Vista over the Tsavo East semi desert landscape 

With the Yatta plateau in the background you get a good impression of the rugged terrain of Tsavo East. The Galana river is in the foreground giving a few green specks to the barren view. Tsavo East is a Kenyan national park that covers an area of approximately 13,747 square kilometers. The park is located in the Coast Province and lies in the Taita-Taveta County. It is bordered to the north by the Yatta Plateau, which at 2,149 meters above sea level is one of the world’s longest lava flows. The park can be accessed through three gates: Voi, Bachuma and Mackinnon Road. Tsavo East is crossed by the Galana River, which forms a large swamp in the south of the park. The riverine forests around the Galana River are home to hippopotamuses and crocodiles. Elsewhere in the park are open plains, acacia woodlands and scrublands
The rugged terrain of Tsavo East makes it difficult to access many areas of the park.