Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is situated on Kenya's southern border with Tanzania, located about
200km south east of Nairobi. Combined with Tsavo East, this park forms one of the world's largest game sanctuaries.

TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK

Destination Overview

Tsavo West has a variety of landscapes, from swamps and natural springs to rocky peaks, extinct volcanic cones, to rolling plains and sharp reddish outcrops. Wildlife can be difficult to spot because of the dense scrubs. In May 1948, a month after its conception Tsavo National Park was divided into East and West for administrative purposes. At 21 812 square km, Tsavo National Park is the largest park in Kenya. Named after the Tsavo River which flows from west to east, the park is considered one of the world's biodiversity strongholds. It is the only Kenyan park that permits night drives and also allows off-road driving so one can see the wildlife close up.

Where to find Tsavo East National Park

Basic Facts, Attractions

Well watered volcanic soils support wooded grasslands and a great quantity and diversity of animal life

  • Area: 7065 Sq. Kms

Attractions

  • Recent volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration, and hiking. Mzima Springs and underwater hippo watching, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Lake Jipe, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Elephant, Rhino, diverse bird and plant species. And if lucky - Wild dogs.

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