“Land of Lava, Springs & Man-Eaters” From the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to the Shetani lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness. The savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrublands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher’s Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below. Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include Elephant, Rhino, Hippos, Lions, Cheetah, Leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.

Climate

Temperature ranges from 20 – 30 degrees and rainfall from 200 mm – 700 mm,Two rain seasons: Long rains – March & April & short rains – Nov / December.

Attractions

  • The spectacle Mzima Springs is the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rocks, forming the most welcoming and lovely scene in Africa
  • Ancient lands of Lions, in 1898 the Uganda railway construction was abruptly halted by the two of the most voracious and insatiable man-eating lions appeared upon the scene, and for over nine month waged intermittent warfare against the railway and all those connected with it in the vicinity of Tsavo.
  • A vibrant volcanic arena; molten lava that form Shetani lava spewed from the earth just about 200 years ago and its fiery fury was thought by locals to be work of the Devil.
  • Poacher’s Lookout and roaring rocks; the Park abound the panoramic vintage point from which to view the movement of the herds.
  • Glorious game drives; Tsavo west offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world
  • Ngulia Sanctuary; this is where the growing population of highly endangered black rhino are inching from chasm of extinction forced upon them by rampant poaching in the 1960s.
  • Lake Jipe, lies astride Kenya and Tanzania boarder and is teeming with aquatic life, Bird watching I also major activity around the lake.
  • First World War Site-East African Campaign, Perhaps the most bizarre campaign of the world war was fought in the “Bundu” (Bush) – the barely explored wilderness of thorny scrub and dense forest of Tsavo west. This last ‘gentleman war’ was waged under the code of honor-sometimes; or under guerilla tactics adopted from African tribal fighters. The Guided tours of the Crater, Kichwa Tembo and Mzima fort will enable you trail the real footsteps of the world war veterans.

Accommodation In Tsavo West National Park

Camps and Lodges

Ngulia Safari Lodge

The Lodge is perched on the Ndawe Escarpment just below Ngulia Hills, thus the name Ngulia Safari Lodge, overlooking the Rhino Sanctuary surrounded by Scenic Hills. Ngulia Safari Lodge no doubt has one of the most breathtaking views in Kenya.

The Lodge has 52 standard rooms, all with bath and shower and a balcony with a view of the vast wilderness and floodlit water holes. It has two restaurants; The main restaurant – built in an open-air style, has a view of floodlit water holes and the Leopard dinning tree.

There is also the Leopard view bar open in the evenings before the arrival of the leopard from the wilderness. Guests can enjoy their meals as they watch the leopard feast, other animals drink water and make love, and the birds compete in their melodies.

Severin Safari Camp

Being connected with the great Kenyan wild nature, experience the unique play of colours of dawn and dusk, listening to the voices of the wilderness, being at peace with yourself – all this and so much more is offered by Severin Safari Camp.

Amidst Tsavo West National Park we have created a place that reflects the deep bond with the country like nothing else.

The camp welcomes our guests with a unique combination of adventure, relaxation and wellness, very personal service and culinary highlights amidst the African wilderness. Located between the famous Mzima Springs and the big Tsavo River you will find our unfenced Severin Safari Camp.

Rhino Valley Lodge

Rhino Valley Lodge is a tented lodge set against the backdrop of the rugged but scenic Ngulia Hills of Tsavo National Park

The Rhino Valley Lodge has modern gourmet restaurant with an elaborate menu specifically designed for those who love the out outdoors. It also prides a well stocked ‘tree bar’, another extra-ordinary experience under wide starry tropical skies and in the warmth of a campfire.

The lodge has six standard rooms, 10 luxury rock rooms, 6 self-catering bandas and a camp-site constructed to meet the needs of the discerning traveler. The rock room is one of the most unique ‘caveman’ indulgences you will not find anywhere else in the world

Elephants, Zebra, Rhino and other wildlife can be viewed all year round from the verandas of the Rhino Valley Lodge bandas as they frequent the water pond just a few meters below the camp.

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

A tranquil, hushed and cool refuge framed by Mount Kilimanjaro and the rolling, volcanic landscapes of the deep green Chyulu Hills, Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge in Tsavo West National Park immerses you in stunning beauty and exhilarating adventures while surrounding you with every modern comfort. Arriving guests are enchanted by our classic stone design and views of elephants, buffalo and other plains game drinking and cooling off in our water hole.

One of the earliest national park lodges in Kenya, our Tsavo West hotel includes 56 guest rooms including five suites that feature remarkably large living areas, ranging from our Standard Rooms to deluxe Suites and the resplendent Kilaguni Suite. Greet the morning with a bush breakfast or sip traditional sun-downer cocktails at Lion Rock. Relax on the garden sundeck by our swimming pool.