Located in Coast Province of Kenya in between Nairobi City and Mombasa. Tsavo West National Park is the more popular of the two parks that make up the Tsavo Conservation Area.
Tsavo West National Park encompasses 5,632-square miles of the total 13,670-square miles of the Tsavo Conservation Area which is the largest park in Kenya and one of the biggest in Africa. It was split from its sister park, Tsavo East by the construction of Nairobi-Mombosa Railway. Tsavo West has a more varied topography than the Tsavo East and covers a huge variety of landscapes from swamps, natural springs, and rocky peaks to extinct volcanic cones, rolling plains, and sharp outcrops. Dotted with old and new volcanic hills, destructive eruptions ravaged the land only 200 to 300 years ago. Beautiful Mzima Springs is the sight of fifty million gallons of crystal clear water gushing out of from under parched lava rocks.
Tsavo West National Park has a variety of wildlife, such as eastern black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, and large prides of Masai lion. There are also other smaller animals that can be spotted in the park, such as the bushbaby, hartebeest, lesser kudu, and Masai giraffe. Some rares species include while-tailed mongoose, genet cat, jackal, hyrax, dik dik, porcupine, and oryx.