Galana River is the lifeline of Tsavo East National Park. The Tsavo and Athi rivers merge to form the Galana River, which is the second-longest river in Kenya. The river is known as the Sabaki in its lower course, before flowing into the Indian Ocean. When visiting the Galana River, be sure to visit Lugards Falls, where the water with its power sculpted beautiful canals and cascades. Crocodile Point is another place on the river that promises exciting scenes of a multitude of huge crocodiles. The Galana River is a line as far as visitors can go north in the national park. North of the river is perhaps the longest lava flows (about 300 kilometers) in the world. A special permit is required to visit this part of the park.