TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK
Tsavo is the ultimate in rugged wilderness beauty. At 7,065 square kilometers, there is more than enough wilderness to explore. This beauty belies a dark past: it was in Tsavo where a century ago man eating lions roamed the savanna, killing many over a period of nine months and almost putting to a stop the construction of the East African railway line.
The landscape of the Tsavo consists of open wide savanna grasslands, Acacia forests, rock bridges, and densely vegetated river belts. It is generally dry in Tsavo except for the rains in March, April and November of each year. Visitors go all year round.
Poachers Lookout is one of the more spectacular features of Tsavo where visitors can enjoy an aerial view of the animals as they water themselves.
Tsavo is close to Mombasa. It is possible to drive from Mombasa early in the morning and be in time for a morning game drive.
Tsavo West borders Tsavo East National Park which boasts a similar array of animals and the same savanna landscape. Tsavo East has a much flatter landscape than that of Tsavo West.
People go here for the game drives, the hiking, the varied flora and fauna, and the amazing evening game drives. At Tsavo, you can also find the sole tree hotel in the Kenyan coastal region.
The main attractions of Tsavo are the wildlife: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild Dogs, Zebra, Kudu, Mongoose, Crocodile, Crocodile, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo and Hyrax.
More than 600 bird species.