At nearly 22, 000 sq km, Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya. It is divided into Tsavo West National Park (9000 sq km) and Tsavo East National Park (11, 747 sq km). Outstanding characteristics at Tsavo East include game viewing at Aruba Dam, curiously shaped rocks around Lugard’s Falls, dusty red elephants playing and spraying each other with water from the mighty Galana River, and natural pools filled with crocodiles and hippos. Other attractions include Shaitani Lava Flow, the longest lava flow in the world (300 kilometres long), and Mudanda Rock, a favourite elephant stop.
Tsavo West National Park is easily accessible from the Nairobi-Mombasa Road. You will have the opportunity to see leopard, cheetah, buffalo, black rhino, elephant, giraffe, lesser kudu, waterbuck, eland, impala, zebra, lion, nocturnal porcupine, and assorted birds amid spectacular landscapes. If you enjoy walking, treat yourself to hikes on various nature trails or explore Chaimu volcanic crater. Mzima Springs, a natural spring, has unique underwater viewing bases for you to observe crocodiles and hippos. Tsavo West was home to the infamous ‘Man Eaters of Tsavo’, lions that preyed on the hapless builders of the Uganda railway. It was also a major battleground for the British and Germans in World War I.