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Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park - Description

The section of Tsavo National Park south of the Mombasa Road, 9,000-square kilometre Tsavo West provides a unique step back in time - to the days when tens of thousands of giant beasts roamed this forested land. Tsavo West’s boundaries encompass a huge variety of habitats, from the lush forests on the Chyulu Hills to arid desert plains, rich riverine groves to the haunting lava-flows of Shaitani. 

Tsavo West National Park - Wildlife and Game Viewing

Today, the forests are gone- the result of too many elephants and too little rain - but, thanks to the abundant snowmelt from Kilimanjaro, the land continues to water a huge variety of wildlife, from elephant and buffalo to lion, leopard, oryx, lesser kudu and klipspringer. Even the dangerously depleted black rhino are making a minor comeback in a small, fiercely-guarded 70-square-kilometre sanctuary

The park’s undisputed showpiece is the crystal clear bounty of Mzima Springs, where in an oasis of raffia palms and fig trees the melting snows of Kilimanjaro pump over 50 million gallons of water out of the ground each day. An underwater observation post here offers a novel close encounter with the large crocodile and pods of hippo that flourish in the cold waters.

Bird Watching - birding Safari in Tsavo West National Park

Bird watching safaris in Tsavo West are best between October and January, featuring many migratory birds including African skimmers, red and yellow bishops, goshawks, buffalo weavers and palm nut vultures, to name a few. Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the park, including ostriches, kestrels, buzzards, starlings, weavers, kingfishers, hornbills, secretary birds and herons. 

Our Choice of Tsavo West safari Camps and Lodges

Sarova Taita Hills Salt Lick Lodge - Taita Hills Game Sanctuary

Ngulia Safari Lodge - Tsavo West National Park

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge - Tsavo West National Park

Sample Tsavo East and West Safaris

One (1) Day Tsavo East Safari

2 Days Tsavo East Safari  

3 Days Tsavo East and  Amboseli Safari

3 Days Tsavo East and West Safari

3 Days Tsavo East and  Amboseli Safari

4 Days Safari Tsavo West, Mombasa Air Safaris, Amboseli, Tsavo East


Popular Kenya Safaris from Nairobi or Mombasa

Masai Mara is Kenya's most popular safari destination and can be visited from both Mombasa and Nairobi. Options include 3 Days Nairobi to Masai Mara Kenya Safari or 3 Days Masai Mara Air Safari from Mombasa

Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and it is a very popular safari destination from Mombasa. The 3 Days Tsavo East and West Safari from Mombasa is our most recommended package. You may also choose

2 Days Tsavo East Safari 

3 Days Mombasa safari to Tsavo East and Taita Hills Saltlick Safari

The 4 Days Safari Tsavo West, Amboseli and Tsavo East Safari is one of the most popular Kenya safari which can begin from either Mombasa or Nairobi

6 Days Tsavo East, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari from Mombasa - this Safari tours the best Wildlife Parks in Kenya

Chalkoko Birding and Wildlife Safaris, Mombasa - Kenya 
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