Safari Guide to Tsavo West National Park

The Tsavo West National Park forms one of the largest National Parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land. Tsavo West is the most famous of the two and is painted on a sprawling canvas of endless skies, hills, liquid lava flows, rivers, sparkling oases and a cloud shadowed African savannah. The magic Mzima Springs is fed by over 250 million litres of fresh water gushing from the lava flows of the Chyulu Hills. It provides a continuous supply of water to Mombasa town. The park is famous for the numerous prides of maneless lions that patrol the plains and predate on the herbivore herds. It offers some of the most magnificent fame viewing in the world with vast herds of dust-red elephant, hippo, giant crocodile and a wide variety of bird life.

Tsavo West National Park It lies on the West of the Nairobi-Mombasa Highway, equidistant from Mombasa and Nairobi. The emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm-fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oases set against the unforgettable cloud -shadowed African Savannah. At the north of the park, water that has filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. You have an opportunity to view animals under water through a glass house. The scenic volcanic arena from the 'Shetani' Lava flow which is Swahili for 'Devil' and the Chaimu Crater, Lake Jipe, ridges, volcanic ash cones and rocky outcrops forms scenery like no other. Game viewing here is magnificent with herds of dust-red elephants, fat pods of hippo, giant crocodile, and teeming herds of plain game, a fantasia of bird life and some magical flora.