Tsavo is the largest Gamepark in Kenya, and it’s close proximity to the coast make it a popular safari destination.
It’s divided into two parts;
- Tsavo East and Tsavo West.
Location & Landscape
It’s diverse landscapes range from mountains, plains, lakes, wooded grasslands, scrubland with enormous baobab trees to river forest. The vast openness, make it easy to imagine that this unspoiled wilderness was probably how all of East Africa once looked.
Things to do in and around Tsavo West
Mzima Springs is an oasis in Tsavo West, and has nature walks, an underwater viewing chamber, hippo pools and rapids making this an interesting place to visit. Black lava outcrops at Shetani are also interesting as are the caves and Chaimu crater nearby.
You’ll see many elephant, the big 5 (leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo) and a whole host of other animals and birds.
Where to Stay
BKenya recommended places to stay on Tsavo West:
- Voyager Ziwani ♥♥♥♥♥
- Finch Hatton’s Camp ♥♥♥♥♥
- Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge ♥♥♥♥♥
- Kilaguni Serena-Safari Lodge (Tsavo) ♥♥♥♥♥
- Lion’s Bluff Lodge ♥♥♥
Other places you may want to consider:
- The Taita Hills Game Lodge ♥♥♥
- Ngulia Safari Lodge ♥♥
- Grogan’s Castle ♥♥
- Crocodile Camp ♥♥
- Kamboyo Guest House ♥
Wildlife you can expect to see include giraffe, zebra, antelopes of all shapes and sizes, crocodile, hyena, ostrich, warthog and so many more. There are hundreds of species of birds and more.
Directions: From Mombasa: Drive to Voi (about 1-2hours) and take a left turn just before you hit the town. There’s a large sign. Follow the road, it’s basically a reasonable tarmac road with rough patches. Follow it for an hour or so until you get to Tsavo West.