Tsavo National Park to many is mostly associated with the ‘man-eaters of Tsavo’, which has been documented on and produced as a movie. However not all is doom and gloom in the park. Tsavo West borders the south Serengeti plains in Tanzania and is home to many animals as altitude levels are conducive. Tsavo in general is divided into Tsavo East and Tsavo West; the Mombasa- Nairobi highway marks the separation.
There are two gates that lead to the park, chyulu gate form Amboseli and Mtito Andei from Mombasa. The park can also be reached via Taveta- Sipe road. Kamboyo, Kilagrui, Tsavo Gate and Maxtar airstrips are also at service.
The star attraction of the park would have to be what lies beneath Mzima Springs. The natural spring waters have within them a viewing point to see crocodiles and hippos.
There is a wide range of animals to be seen enhanced by the neighboring Southern Serengeti Plains from where animals migrate in search of food, water or simply change of environment. Game includes: leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhinos, elephant, giraffes, zebra, lions, crocodiles and hippos. Smaller animals include hyrax, mongoose, dik dik etc.
Habitat diversification is also an attraction as Tsavo is outlined by mountains, forests, rivers, plains and wooded grassland. Mount kilimanjaro can be observed in the horizon. Over 500 bird species have been identified in the park and as the park is excellent for taking walks, visitors are able to capture the sight of flying birds.
A Tsavo Safari is the ideal destination for people who seek solitude and privacy as well as the chance to explore the wilderness. With its proximity to Mombasa it is also an ideal safari for those seeking a Kenya beach holiday.