Tsavo West and Tsavo East, the joint area of these national parks form one of the largest and most diverse National parks in the world, making up 30 percent of Kenya’s park area, the size of Israel. This untouched wilderness features extreme diversity of wildlife, habitant from fields of baobabs to huge rocky kopjes and scenic mountain landscape framed against vast blue skies.

Tsavo west National park is a vast expanse of savannah from Mtito Andei along the Mombasa - Nairobi Highway and south to Tanzania border. The Yatta Plateau and its lashes of lava flows stretch 300km to the ends of Tsavo, and is the longest lava flow in the world.

Tsavo is a vast untapped arena of arid bush, split by the azure and emerald meandering Galana and Tsavo Rivers, a water- haven and lifeline to the resident wildlife. Beyond the stunning landscape and wildlife, Tsavo is rife with a fascinating history – from its part in the First World War, to the first Railway, ‘The Lunatic Express’, and the infamous lion of Man – eaters of Tsavo

Mzima springs
“Mzima”, Swahili word meaning alive is a tranquil true oasis in the heart of hot and red-dusty Tsavo. Mzima Spring is a magical place and is not to be missed. The water of the three Mzima pools is filtered by the permeable sponge-like soil of the Chyulu Hills.

The Shetani lava flow brings life to a unique ecosystem. The pool is a life line and a heaven for fishes, birds, monkeys, crocodiles and hippos. Two nature trails are the main attractions and leads to an underwater viewing tank build to allow visitors to watch hippos

Roaring Rocks
The Roaring Rocks will give you a magnificent panoramic bird’s eye view. The eagles and buzzards fly around these cliffs, over the plain called Rhino valley and the Ngulia. The Roaring Rocks is located near the Rhino Sanctuary and is used as an observation point for the protection of black rhinoceros. The eerie Roaring Rocks are named after the buzz of cicadas that inhabit them and the howl of wind that hits the bare rocks by producing a roaring sound.

The Shetani flow
The Shetani flow is a black lava flow of 8 km long, 1.6 km wide and 5 meters deep and is the remains of volcanic eruptions which were subject of myths and tales among indigenous communities who named the flow "shetani" meaning devil in Swahili after it ejected from the bowels of the earth just 240 years old. Climbing the flow is not an easy task as the thick black soil is composed of uneven chunks of solid magma.

 Tsavo West: What Game

  • Leopard, cheetah, wilddog, bufallo, rhion, elephant, girafee, zebra, lion, crocodile, plain game and proflific bird life with 600 recorded spicies

 Tsavo West: What Activities

  • Game viewing, bird watching, boat excursion at Lake jipe, annual bird ringing at Ngulia Lodge, hill and rock climbing at Chaimu

 Tsavo West: Best time to visit

  • All year Round

Tsavo West: Where to stay

  • Ngulia Lodge, Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Severin Safari Camp and Finch Hattons
    • Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

      Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is located in the middle of the world renowned Tsavo National Park in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendor of the Chyulu Hills. This stone-built lodge is very  pretty and picturesque, overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of dry plain game. Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge: Highlights Located on a ridge that commands magnificent sweeping views of the Chyulu hills and the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro; Equidistant between the Indian Ocean and Nairobi; See all the members of The Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino). Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge: Accommodation Fifty Six luxury en-suite rooms with balconies which give you own personal view Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge: Activities Game drives with dedicated wilderness guides; Bush breakfast at Lion Rock; Sundowners or Tsavo weddings at Roaring Rocks; Volcano climbs and lava cave exploration.        Guided nature walks or bird-watching walks  Dinner in the bush, breakfast on Lion Rock Sundowners on Roaring Rocks Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today       
    • Kipalo Hills Lodge

      Kipalo Hills Lodge is perched on the side of the Mbulia Hills bordering and overlooking Tsavo West National Park. The lodge enjoys fantastic views looking out across the conservancy towards Ngulia and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. The name ‘Kipalo’ means ‘the place to return to again and again’ in the local Taita language. The word is taken from the ancient elephant rubbings on the rock and baobab trees surrounding the Lodge. Kipalo Hills: Highlights Mbulia Conservancy was initiated in conjunction with the local community with the lodge being built to benefit the  local community for  protecting the resident wildlife especially elephants. Kipalo Hills: Accommodation Eight luxury double mobile tents en-suite. Kipalo Hills: Activities Within the conservancy: Game drives Night Drives, Bush walks Bush breakfasts Sundowners Cultural visits to local Taita villages Tsavo West and East National Parks for game drives, renowned for the largest population of elephant in Kenya The Tsavo area is also a birdwatchers haven       Fly-camping down on the Galana and Tsavo Rivers is an exciting opportunity to sleep out under the stars. Start customizing your itinerary Start crafting your safari today .
    • Voyager Ziwani

      Voyager Ziwani is located on a private sanctuary on the western edge of Tsavo West National Park. The lodge has a spectacular view of the mystical Mount Kilimanjaro, and easy access to the wild attractions of Tsavo West National Park. The camp sits on a secluded dam on the Sante River – home to turtles, crocodiles and hundreds of basking hippos. VOYAGER ZIWANI: Highlights Once the site for the German Schutztruppe garrison in the First World War, Voyager Ziwani is today famous for being in ‘big game country’ that is one of the biggest national parks in the world, Tsavo West. Voyager Ziwani offers a tranquil retreat in one of the wildest places left on Earth.  VOYAGER ZIWANI: Accommodation 25 spacious tents with the classic ambience of a traditional African camping safari and large secluded verandas overlooking the wildlife-rich shores VOYAGER ZIWANI: Activities Escorted game walks with our experienced naturalists; Astronomy with the knowledgeable naturalists; Night drives to view grazing hippos and nocturnal game; Ranch tour of Gicheha farm including the historic ‘Sniper Tree’ Trips to the mystical twin volcanic lakes of Chala and Jipe; Visits to the historical tower and tombs of Grogan’s Castle; Tours of the World War…