THERE are two Tsavos, East and West., off the awful higway which joins Nairobi to the port of Mombasa. Tsavo East is the home of legendary wildlife figure Daphne Sheldrick, who developed techniques to rear orphaned elephants.
On the advice of a Kenyan resident, we made time for a full day in Tsavo West, which is drier and redder than Tsavo East, apparently. The landscapes are dramatic, but so too is the wildlife viewing. With a fraction of a fraction of the visitors that other parks get, Tsavo West is one of our favourites.