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Tsavo is made up of two separate parks, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. Located in the Coast Region of Kenya. Tsavo is nearly 2222,000 square KM, is the largest national park in Kenya, and is one of the largest in the world. The park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.

Tsavo East National Park is located South East of Kenya near the Town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province, inland from the Coast, it is 13,747 sq. km.

While the Tsavo West National Park covers an area of 9,065 sq. km. The park was opened in April 1948.

The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.

Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter than its counterpart, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for bird life and for its large mammals e.g. black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo, and Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bush baby, hartebeest, lesser kudu and Maasai giraffe.

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