EXPLORE TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
Tsavo West National Park is the largest National park in Kenya occupying about 9,065 km2. It is located near the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro on the southern part and neighboring Amboseli National Park just 1hr drive to cross from one to the other through beautiful rugged scenery and terrain and through the Maasai villages
This Park is prominent for its ”red” elephants, lions, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, plains game, hippos, and crocodiles swim side by side at huge pools of pure mineral water from the springs of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs [source of water for the coastal famous town of Mombasa]. It is known for its birdlife and for its large mammals, for example, the black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bushbaby, hartebeest, lesser kudu, and Maasai giraffe.
Tsavo National Park can be accessed through Mtito Gate, Man-Eaters Gate, and Chyulu Gate.
ATTRACTION IN TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
- The spectacle Mzima Springs is the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rocks, forming the most welcoming and lovely scene in Africa.
- A vibrant volcanic arena; molten lava that forms Shetani lava spewed from the earth just about 200 years ago and its fiery fury was thought by locals to be the work of the Devil.
- Ancient lands of Lions, in 1898 the Uganda railway construction was abruptly halted by the two of the most voracious and insatiable man-eating lions appeared upon the scene, and for over nine-month waged intermittent warfare against the railway and all those connected with it in the vicinity of Tsavo.
- Glorious game drives; Tsavo west offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world
- Ngulia Sanctuary; this is where the growing population of highly endangered black rhino is inching from the chasm of extinction forced upon them by rampant poaching in the 1960s.
- Lake Jipe lies astride Kenya and Tanzania border and is teeming with aquatic life, Bird watching I also major activity around the lake.
ACCOMMODATION AT TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
Available Catering. Kamboyo Guest House, Lake Jipe Cottages.
Available Campsites. Kamboyo Campsite, Chyulu Campsite, Lake Jipe, Simba Campsite, Royal Little.
Kudu Campsite, Kenge Campsite, Palm Tree Campsite, Professional Campsite
Privately Owned Campsites & Lodges. These include the Ngulia Safari Lodge, Kilaguni Safari, Serena Lodge, Kitani Severin Safari Camp/Lodge, Finch Hatton’s Tented Lodge, Voyager Safari Camp.
- Address /Location:
- Tsavo, Kenya
- 9,065 km²
- Wet and Swampy
- Under water Hippo and Fish Watching, Game Viewing, and Cave Exploration.
- Wildlife Species:
- Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion, Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine. Prolific bird life features 600 species.