Tsavo West National Park
Dubbed the "Land of Lava, Springs and Man-eaters" by Kenya Wildlife Services, Tsavo West National Park is located on south eastern Kenya, 240km from Nairobi along the western side of Mombasa-Nairobi highway. Tsavo West National Park's savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges.
Wildlife Attraction in Tsavo West National Park
Major wildlife attractions include All of 'Africa's Big Five' - elephant, rhino, Leopard, Buffalo and Lion, Cheetah, Wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine. Prolific birdlife features 600 species., diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
Major Physical Attractions in Tsavo West National Park
Recent Volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration and hiking. Mzima Springs & underwater hippo and fish watching.
Access to Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park can be accessed by road or air from both Mombasa or Nairobi ;
- Distance: 240 km from Nairobi, 250km from Mombasa to access Tsavo West National Park through the Mtito Andei Gate
- From Mombasa you can access Tsavo West National Park through the Tsavo Gate near Manyani.
- Tsavo West National Park can also be accessed through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli.
- Tsavo West National Park can also be accessed by air using Kamboyo, Kilaguni, Tsavo Gate, Jipe, Kasigau, Finch Hatton's, Ziwani, and Maktau airstrips.
- The Park can also be reached via Taveta –Voi road through Maktau, Ziwani and Jipe Gates.