Tsavo West National Park is a popular safari destination on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential and guided walks along the Tsavo River.
Covering an area of 7,065 square kilometers, Tsavo West is a savannah ecosystem that comprises of open grasslands, scrublands and acacia woodlands, belts of ravive vegetation and rocky ridges. Animals present in this park include rhino, lions, cheetah, leopard, hippos, buffalo, and over 600 diverse bird species including the threatened corncrake and the near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.
Distance: Located 240 km from Nairobi, 250km from Mombasa and covering an area of 9,065 square kilometers, Tsavo West National Park covers 30% of total Kenyan land under National Parks.
Tsavo West National Park’s landscape consists of open plains alternating with savannah bush and semi desert scrub, acacia woodlands, rocky ridges and outcrops and more extensive ranges and isolated hills; belts of riverine vegetation; palm thickets and on the Chyulu Hills, mountain forest.
Tsavo West National Park safari attractions
Tsavo West National Park is a popular Kenya safari destination on account of its magnificent scenery, Mzima springs, rich and varied wildlife, rhino sanctuary, good road system, rock climbing and guided walks potential along the Tsavo River. The Big Five can be found in the park along with a fine range of antelope species, elephants and a huge number of bird species. Other places of interest to visit include the Chaimu Crater and the Roaring Rocks.