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Tsavo West National Park

Its biodiversity makes Tsavo West National Park the most precious nature reserve in the world!

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Tsavo West National Park

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.

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Tsavo West National Park

Among the main activities that can be practiced during this safari you cannot miss the visit to the Shetani lava flow whose jagged rocks are a reminder of the devastating power of nature; A rugged landscape of gray-black magma extending into the distance towards the volcanoes of Chyulu Hills .

A short distance away you can also visit the Shetani Caves and the Chaimu crater part of the hilly complex of the Chyulu Hills geologically integrated with the Shetani streams, they are what remains of an intense and prolonged volcanic activity that occurred in the past. The inside of the caves is particularly suggestive and at times disturbing: paying attention you will be able to notice the remains of the animals that unfortunately ran into this natural trap: hyenas, rhinos, porcupines and unidentifiable remains of bones.

The crystal clear waters, filtered through the volcanic rock of the Chyulu Hills, create one of the most fascinating and dangerous habitats in the area: The Springs of Mzima . A seemingly peaceful lake, a paradise on earth, dotted with reeds, palm trees and giant eucalyptus trees. Only the watchful and watchful eye of the rangers will make you notice the presence of ferocious animals such as crocodiles and hippos.

A special path will take you inside a small thatched hut from which you can descend underwater to admire fish, crocodiles and hippos up close through thick protective windows.

When to visit Tsavo West National Park

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