Tsavo West National Park, together with neighboring Tsavo East, forms one of the largest national parks in the world.
The territory extends for over 9,000 sq km, a mountainous and humid volcanic wilderness, with alluvial plains and the Jipe lake.
Tsavo West is home to over 1000 plant species and a mixed habitat of scrub, grassland and acacia woodlands dotted with baobabs, ivory palms, doum palms, tamarinds and figs.
The fauna is elusive but complete, especially during the rainy season when the lush vegetation makes it more difficult to spot animals. The most frequent are the famous Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, African elephant, African buffalo) but the most patient will also be able to spot zebras, giraffes, owls, eagles, vultures, crocodiles, hippos, gazelles, impalas, oryxes and hornbills.
The poultry fauna is also very large, in fact to date there are more than 400 registered species in the park. The Ngulia Hills site, which became famous for its bird ringing project, is located right at the crossroads of these migratory routes. Today, more than 100 migratory and resident poultry species have been ringed here in order to research and monitor the movements of these magnificent birds.
The climate of Tsavo West National Park is characterized by hot and dry seasons; during the day the temperature reaches 30 ° while the night drops to 16 °. Rainfall is concentrated in the months of April and November.