Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is situated in southeastern Kenya, about two hundred and forty kilometers from Nairobi along the western side of the Mombasa-Nairobi highway. The park’s habitat consists of semi-desert scrublands, open grasslands and Acacia woodlands, riverine flora, and rocky ridges.

Major wildlife attractions include rhino, giraffe, wild dogs, dik-dik, elephant, zebra, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodile, lesser kudu, cheetah, buffalos, mongoose, hyrax, nocturnal porcupine, diverse plant and bird species

The park is a vast expanse of savanna stretching from Mtito Andei, alongside the Mombasa Nairobi road and south to the Tanzanian border. The park can be accessed by road and air as there are about three airstrips in the park.

The size of the park is approximately 7,065 Km2 and its temperature ranges from 20-30 c with an annual rainfall ranging from 200mm – 700 mm. There are 2 rain seasons, long rains in March and April and short rains in November and December.

There are wide ranges of accommodation in Tsavo West National park to cater to all budgets where one can stay while visiting the park.

The park can be toured all year round.

Tsavo West National Park Gates

Gates to the Park include Lake Jipe, Tsavo, Mtito Andei, Ziwani, Chyulu, and Maktau. The main access routes are Mtito Andei Gate from Nairobi and Chyulu Gate from Amboseli.

Attractions in Tsavo West National Park

  • Volcanoes
  • Lava flows
  • Mzima Springs
  • Underwater hippo and fish watching
  • Hiking
  • Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary
  • Lake Jipe
  • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Diverse bird and plant species

Activities at Tsavo West National Park

  • Camping
  • Game viewing
  • Rock climbing
  • Ngulia Hills
  • Caving at the Shetani caves
  • Cave exploration
  • Boat excursion at Lake Jipe
  • Underwater Hippo and fish watching
  • Hill and rock climbing at Chaimu

Tsavo West National Park Entrance Fee

Tsavo West National Park Entrance Fee is as follows: ( Updated 2022)

Tsavo West National Park Entrance Fees Citizens Citizens Residents Residents Non -Residents Non -Residents
515 215 515 215 52 35

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