Embark on a journey to Tsavo West National Park, where you'll arrive in time for lunch. Spanning over 8,000 square miles, Tsavo is Kenya's largest national park and one of the world's largest. Situated between Nairobi and the coast, it features volcanic hills, four rivers, over 60 major mammal species, and 1,000 plant species. Tsavo West's northern region is the most developed, boasting spectacular scenery with a volcanic landscape covered in long grass and dense bush.
While game spotting may be challenging due to tall vegetation, Tsavo West's biodiversity is remarkable. The landscape comprises a blend of grassland and forest shrub vegetation, ensuring close encounters with lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and various antelopes. The park is also home to elephants, buffaloes, and other carnivores such as servals, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, and caracals. The iconic baobab tree dominates the landscape, especially off the hills, with a lifespan of up to 1,000 years.
Explore the renowned Mzima Springs in Tsavo West, featuring a pool of natural spring water with underwater viewing hides for observing hippos. The springs create an oasis for wildlife, and a specially constructed underwater observatory offers a unique glimpse into the underwater world of Mzima. The water catchment is divided into two pools, one occupied by hippos and the other by crocodiles.
Overnight: Kilaguni Serena Safari Camp