Tsavo West National Park, Kenya

Tsavo West National Park is located in southeastern Kenya along with its sister park Tsavo East National Park. Tsavo West National Park is a beautiful wilderness with palm-fringed rivers, lava rock, waterfalls and sprawling savannah teeming with animals and birds.

Tsavo West's landscape is mountainous and more diverse thus allowing for more impressive safari scenery and experiences. The Rhino Sanctuary, the Mzima Springs and the potential for rock climbing attracts more tourists to visit Tsavo West National Park.

Activities

You can take part in any of the following activities while visiting Tsavo West National Park

  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Walking Safari
  • Visit Waterfalls
  • Camping
  • Cave Exploration
  • Underwater Fish and Hippo Watching

When To Visit

Tsavo West National Park can be visited at any time of the year. The best time for wildlife is during the dry season months between June and September are perfect for seeing many animals as they concentrate near the rivers and water holes.

The wet season months are very good if you enjoy the green surrounding and clear views to see the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. Photography and birding are also great during the greener months but the animals are more spread out and in fewer numbers.

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Getting There

Tsavo West National Park is located around 240 kilometres from Nairobi - Kenya's capital city. The park is along the Nairobi-Mombasa Road and the driving there can take about 5 hours.

You can also take the train that goes between Mombasa and Nairobi and stop at one of the nearby towns.

Alternatively, you can charter a domestic flight from Nairobi to any of the several airstrips in Tsavo West National park. Local flights from other national parks can be arranged to connect to the parts of Kenya.

Where To Stay

There are many options of where you can stay while in Tsavo West National Park. Whether you prefer the luxury of the Serena hotels' service or camping and feeling one with the wilderness around, Tsavo West will accommodate you.

Alternatively, you can stay in the nearby towns especially if you want to check out the local culture of the people around the Tsavo National Parks. This could also work well if you intend on visiting Both Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park.

We recommend that you book ahead of time especially during the peak months of June through September when the lodges have many guests.

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