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Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

Montreal, Canada
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Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

Please advise which park is best for viewing animals and scenery from Diani Beach area.

Or should one do both parks?

We would like to do a trip with a one night stay just to photograph the sunsets :-)

Any suggestions?

Thanks a bunch in advance.

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Bugibba, Malta
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1. Re: Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

If only one night go Tsavo West, but if you have more nights then do both.

To be honest for both you need at least 2-3 nights each.

Montreal, Canada
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2. Re: Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

Thanks for the tip, rdsat, we will look into the possibility of leaving really early and staying 1 night or maybe 2... will see.

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3. Re: Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

1 night really is not enough , its a hell of a drive from Diani also have to use the likoni ferry but if that is all time you have , I would say west but I like east as well , can be tough spotting animals sometimes due to the fact that the bush is quite dense but very rewarding when you do get those special sightings

Nairobi, Kenya
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4. Re: Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

Tsavo East Vs. West ?

This has been discussed on the forum, refer to TA threads below:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29421…

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g303977-i9878-k7…

As others have said, a min of 2-3 nights is needed. It will take you half a day just get there.

Lions Bluff Lodge is a great spot for taking pics.

http://www.lionsblufflodge.com

Good Luck

Edited: 30 November 2017, 11:27
Norwich, United...
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5. Re: Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

What about the route through the Shimba Hills? That would avoid Mombassa and the ferry.

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6. Re: Which park Tsavo E or W from Diani Beach for animals?

Wouldn't recommend the road through Kwale and Kinango. We thought it would be a short cut. Took hours, navigating huge pot holes.

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