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Top Choice Lookout in Tsavo West National Park

Shetani Lava Flows

About 4km west of the Chyulu gate of Tsavo West National Park, on the road to Amboseli, are the spectacular Shetani lava flows. ‘Shetani’ means ‘devil’ in Kiswahili: the flows were formed only a few hundred years ag…
Wildlife Reserve in Tsavo West National Park

Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary

At the base of Ngulia Hills, this 90-sq-km area is surrounded by a 1m-high electric fence, and provides a measure of security for, at last count, 78 of the park's highly endangered black rhinos. There are driving tr…
Park in Tsavo West National Park

Rhino Valley

This is one of our favourite areas for wildlife watching, with plenty of antelope species keeping a careful eye out for the resident lions, leopards and cheetahs. You’ll also see elephants, giraffes and, if you’re l…
Mountain in Tsavo West National Park

Ngulia Hills

Rising more than 600m above the valley floor and to a height over 1800m above sea level, this jagged ridgeline ranks among the prettiest of all Tsavo landforms, providing a backdrop to Rhino Valley. The hills can be…
Spring in Tsavo West National Park

Mzima Springs

Mzima Springs is an oasis of green in the west of the park and produces an incredible 250 million litres of fresh water a day. The springs, whose source rises in the Chyulu Hills, provides the bulk of Mombasa’s fres…
Viewpoint in Tsavo West National Park

Chaimu Crater & Roaring Rocks

Just southeast of Kilaguni Serena Lodge, these two natural features offer stunning views of the Chyulu Hills and birds of prey circling high above the plains. The Roaring Rocks can be climbed in about 15 minutes; th…
Park in Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo Gate & the East

Many visitors heading for Tsavo East National Park or Mombasa use this gate. Wildlife spotting in this eastern section of the park is challenging due to the quite dense foliage, but both leopards and lions are known…
River in Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo River & the South

Running west–east through the park, this lovely year-round river is green-shaded and surrounded for much of its path by doum palms. Along with Mzima Springs, the river provides aesthetic relief from the vast semi-ar…
Lake in Tsavo West National Park

Lake Jipe

This lake (pronounced ji-pay) lies at the extreme southwestern end of the park and is reached by a desperately dusty track from near Taveta. You can hire boats at the campsite to take you hippo and crocodile spottin…
Viewpoint in Tsavo West National Park

Poachers’ Lookout