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Taita Ranches - Tsavo Conservation Area
Where Dololo was rescued is on privately owned land outside of the southern section of Tsavo East National Park and has been a migratory route for elephants throughout millennia, passing here to access the Taita Ranches to get to Tsavo West National Park or heading further south to access the Shimba Hills forests on the southern coast of Kenya. Elephants traversed this country long before it became inhabited by mankind and of course long before Tsavo was proclaimed a National Park in 1948, and as such an official Sanctuary for wildlife. Even in 1948 this area was largely uninhabited however today it comprises of tribal Group Ranches inhabited by a mixture of Kenyan tribes, and the area is primarily used for livestock ranching. This region provides extremely important habitat for elephants in the dry seasons offering plentiful browse once the plains of Southern Tsavo East dry. It often experiences more rain pulled from the sea than Tsavo so can host quite literally hundreds of elephants at certain times of year.