Covering just over 9,000 square kilometres and over 21,000 square kilometres when combined with Tsavo East, Kenya's largest protected area.
Its diverse topography of riverine vegetation, vast grasslands, dense acacia woodlands, rocky outcrops and semi-arid desert shrubbery are the perfect habitats for Kenya's northern and southern species.
Toward the Chyulu Hills, the landscape is of recent volcanic origin and includes some striking lava flows.
Situated in Kenya's southeast, Tsavo is near the Tanzanian border and is close to the Kenyan coast, perfect if you want a beach holiday after your safari.
Tsavo West National Park
Named after the river that flows through the parks, Tsavo is split into two national parks, Tsavo East and Tsavo West, and divided by the Mombasa-Nairobi highway.
Tsavo West National Park lies to the south of the road, while Tsavo East sits to the north.
The northern region of Tsavo West, close to the Chyulu Hills, is especially scenic. It is possible to drive up to some brilliant vantage points like Poachers Lookout, where you may see as far as Mount Kilimanjaro on a clear day.
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