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Tsavo West National Park:
Tsavo West National Park was established in 1948 and is bordered by Taita Hills to forests at the water margins. It coveres a total area of 9065sq kms and hosts a wide variety of wildlife species from the 'Big Five' (Lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), numerous other carnivores, gazelles to over 150 bird species.
The park also has the Mzima springs, Shaitani Lava Flow which consists of caves, three craters, basalt flows and lava splashes. It is also rich e east and Tanzania to the south east with areas of unending succession of fantastic views accross the plains dotted with fin graphite, marble and sulphite deposits.
Fact File on Tsavo West National Park:
 Area: 9065 sq km Altitude: 200 to 1000 m [656 - 3280 ft].
 Access from Nairobi : Road : 275kms
 Location : In Eastern and Coast Province, South East of Nairobi.
 Animals : The Big Five, gazelles, over 150 bird species
 Vegetation : Open savannah and light patches of bush, cactuslike euphorbia trees
 Birds : Over 150 recorded species
 Facilities : Lodges and camp sites are available
 Attractions: Mzima springs, Big Five, Rhino sanctuary.
 Climate: Warm to hot and dry.
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