About this Location
Tsavo West National Park is located on South-Eastern Kenya, 240km from Nairobi along the western side of Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The park covers an area of 7,065km2 with a savannah ecosystem made up of open grasslands, shrublands, Acacia woodlands, sashes of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges. The A109 road Nairobi-Mombasa and a railway line divides the park into east and west. The western part is a more popular destination thanks to its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River. Major attractions include elephants, Rhinos, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler. Other major attractions include recent Volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration and hiking. Mzima Springs & underwater hippo and fish watching, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, and Lake Jipe.
Activities: Boat excursion at Lake Jipe; bird watching at Lake Jipe; annual bird ringing at Ngulia lodge; hill and rock climbing at Chaimu and Ngulia Hills; caving at Shetani Caves.
Getting Around: There are several airstrips in the park that allow chartered light planes and the park can be accessed by road.