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Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo west national park is approximately 9,000 sq km game park in southern Kenya, situated about 200 km south-east of Nairobi. Separated only by the Mombasa -Nairobi road and railway from Tsavo east, Tsavo west is a part of the entire Tsavo ecosystem. The park is located in the coast province and it is covered in volcanic cones, lava outflows and volcanic outcrops. Tsavo west is an international wildlife and environment treasure chest. Tsavo west national park contains a variety of habitat, geological soil types, animals, birds and plants. Tsavo west national park is close to the Amboseli national park, and on a clear day in Tsavo west, one is able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Tsavo west in Kenya is more vegetated and greener compared to Tsavo east but each one of these parks in Kenya has its own diversity.More than 50 different types of mammals graze, scavenge, browse, and hunt in the bush country and grasslands of Tsavo West national Park. Zebras are always seen slaking their thirst near Tsavo west national park’s luxurious game lodges. Among the most unusual animals is the gerenuk, an antelope that is long necked and that which browses on the sweeter and higher levels of the acacia thorns. Carnivores are very abundant in the park.

The most famous of Tsavo west national park site is the Mzima Springs, where the rainfall harvested in the porous volcanic springs forth at the rate of 225 million liters a day into pools and streams of hippo and crocodile infested waters. Tsavo west national park offers excellent lodges and luxury camps for all tourists. Camps found in this camp include but not limited to: Severin camp, Kilanguni camp, and Finch Hattons camp. These are the most famous camps in the park. The western part of Tsavo west national park is more popular destination on account of its magnificent scenery, varied and rich wildlife, Mzima springs, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing and guided walks along the Tsavo River.

The northern part of Tsavo west national park is the most developed in terms of infrastructure, and has magnificent scenery with a rolling volcanic landscape carpeted in long grass and dense bush. This park is covered by tall vegetation which makes game spotting a little trickier compared to some other parks. The big five which include: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros can be found in the park. The main attractions in Tsavo west national park are the two waterholes built by the lodges to a more guarantee that the guests will be treated to a fabulous game viewing. Places to visit in this park include the Chaimu crater and the roaring rocks view point.

These are situated in the southwest of Kilanguni Safari lodge and they can be climbed in roughly 15 minutes and offer sensational views over the plains.The major wildlife attractions in Tsavo west national park include the big five, cheetah, giraffe, crocodile, zebra, nocturnal porcupine, plains game, insects, diverse plant, and over 600 species of birds including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler. The activities in Tsavo west national park include: game viewing, caving at the shetani caves, camping, cave exploration, and underwater hippo and fish watching. Tsavo west national park customizes Kenya safaris at no extra cost. The itinerary in this park including accommodation and activities are designed to suit each visitor’s preference. For bookings please visit our website.

Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park

The Tsavo National Park is a combination of the Tsavo east National Park and Tsavo west national park making the largest game sanctuaries in the world. The wild life in this game reserve includes lion and herds of elephants as the common species. The other species are klipspringer, caracal, striped hyena, and the fringe-eared Oryx. The Tsavo west national park is located at Kenya’s Coast province. It covers an area of 9, 065 sq Km.   The Tsavo national park is divided into the west and east by a railway and the A109Nairobi- Mombasa road.

The Tsavo west national park is mainly popular for its   magnificent scenery comprising of varied and rich wildlife, the Mzima springs, rhino reserve , good system of road, guided walks along rive Tsavo and the potential of rock climbing. The Kenya Wildlife Service is in charge of the Tsavo west national park.

 Based on history and archeology, it is given that the Tsavo west national park was the home to the Middle   Stone Age and early Stone Age human. The place shows evidence of the economy that existed during the late Stone age period which is approximately six thousand to one thousand three hundred years ago.

In the Tsavo west national park there is the Galan River which according research showed various archeological sites of the Late Stone Age. The inhabitants in this location fished, hunted wild animals   and even domesticated other animals.

The Tsavo west national park is covered by lava flows, rocky outcrops and volcanic cones. The landscape is carpeted by dense bush and long dry grass. As compared to other parks in Kenya, the Tsavo west national park has very tall vegetation which makes it difficult to spot the wild animals. The lion, cheaters and tigers for example camouflage with the environment. The Big five are fund in the park along side’s wide range   antelope species. The main center of attraction in Tsavo west national park are the two   water holes which are constructed near the lodges which is an aspect that assures the visitors that they will receive a perfect and fabulous viewing of the game.

The places to visit at Tsavo west national park are the Roaring Rocks and Chaimu Crater viewpoint that are located at the Southeast of Kilanguni Safari Lodge. These rocks at Tsavo west national park can be easily climbed within a period of 15 minutes and they offer a perfect sensational view across the plains.

The Tsavo west national park offers accommodation in places like Kilanguni Serena lodge and Voyager Ziwani Safari camp among others. The Kenya safari at the Tsavo west national park is well customized and has no any extra cost added to it. The activities, accommodation and   itinerary can be made in a way to suit a client’s preference and taste.

The management at the Tsavo west national park ensures that east customer is guided   with sufficient information concerning the lodges, hotels and locations to be visited. Clients can offer their options concerning their experiences at the Tsavo west national park in the park’s face book page. The park ensures that it works towards offering high quality and standard service to its customers at all time. The Tsavo west national park is a place you cannot afford to miss in your tour around Kenya.


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