Tsavo National Park attractions are the various things to see in Tsavo National Park that travelers who visit the park can get to see. Tsavo National Park is one of the top tourist Kenya safari destinations located in the coastal province of Kenya. Tsavo National Park is the largest Kenya national park, dominated by great savanna ecosystem of open grassland, scrublands, riverine vegetation, and acacia woodlands which facilitate amazing game viewing.
Tsavo National Park is a habitat to many wildlife species which attract so many different travelers to the park. Tsavo National Park animals include rhinos, hippos, lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, fringe-eared Oryx, gerenuk, among so many others are the various animals that travelers can see while on Tsavo National Park safaris. Wildlife in Tsavo National Park also include birds. Birds in Tsavo National Park include the Lesser Kestrel, Marsh Warbler, Martial Eagle, Red-backed Shrike, Red-billed Parrot, River Warbler, Somali Bunting, Taita Falcon, Taita Fiscal, among so many others.
Apart from the Tsavo National Park animals and birds, there are a number of other great things to see in Tsavo National Park. Below are the other Tsavo National Park attractions that travelers can enjoy;
Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary
Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is the breeding place for black rhinos in Tsavo National Park and Kenya as a while. In the past, there were over 8000 black rhinos but due to threats including poaching and encroachment, the population of rhinos in Tsavo National Park dwindled significantly. Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary was established in 1986 for the conservation and protection of black rhinos which were critically endangered.
Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary is situated on the foothills of Ngulia Hills covering about 80 square kilometers. About 80 black rhinos can be found in Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary and are quite easy to spot. While in Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary, you can also spot a number of elephants.
Shetani Lava Flow
Shetani lava flow is situated on the route to Amboseli National Park Kenya, only about 4 kilometers west of Chyulu gate of Tsavo West National Park. The name Shetani is a Swahili word translating to devil, as the locals believe they are as a result of the devil emerging from the earth himself and thus being formed. Shetani lava flow is about 50 kilometers of lava outpour from Chyulu hills, in form of a moonscape. Shetani lava flow is believed to have been formed over a hundred years ago due to volcanic eruptions.
Mzima springs are some of the beautiful attractions in Tsavo National Park which travelers can see while on Tsavo National Park safaris. Mzima springs are a series of four natural springs located west of Tsavo National Park, only about 48 kilometers from Mitto Andei Town of Makueni County. Mzima springs’ source are the Chyulu hills which are composed of a range of volcanic lava rocks and ash. While at Mzima springs, hippos and crocodiles can be spotted. Mzima springs are featured in a 1969 nature documentary by film-makers Alan and Joan Root.
Roaring rocks are a great sight, situated near Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary. The roaring rocks have been an observation point, having derived their name from the winds that hit the rocks and resounds creating a loud roar. Roaring rocks offer amazing panoramic views.
Chyulu hills are an amazing feature to not miss while on your Tsavo National Park safari. Chyulu hills are situated 150km east of Kenya rift, and 30km from Kibwezi town. Chyulu hills form a 100km long volcanic field covering 741 square kilometers with the highest peak standing at 2188 meters high. Chyulu hills re very visible on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, and divide the Tsavo national Park and Amboseli National Park.
Poacher’s outlook is a magnificent attraction of Tsavo National Park offering 360 degrees panoramic views of Tsavo West National Park. Poacher’s outlook, as the name suggests, was originally used by poachers to look out for elephants and rhinos.
Tsavo National Park is a great Kenya wildlife safari destination to visit for amazing Kenya safaris. Tsavo National Park safaris have travelers enjoying the various attractions in Tsavo National Park while on various activities. Activities in Tsavo National Park include game drives, birding, guided walking safaris, cultural tours, among so many others.
Looking to explore the vast plains of Tsavo National park, of either Tsavo West National park or Tsavo East National Park, get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch an amazing and unforgettable Kenya safari tour in the savanna plains of Tsavo National Park.