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Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park
Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park is hilly and dotted with volcanic cones.

Visits mainly focus on the Developed Area in the north of the park.

Lodges, such as Lion's Bluff, here, are often spectacularly sited.

Tsavo West National Park

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View pictures from the Tsavo West National Park


Tsavo West's landscapes range from forest-fringed lakes to gaunt lava fields.
Scheduled flights in small aircraft land at one of two bush airstrips in the park
En route to your lodge it's common to see wildlife crossing the roads - either red earth…
… or volcanic rock.
Expert Africa's main lodge in Tsavo West is the harmoniously sited Severin Safari Camp…
…which is totally unfenced and often teeming with wildlife.
Game drives on the many winding roads of Tsavo West lead to unexpected discoveries…
…including extraordinary birdlife, such as this Bateleur and its oversized chick…
…and areas where you can leave the vehicle for a short hike, such as the Shetani lava flow.
Further east in the developed area of the park are sizable hills with tremendous views.
Tsavo West's most remarkable attraction is Mzima Springs…
…where an underwater hide…
…provides views through the clear water, filtered by the region's volcanic rock…
of fish and the occasional, light-footed hippo.
You'll often see crocodiles here, sometimes tucked away in the cooling rapids…
…above the main pools themselves.
South of Tsavo West National Park itself lies the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary…
…where a spectacularly sited lodge, Lion's Bluff…
…perches at the end of a high ridge, with views on every side.
Lumo adjoins – and shares game-drive rights with – Taita Hills Sanctuary, where predators…
…can be elusive, but all the grazers - such as these impala – are abundant…
…sometimes remarkably so.
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary also has plenty of elephants…
…and often provides opportunities to get very close to them.
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Tsavo West's landscapes range from forest-fringed lakes to gaunt lava fields.
Tsavo West's landscapes range from forest-fringed lakes to gaunt lava fields.
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Scheduled flights in small aircraft land at one of two bush airstrips in the park
Scheduled flights in small aircraft land at one of two bush airstrips in the park
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En route to your lodge it's common to see wildlife crossing the roads - either red earth…
En route to your lodge it's common to see wildlife crossing the roads - either red earth…
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… or volcanic rock.
… or volcanic rock.
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Expert Africa's main lodge in Tsavo West is the harmoniously sited Severin Safari Camp…
Expert Africa's main lodge in Tsavo West is the harmoniously sited Severin Safari Camp…
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…which is totally unfenced and often teeming with wildlife.
…which is totally unfenced and often teeming with wildlife.
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Game drives on the many winding roads of Tsavo West lead to unexpected discoveries…
Game drives on the many winding roads of Tsavo West lead to unexpected discoveries…
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…including extraordinary birdlife, such as this Bateleur and its oversized chick…
…including extraordinary birdlife, such as this Bateleur and its oversized chick…
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…and areas where you can leave the vehicle for a short hike, such as the Shetani lava flow.
…and areas where you can leave the vehicle for a short hike, such as the Shetani lava flow.
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Further east in the developed area of the park are sizable hills with tremendous views.
Further east in the developed area of the park are sizable hills with tremendous views.
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Tsavo West's most remarkable attraction is Mzima Springs…
Tsavo West's most remarkable attraction is Mzima Springs…
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…where an underwater hide…
…where an underwater hide…
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…provides views through the clear water, filtered by the region's volcanic rock…
…provides views through the clear water, filtered by the region's volcanic rock…
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of fish and the occasional, light-footed hippo.
of fish and the occasional, light-footed hippo.
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You'll often see crocodiles here, sometimes tucked away in the cooling rapids…
You'll often see crocodiles here, sometimes tucked away in the cooling rapids…
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…above the main pools themselves.
…above the main pools themselves.
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South of Tsavo West National Park itself lies the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary…
South of Tsavo West National Park itself lies the Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary…
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…where a spectacularly sited lodge, Lion's Bluff…
…where a spectacularly sited lodge, Lion's Bluff…
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…perches at the end of a high ridge, with views on every side.
…perches at the end of a high ridge, with views on every side.
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Lumo adjoins – and shares game-drive rights with – Taita Hills Sanctuary, where predators…
Lumo adjoins – and shares game-drive rights with – Taita Hills Sanctuary, where predators…
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…can be elusive, but all the grazers - such as these impala – are abundant…
…can be elusive, but all the grazers - such as these impala – are abundant…
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…sometimes remarkably so.
…sometimes remarkably so.
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Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary also has plenty of elephants…
Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary also has plenty of elephants…
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…and often provides opportunities to get very close to them.
…and often provides opportunities to get very close to them.
LOLDIA HOUSE in RIFT VALLEY

Safaris visiting Tsavo West

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Elephant Safari

10 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This example of a mid-range Kenya safari and beach trip explores the wildlife of Tsavo west's volcanic plains and woodlands, Tsavo East's immense plains and the white sand beaches and lush environment of Diani Beach.

US$4,310 - US$4,620 per person

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Where to stay in Tsavo West

Our suggestions for safari camps in Tsavo West National Park


Severin Safari Camp

Severin Safari Camp

Severin Safari Camp is a carefully managed and unfenced safari camp, in a game-rich part of Tsavo West, close to Mzima Springs and dramatic nearby lava flows.


100% (4 reviews)
Lions Bluff Lodge

Lions Bluff Lodge

The community-owned Lion’s Bluff is spectacularly sited at the end of a dramatic ridge, with stunning sunsets and sunrises and good views of Kilimanjaro in clear weather.


80% (1 review)

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