The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo West, the more famous of two, lies to the west of the Nairobi-Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa and is pointed on sprawling canvas of endless skies, emerald hills; liquid lava flows palm fringed river, teeming wildlife and sparkling oasis against the unforgettable backdrop of mile upon mile of cloud shadowed Africa savannah
WHAT TO SEE
The Magic Mzima Springs
The lush, hippo-heaving pools of Mzima Springs, fed daily by 250M liters of water gushing from the lava flows of the Chyulu Hills provides an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots.
Ancient Lands of Lion and Lava
Tsavo achieved notoriety in 1898 when “the man-eaters of Tsavo” a pairs of rogue man-eating lions, preyed gruesomely on the builders of the Uganda Railways. Today the park is more famous for the numerous prides of maneless lions that patrol the plains and police the herbivore herds
A Vibrant Volcanic Arena
The molten lava that forms the Shetani Lava flow spewed from the earth just 200 years ago and its fiery fury was thought by the local people to be the work of the Devil.
The Crater is an alternative volcanic arena (which can climb by those who fell fit enough) are the imposing Ngulia Hills and the enchanting chyulu Hills.
The Park abounds in panoramic vantage points from which to monitor the movement of the herds. The finest in poacher’s lookout a rush-roofed hut, high on a hill with views to eternity
Glorious Game Drive
Tsavo offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world-vast herds of dust-red elephant, fat pods of Hippos, giant crocodile, teeming herds of plains game, a fantasia of bird life and some Magical flora. You could also take in a visit to the Ngulia Rhino sanctuary where Tsavo’s growing population of endangered black rhino are inching their way back from the chasm of extinction that was forced upon them by rampant poaching in the1960’s.