Tsavo West National Park is nick named the “Land of Volcanic Lava, Red elephants, springs and so much more” The park boasts of well over 60 species of mammals and more than 400 species of birds. Tsavo West National park is famous for its dramatic sceneries, the Mzima Springs for underwater hippo watching, Rhino Sanctuary and “red elephants”.
Tsavo National Park which was the precursor of Tsavo West NP was founded in 1947 and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kenya. The park has over 60 species of mammals and 400 different species of birds. The Park’S “red elephants”, owe their colour to dust which is prevalent in this area. Also present are lions, cheetahs, antelopes (oryx, kudus, Grant’s gazelles and Thomson’s gazelles), Burch ell’s Zebras, Masai giraffes, baboons and vervet monkeys. In Mzima Springs, crocodiles and hippos are common place.
Other attractions at Tsavo West National Park are the recent volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological as well as cave exploration, hiking, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Lake Jipe, Mt. Kilimanjaro, rhinos and diverse plant species. If lucky, you may spot Wild dogs.
Places of accommodation include:-
- Ngulia Lodge
- Kilaguni Serena Lodge
- Severin Safari Camp
- Finch Hattons