Tsavo West National Park: “Land of Volcanic Lava, Red elephants, springs and so much more”
Tsavo West has over 60 species of mammals and over 400 birds species. The Park is famous of its dramatic sceneries, Mzima Springs & underwater hippo watching, Rhino Sanctuary, and its “red elephants”.
Tsavo National Park was founded in 1947 and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kenya. The park has over 60 species of mammals and 400 different species of birds. The Park is famous of its dramatic scenery and its “red elephants”, which owe their colour to the dust prevalent in this area. Also present are lions and cheetahs, antelopes (oryx, kudus, Grant’s gazelles and Thomsons gazelles), Burch ell’s Zebras, Masai giraffes, baboons and vervet monkeys. In Mzima Springs, crocodiles and hippos can also be seen.
Major Attractions: Recent volcanoes, lava flows and caves with potential for geological and cave exploration, and hiking. Mzima Springs & underwater hippo watching, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, Lake Jipe, Mt. Kilimanjaro, elephant, rhino, diverse bird and plant species. And if lucky – Wild dogs.
Lodges: Ngulia Lodge; Kilaguni Serena Lodge; Severin Safari Camp, Finch Hattons among others.