Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park

–     In South Eastern Kenya 275kms away

–     577 to 1010m

–     9000km²

–     Kenya Wildlife Service Safari Card

–     Kilagani Serena Lodge, Finch Huttons, Severin Safari Camp, Sarova Salt Lick and Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodges

–     By Road approx. 5 hours’ drive from both Nairobi and Mombasa Daily scheduled flights from Nairobi and Mombasa

–     Large herds of Elephant, Mzima Springs, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary

The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching from Mtito Andei, along the Mombasa-Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. Compared with its opposite, Tsavo West has a more varied topography and a more diverse array of habitats. The park’s habitats include 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 towards the Chyulu Hills, there is traces of recent volcanic origin with lava flows and ash cones including the Shetani lava flow. In the far south, on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. At Mzima Springs, in the North of the park, water has been filtered underground from the Chyulu Hills and gushes from below a lava ridge into a series of clear pools. In the far south western corner on the Kenya Tanzania border is Lake Jipe, part of which is in the park. This very attractive lake is fed by runoff from Mt. Kilimanjaro and the North Pare mountains. Tsavo West and East National Parks were once a single conservation sanctuary, they are now separated by the A109 Nairobi Mombasa Road; Tsavo West is considered the best topography fans who want to view Kenya’s animals and birds.

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