Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, are the largest parks in Kenya, with a combined surface of approximately 20,000 sqkm. This ecosystem hosts the biggest population of Elephants in the country. Here Elephants pick up a characteristic red tint due to the colour of the soil where they dust and mud bath. The Tsavo ecosystem hosts some of the last remaining big tuskers in Africa. Many species of mammals are found here, including African Wild Dogs in Tsavo West NP. Lions and Cheetahs can be seen frequently in Tsavo East, while Leopards are common in Tsavo West. Here you can also enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries in Africa, consisting in rocky hills and valleys, ancient lava flows and a stunning view on the Chyulu Hills and Mt Kilimanjaro. Photography in both parks is good but there is a strict no off-road policy and the tracks are few and far apart. Sightings of animals are often far from the tracks. In some areas the bush is thick and it is difficult to spot animals unless they are on the road, which is not particularly good for photography. A visit here is all the same worthwhile, provided that guests do not expect the same photo opportunities as in Mara or Southern Serengeti.