Tsavo Elephant Research
Dedicated to the Conservation of Tsavo
Elephants and the Environment
Tsavo Elephant Population
The elephant population within the Tsavo Ecosystem is the largest and thus most important in Kenya. Tsavo is home to approximately 12,570 elephants (2011), about one-third of all the elephants in Kenya.
The Tsavo Ecosystem (40,000 km²) is located in the south-eastern region of Kenya. This vast area is comprised of the protected areas of Tsavo East National Park (13,747 km²), Tsavo West National Park (6,586 km²), Chyulu National Park and Mkomozi National Park in Tanzania. The remaining area is comprised of national reserve, wildlife sanctuaries, livestock ranches, settlements, agriculture, mining and towns.