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Tsavo West’s is characterized by a rugged arid
landscape with vast areas of lower altitudes of Kenya.
This park is marked with, a number of rocky outcrops
and volcanic hills. The wildlife found in this park
includes elephants, maneless lions, rhinos, leopards,
giraffes, hippo, reptiles and an assortment of birdlife
Shetani lava flow is such a breathtaking site which
is most recent of the lava flows in Tsavo. Situated
near Kilanguni – it is possible to observe the
nature of the lava flow close-up by walking on it. At
the northern edge of the park is the Chyulu Hills range.
This is a volcanic system that follows deep faults in
the earth. Tsavo’s popular attraction is the beautiful
Mzima Springs is located south of this range. Refreshing
and cool, the walk along the shore lets you marvel at
the hippos and crocodiles swimming in the crystal clear
The Tsavo River is one of the rivers found in this
region which is fed by the distant eastern slopes of
Mt. Kilimanjaro. It joins the Athi forming the meandering
Galana in Tsavo East. Lake Jipe which is fringed by
reed beds and a magnet for birdlife is located in the
south-western corner of the park.
The magnificent Ngulia Hills locate 30 km from mzima
springs display a range of sheer cliffs that rise out
of 610m below to a height of 1800m above sea level.
The famous Rhino Sanctuary is the home to rescued rhinos
from notorious poachers, plus relocated animals, have
been moved to the area of 65 k ringed by a metre-high
electric fence Close to Rhino Valley Lodge.