Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park complements Tsavo East National forming the enormous Tsavo National Park. Nicknamed “Land of Lava, springs, Man-eaters and Magical Sunset”. 

Directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas, the fictionalized account of the movie,  The Ghost and the Darkness is based on man-eating lions during the railway construction that splits Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. Spanning 9,065 square kilometers, Tsavo West National Park is the second largest National Park in Kenya. 

Together with protected areas, these two Tsavo National Parks comprise the Tsavo Conservation Area, creating one of the largest parks in the world, about the size of Michigan, Wales, or Israel. More picturesque than the east counterpart it displays broken rocky uneven beautiful mountains. Tsavo West with its splendid landscape boasts Mzima Springs, plentiful and assorted wildlife, organized roads, rhino reserve, and attracts rock climbers and soothing guided walks to name a few best spots. 

Attractions in Tsavo West National Park

Mzima Springs

Mzima meaning alive in swahili is the sequence of natural springs. The source of the springs caused by nature is a water supply directly below the Chyulu Hills to the north. Rain water filters between rocks, spending multiple decades underground before reappearing 50 Kilometers at Mzima. The natural filtration is the birth of Mzima’s famously known glass stream, gliding through pools and rapids only to disappear below the surface a few kilometers away.


The mammoth public play area is an accurate account of wilderness in Africa. Tsavo West is quarters to lions, black and white rhinos, elephants that love to play and roll in red dust, leopards, yellow baboons, cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas, wild dogs, and an array of other subjects.

Poachers Lookout

Stunning scenery as you have lunch or picnic on top of this hill with a 360° view. The hill maintained its name from the times poachers searched the area from atop the hill.