Tsavo West National Park

The park is located on south eastern Kenya, 240km from Nairobi along the western side of Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges.

Major wildlife attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.

ACCESS

:: Distance: 240 km from Nairobi, 250km from Mombasa (Mtito Andei Gate).
:: By air There are 3 airstrips in the park
:: Gates: Tsavo, Lake Jipe, Mtito Andei (Kamboyo HQ), Chyulu, Maktau and Ziwani.
:: Roads: The main access routes are through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli and Mtito Andei Gate from Nairobi.
:: Visitors from Mombasa also use Tsavo Gate near Manyani.
:: The Park can also be reached via Taveta –Voi road through Maktau, Ziwani and Jipe Gates.
:: Airstrips: Kamboyo, Kilaguni, Tsavo Gate, Jipe, Kasigau, Finch Hottons, Ziwani, and Maktau airstrips are in good condition.

SIZE & LOCATION

:: 9,065 Sq. Km.
:: South Eastern Kenya, Inland from Mombasa

CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

:: Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm.
:: Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov/ December.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Recent Volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration and hiking. Mzima Springs & underwater hippo and fish watching.

WILDLIFE

Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Lion,Crocodile, Mongoose, Hyrax, Dik- dik, Lesser Kudu, and Nocturnal Porcupine. Prolific birdlife features 600 species.

ACTIVITY OPTIONS

:: Game viewing
:: Camping
:: Cave exploration
:: Underwater Hippo and fish watching
:: Caving at the Shetani caves

1. Mount Kenya National Park 2. Aberdare National Park 3. Lake Bogoria National Reserve
4. Lake Baringo Reserve 5. Hell's Gate National Park 6. Laikipia Conservancies
7. Samburu National Reserve 8. Shaba National Reserve 9. Meru National Park
10. Tsavo East National Park 11. Chyulu National Park 12. Lake Nakuru National Park
13. Shimba Hills National Park 14. Tsavo West National Park 15. Amboseli National Park
16. Maasai Mara National Reserve