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.