Tsavo West National Park

The Tsavo West National Park is part of the Tsavo Conservation Area consisting together with the adjoining Tsavo East National Park and other ranches and protected areas.  This park is composed of open grasslands, scrublands, acacia woodlands, riverine vegetation and rocky ridges.  It has magnificent scenery including the spectacular Mzima Springs, a wide variety of wildlife including rhinos, elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, buffalos, cheetahs among others and diverse bird species, a rhino reserve, rock climbing and guided walks along the Tsavo River. 

This park was home to the ‘Man Eaters of Tsavo’, which appeared in 1898 during the construction of the Uganda Railway abruptly halting the work as they caused havoc by preying on the workers. 

The park was also a First World War Site for the East African Campaign. 

Attractions

Mzima Springs – gushing out fifty million gallons of crystal clear water from under parched lava rocks, a remarkable scene

Game drives – to view the game and bird life at the park

Ngulia Sanctuary – a sanctuary for the black rhino

Lake Jipe – lying on the Kenya-Tanzania border and teeming with aquatic life

East African World War I site for the East African Campaign - Guided tours of the Crater, Kichwa Tembo and Mzima fort will enable you trail the real footsteps of the world war veterans