A journey through Tsavo East

Tsavo East National Park

Elephants and zebras at a river at Tsavo East National Park.  

Photo credit: Jan Fox | Nation Media Group

As the grand tusks above Moi Avenue are symbolic of Mombasa, the arch of tusks at the entrance of Tsavo Inn are an icon of Mtito Andei. I get a glimpse of the hotel as our convoy drives past, triggering happy childhood memories of long journeys to the coast. Not far along the road, in the town’s dusty outskirts, is an unexpected sight: a set of real tusks on an elephant calmly foraging by the tarmac.

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