Tsavo West National Park is the continuity of one of the greatest National Parks in the world. This breathtaking expanse of landscape attracts all of Africa’s Big-Five animals, the small and mysterious ones too. There are also sanctuaries for the black rhino as well as antelope, gazelle, melanistic servals, aardwolves and 400 bird species. You can find Africa’s “big five” here in the dense foliage searching for game and sustenance as they have for millions of years. The famous Tsavo lions and herds of red dust elephants are unique to this land. In fact, Tsavo hosts Kenya’s largest elephant population.
Everything about Tsavo West National Park is extreme and striking. The contours and variety of its land, the deep colors of desert, sky and springs, and the surprise of nearby wildlife emerging from the scrub. The park is an immense panorama of savannah broken by dark volcanic lava beds, unexpected vistas, ancient baobab trees and lush oases fed by underground springs.
Of course, as you move about the park with your expert guide, you’re sure to spot some of the park’s smaller treasures like the bush baby, hartebeest, dik-dik, lesser kudo, gerenuk and impala. And there’s lots of monkeys here! The park’s many acacia trees are a playground to yellow baboons and vervet monkeys who are sure to entertain you with their antics.
Tsavo West is a parade of continuous surprises. The arid grassland gives way to the green paradise of Mzima Springs. At Chyulu Hills you can drive to incredible viewpoints such as Poacher’s Lookout where you’ll be treated to unforgettable vistas and the image of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance.