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Tsavo East National Park

Tsavo East National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East National Park
Location of Tsavo National Parks
Location Kenya
Coordinates view on map
Area 13,747 kmĀ²
Established 1948
Governing body Kenya Wildlife Service
Elephants crossing road in Tsavo East
The Bachuma Gate entrance to Tsavo National Park

Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 13,747 square kilometres. Situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert it opened in April 1948, it is located near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta County of the former Coast Province. The park is divided into east and west sections by the A109 road and a railway. Named for the Tsavo River, which flows west to east through the national park, it borders the Chyulu Hills National Park, and the Mkomazi Game Reserve in Tanzania.

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