Land of lava, springs and man-eaters
The joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo west, the more famous of the two, lies to the West of the Nairobi-Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa and is painted on a sprawling canvas of endlesss skies, emerald hills, liquid lava flows, palm-fringed rivers, teeming wildlife and sparkling oases set against the unforgettable back drop of mile upon mile of cloud-shadowed African savannah.
What to See
The Magic Mzima Springs
The lush hippo heaving pools of Mzima springs, fed daily 250 million litres of water gushing from the lava flows of the Chyulu Hills provide an oasis of green, an underwater hippo viewing chamber, two nature trails and some unique picnic spots.
Ancient lands of lions and lava
Tsavo achieved notoriety in 1898 when “the man-eaters of Tsavo”, a pair of rogue man-eating lions, preyed gruesomely on the builders of Uganda Railway. Today the park is more famous for the numerous prides of maneless lions that patrol the plains and police the herbivore herds.