KENYA: ADVENTURE IN THE TSAVO PARK
The Tsavo Park is located in the middle between Nairobi and Mombasa, it borders on Tanzania, and it is the largest park in Kenya. It is so huge to be divided in two administrations, whose limit is the Tsavo river: on its the eastern side there is the East Tsavo Park, on the western side extends the West Tsavo Park. There are 60 species of mammals, 387 of birds, and around a thousand of vegetables. The Tsavo Park is a huge natural reserve, where nothing have to interfere with the natural course of the animals and of the plants.
The story of the park tells of a “ revolt of the lions” which, on 1898, rebelled against the men working for the construction of the railway Nairobi – Mombasa. For several weeks the lions attached the yards of the railway: they killed 30 men and terrorized the workers. Colonel Patterson was the only able to kill them: now the furs of two of them are exhibited in the Field Museum of Chicago.
Nowadays the Tsavo Park is one of the less frequented by tourists park in Kenya. Because of its width and its quietness, it is also one of the most suitable for a long safari by special prepared 4 wheels driving cars, and tents for mobile camps. Lions, buffalos, gazelles, elephants, giraffes and antelopes can be easy seen. The huge and awkward baobab tree, the dry red ground and the boundless expanses of acacia trees, characterize its wonderful landscape.
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