Covering an area of 9,065 square kilometers, Tsavo West is divided from the adjoining Tsavo East National Park by the Nairobi-Mombasa highway and Railway line, together they make up the largest conservation area in Kenya.
The areas Savannah ecosystem comprises of open grasslands, scrub-lands, and Acacia woodlands, belts of riverine vegetation and rocky ridges including the Poacher’s Lookout where visitors can see the teeming herds in the plains below.
Mzima Springs is one of park’s most popular wildlife attractions owing to its resident populations of hippos and Nile crocodiles, from the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rock that is the Mzima Springs to breathtaking lava flows, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness.
Some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world can be experienced here, from the majestic Red Elephants of Tsavo to Rhinos, Lions, Cheetah, Leopard, Buffalo and Maasai Giraffe, smaller animals such as the bush baby, rock hyrax and gerenuk also reside in the conservancy.
A beautiful array of 500 bird Species can be found in the park, they include the threatened corncrake and near threatened Basra Reed Warbler.