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Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo, Kenya
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Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo gained a reputation as home of the "man eating lions" when, in the late 1800s, several construction workers were killed by hungry lions as they built the railway from Mombasa to Uganda. Today, it's known for less frightening reasons, like the spectacle that is Mzima Springs: icy clear water flowing rapidly from under a lava rock, as well as the Shetani Lava Flows.

Like Tsavo East, this is a fiercely beautiful region - wild and untamed in places, open grassland in others, and the wildlife viewing here rivals any of Kenya's best parks. Expect to see the 'Big 5' as well as a huge range of bird and plant species.

Aside of enjoying the views and wildlife on offer, the park is also well-renowned for its adventurous rock climbing opportunities.