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Tsavo East National Park

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Tsavo East Education Center

Sunrise Tsavo East Conservation Education Center was established in 1972 with accommodation facilities viz- dormitories, lecture hall and catering facilities. The Centre serves various learning communities i.e. members of WCK, students from all levels of educational institutions and non-educational organized groups from members of the public.
It disseminates environmental/wildlife conservation awareness to all Kenyans and members of the international community. It uses various methods to pass the relevant conservation messages to the visiting individuals or organized groups.

Further information


The following facilities are available at subsidized rates.

Accommodation There are three dormitories for the visitors and one separate room for the group leaders. Beds and mattresses are provided for up to 50 visitors at a time.
Kitchen: necessary utensils, cutlery and firewood.
Charges for accommodation facilities Residents: KShs.50.00 per student and KShs. 100.00 per adult per night.
Non-residents: US$8 per student and US$10 per adult per night.
Transport A sixty-two seater bus and a twenty-four seater minibus are available for hire at KShs. 28.00 per km traveled.
Library For reference use by visitors while at the center.
Lecture hall With exhibits, video machine player, television, video cassettes, overhead projector, slide projector and other teaching aids.
Nature trail As you walk along the trail, you are able to watch birds and to identify and learn about various plants of Tsavo.
What to bring Visitors are asked to bring their own food, a towel, beddings, toiletries, writing materials and for those who can, a camera and a pair of binoculars.
Main Attractions From the Education Center visitors can tour the following interesting places in addition to game viewing:
  • Mzima Springs in Tsavo West
  • Shetani Lava Flow in Tsavo West
  • Mudanda Rock in Tsavo East
  • Yatta Plateau in Tsavo East
  • Aruba Dam in Tsavo East
  • Lake Jipe in Tsavo West
  • Lugard's Falls in Tsavo East
  • Chaimu Lava in Tsavo West
  • Rhino Sanctuary at Ngulia in Tsavo West