National Game Park
The Largest of the Kenyan National Parks, Tsavo East and Tsavo West cover an area of 21,000 KLM. Great access, excellent facilities and magnificent landscapes and a chance to see the “BIG 5” attract thousands of visitors a year, while still being large enough to have moments of solitude.
This park is where the superintendent John Lyall was taken from a steam locomotive by the man eater’s lion (Man eaters of Tsavo) during the construction of Kenya railways in 1901.
The west section of the park is not as large as the eastern section but it has it’s own attractions. From the highlands you overlook a wonderful landscape of scrubby plains and volcanic cones with forests concentrated around the water holes. Large numbers animals can be sighted (especially during the dry season) including: Antelope, Lions, Cheetah, Zebra, giraffe, large herds of buffalo and Elephants and the occasional Black Rhino and Leopard sighting. For larger numbers of the famed Black Rhino we will escort you to the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary (set up to protect the Rhino from Pouching.
Tsavo west highlights
The most popular attraction of Tsavo West is the famed, Mazima Springs. from the springs upper and lower pools, Hippo’s and Crocodiles abound in it’s crystal clear waters, as you the wide eyed voyeurs witness these primative cratures going about their daily lives. There is also a submerged viewing chamber that places you underwater for a truely intamate viewing experience.
For a wonderfull game viewing experience an overnight or afternoon stay at the Kilaguni Lodge is always a highlight when visiting Tsavo West. Visitors can sit and have refreshments while watching the wonderfull array of wildlife a few yards away at the watering hole. Overnight guests get the added benifit of a out of this world wildlife circus that begins at dusk and continues throughout the evening.
The Lava that purifies Mzima’s waters (also the main water source for the Mombassa area) can be seen throughout the area. The Shetani Lava flow is the best of the group and it’s original eruption is still the source of much local legand.
This, the largest secion of the park is so vast visitors can explore the park in relitive privacy not availible at the other game parks. The Voi River’s wooded area’s have large numbers of game with Mudanda Rock particulary good for viewing large herds of Elephants.
A main focus of the park is the lovely Aruba Dam that’s visited by thousands of animals on any given day. In the Northern section of the park the spectacular Ligard’s Falls with it’s relentless volume of water crashing down on the craggy rocks below. For additional crocodile and hippo viewing Crocodile Point is a short trip from the falls and can be worth the trip.
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