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Tsavo West National Park Attractions, What to do Activities like bird ringing, game drives, and safaris, where to Stay accommodation and lodges, best offers, discounted rates for luxury tented camps, hotels, camping and campsites, What to see; A popular safari destination, a nature lover's paradise featuring Mzima Springs, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary with undisturbed vistas of Chyulu Hills, Taita Hills. Enjoy the hospitality of some of the best lodges in Kenya- Ngulia, Kilaguni, Finch Hattons, Taita Hills Lodge, Lake Jipe Lodge, Salt Lick lodge, Oldonyo Wuas.

Tsavo West National Park Attractions, Activities, Accommodation Lodges

Tsavo West National Park has an area of 9065 km2. Separated from Tsavo East Park by Nairobi- Mombasa road, the park extends from Athi River in the North to Tanzania border. Tsavo West Park is also the home of the man eaters of Tsavo, the lions which brought the construction of the railway to a standstill. The local people believed that the lions were reincarnated chiefs protesting the invasion of their land by foreigners. A visit to Tsavo West Game Park is best combined with excursions to Chyulu hills National Park and Taita Hills Game Reserve. Other attractions in the vicinity include Lake Jipe, Taita Hills Sanctuary, Chyulu Hills andTsavo East National Park.

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Tsavo East National Park Attractions / Activities

Attractions in Tsavo West National Park comprise of physical features, mammals and birds

  • Mzima Springs
  • Shaitani lava flow
  • Lake Jipe
  • Chyulu hills
  • Mt.Kilimanjaro
  • Chaimu Crater
  • Roaring Rocks
  • Taita Hills
  • 600 recorded species of birds
  • Large concentration of mammals
Mzima springs

Mzima Springs are perhaps one of the greatest wonder of Tsavo West. Water gurgles from the underground and forms large expanse of pools, which provide habitats for colourful fish, hippos and crocodiles. A glass observation tank allows one to view this aquatic undisturbed. The springs are the main source of water for Mombasa municipality. At its prime Tsavo's Mzima Springs gurgled out 20 million litres of water daily.


Besides the lions, the Park has a large concentration of herbivores and predators. and other animals. These include the Bush back, dik dik, duikers, eland, gazelles, gerenuk, wildebeest, hartebeest, impala, klipspringer, lesser kudu, fringe eared Oryx, steinbok, suni, buffalo, elephant, maasai giraffe, hippos, black rhino, cheetah, aardwolf, caracal, hyena, lions, leopard, baboons

The Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary:

The Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary covers an area of 62Km2. It has around 60 Black Rhinos. Ngulia Rhino sanctuary is fully fenced.

Lake Jipe

Lake Jipe is reached from Taveta. One can go for a boat ride in the lake. It is also popular with migratory birds from Europe between February and May.

Profusion Of Birdlife

With over 600 recorded species of birds, Tsavo West National Park is a bird watcher's paradise. Lake Jipe being one of the favoured sites of migratory birds. Each year from September to November the Ngulia region becomes the base for a large-scale netting and ringing.

What to do in Tsavo West National Park?

Tsavo West National Park Activities/

  • Game drives
  • Bird Ringing
  • Bird/nature walks.
  • Camping
  • Visiting Local villages
  • Balloon Safaris
  • Cultural dances
  • Visits to Rhino Sanctuary

Tsavo West National Park Getting There

The drive from Nairobi to Tsavo West National Park can be very interesting especially if your guide knows the history of the various towns and shopping centres that you drive by. From Nairobi the first significant town is Athi River, followed by Salama, Email, Kiboko, Kibwezi, Mtito Adei, Tsavo, Manyani and finally Voi. Voi is only 160Km from Mombasa. Travel from Nairobi will take at most 4 hours depending on the gate that you use. Tsavo West National Park requires a smart card. The park headquarters are at Voi gate.

Tsavo West National Park Gates

From Nairobi one can access Tsavo West Game Park through Chyulu, Mtito Andei, Tsavo, Jipe, Maktau Gate, Kasigau Gate.

Tsavo West National Park Accommodation/ Tsavo East Lodges/ Tented Camps and Public Campsites:

The first lodge to be constructed in the park was Kilaguni/ Kilaguni. It was opened in 1962 by the Duke of Gloucester. The lodge affords panoramic views of the park. Its waterhole is frequented by park animals. Others include:-


Wildebeest migration safari are organized in bothMaasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks. The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time and budget but also the flexibility of the guest. The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti/ Ngorongoro/ Manyara Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli. The 8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari Masai Mara National Park (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option. Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha. The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park. The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May


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