Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park is situated on south eastern Kenya, about two hundred and forty kilometers from Nairobi along the western side of 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 for all budgets where one can stay while visiting the park.
The park can be toured all year around.
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 through Chyulu Gate from Amboseli.
Attractions in Tsavo West National Park
- Lava flows
- Mzima Springs
- Underwater hippo and fish watching
- Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary
- Lake Jipe
- Mount Kilimanjaro
- Diverse bird and plant species
Activities at Tsavo West National Park
- 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 2018)
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