Tsavo West National Park, located in southeastern Kenya, complements its larger sibling, Tsavo East, and covers an area of about 9,065 square kilometers. Known for its dramatic landscapes, Tsavo West features volcanic cones, rocky outcrops, and rolling plains interspersed with dense bush and riverine vegetation. One of the park’s most famous features is the Mzima Springs, where crystal-clear water gushes from underground streams, creating an oasis that attracts hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of birdlife. Underwater viewing chambers at Mzima Springs allow visitors to observe aquatic life up close.

The park is also notable for its lava flows, particularly the Shetani Lava Flow, and scenic viewpoints like the Poacher’s Lookout, which offers panoramic views of the park and Mount Kilimanjaro. Wildlife in Tsavo West includes the “Big Five” (elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino), as well as lesser-known species like the fringe-eared oryx and gerenuk. The park’s varied terrain and habitats support a diverse range of animals, making game drives exciting and rewarding. Tsavo West’s rugged beauty and abundant wildlife make it a popular destination for those seeking adventure and natural splendor.