Tsavo, the largest national park in Kenya, is bigger than Wales. Split into two by the main Nairobi to Mombasa road, this vast park is famous for the man-eating lions that so terrorised workers constructing the railway in 1898. Lions still roam the land here, which ranges from semi-arid plains in Tsavo East to the volcanic undulations of Tsavo West, which stretch down to the border with Tanzania.
Tsavo East and Tsavo West together sustain Kenya's most substantial elephant herds, and a whole host of other wildlife, from cheetah to hippo. Tsavo East offers an almost dizzying sense of space and days worth of safari pleasure. Shorter safaris in the right season can be satisfying too, as wildlife congregates near the Voi and Galana rivers. Many of the luxury safari lodges here have terraces and bars overlooking waterholes for that sublime sundowner safari experience.
Tsavo is also close to the enchanting Kenya coast, so it makes absolute sense to combine the two for a perfect tailor-made experience.