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1. Posted by TonyBirmin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Planning to go to tsavo in Kenya for a small holiday. Anyone been there? Good or bad place

2. Posted by CADO (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi,

Tsavo is one of the largest parks in the world. We have Tsavo East and Tsavo West. I would recommend Tsavo East which has a higher concentration of animal than the latter. Hoping you are an animal person.

Apart from animals, you will find other interesting geographical features like the Aruba Dam, Lugards Falls etc.

For accommation you could try the following:-

- Voi Safari Lodge
- Kingfisher Tented Camp
- Ndololo Tented Camp
- Tarhi Eco Camp
- Satao Camp
- Epiya Chapeya Tented Camp
- Patterson’s Safari Camp (Good Value)
- Aruba Ashnil (Newest and very good)

Enjoy Tsavo

3. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Hey Tony,
I'v been to Tsavo (West) and really loved every minute of it. Tsavo East is a lot smaller than its Western counterpart but because of its compact nature you get the see the whole landscape.
It's true that it's a little more difficult to spot game in TW but that just means you have to work harder at your spotting. The birdlife in TW is also fantastic. I remember one day watching a flock of European Kestrels hunting field mice, or vole or some rodents in the meadows. There must have been 50 to 60 of them and even though they can be pretty common where I'm from in Ireland, to see them in those kinds of numbers is amazing.

I stayed in the Serena Kilaguni Lodge which has views of Mount Kilimanjaro nearby (providing there's no cloud cover). There's also a water-hole beside the lodge where you can sit in the evenings, drink in hand and watch the herds and other animals come to drink.

Overall, I really enjoyed Tsavo West, but I love Kenya anywhere. It's true I've heard that Tsavo West is the better option of the two but not having been there I can't comment. Amboseli is nearby and is my favourite park.