Tsavo West, together with its expansive Tsavo East neighbor, combine to equal a massive 4% of Kenya forming one of the largest national parks in the world. The park is home to the Big Five, but wildlife viewing can be a bit slow at times. There are, however, several landmarks worth visiting including Mzima Springs with its underwater observation chamber for close-up views of hippos, recent lava flows and a rhino sanctuary. Read more about Tsavo West National Park DUP
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Tsavo West is situated in the southeast of the country, 232km/144mi from Nairobi and 250km/155mi from Mombasa. Driving to the reserve from Nairobi, Mombasa or another park is a good option depending on your plans.The distance from Lake Nakuru NP is 460km/285mi and the driving time is about eight hours.
There are daily scheduled flights to Tsavo West from Nairobi, and there are several airstrips available for chartered flights.
Most international visitors on safari in Kenya will fly into Nairobi because it’s the largest transport center and there is a great deal of choice for tickets. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi. Kenya’s second international airport is in Mombasa, Moi International Airport (MBA), and is just 9km/6mi west of the city.