Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park covers an area of 7065km² but the terrain is much more varied than that of Tsavo East. In fact, it varies from 200-1000 m in altitude. Meanwhile, the northern sector consists of bush with scattered native baobabs.
Obviously, Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks were once a single park but are now separated. In addition, it is about 188 km west of Mombasa. All in all, the park is considered the best for topography enthusiasts who also want to observe Kenya’s wildlife. Also, it is located near the Nairobi-Mombasa main road and is easily accessible. In addition, It borders the plains of southern Serengeti in Tanzania.
Indeed, it offers stunning views of diverse habitats ranging from mountains to river forests, plains, lakes and wooded meadows. As for wildlife, it includes leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant, lion, giraffe and zebra. Other animals include, cheetah, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and the nocturnal porcupine. Finally, Tsavo West National has hills, savannah, bush and semi-arid scrubland desert, acacia woods, thickets of palm trees, rivers and the tranquil Lake Jipe.
What To See And Do
- Has a huge historical significance since it is associated with the Man eating Lions. Indeed, in 1898, construction of the Ugandan railroad was brutally halted by these two men-eating lions for more than nine months.
- The Mzima Springs show has millions of liters of crystal clear water gushing from the lava rocks beneath, forming the most welcoming and beautiful scene in Africa.
- It has a vibrant volcanic regions like the shetani lava formed about 200 years ago
- Lake Jipe, on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, is full of aquatic life. Bird watching is also a major activity around Lake Jipe.
- First campaign on the site of the First World War in East Africa took place in Tsavo west.