Last year, I recapped our stay at Finch Hattons Tented Camp in Tsavo West National Park, which is exactly where we stayed again this year. It’s the perfect camp, because it’s situated in the lush jungle of Tsavo. Every park in Kenya is considerably different, but we love Tsavo, because it has a jungle feel and the whole vibe is very relaxing. To note, it’s a bit harder to spot animals here (particularly in the rainy season when the vegetation is robust), but it makes all the spots that much more special.
How To Get To Tsavo National Park
If you are planning a trip to Tsavo, the park is accessible via Safarilink airways and is around a 50 minute flight from Nairobi (Wilson airport). Don’t be intimidated by the tiny airplanes! We’ve had nothing but positive experiences. When we go, we go to Tsavo West National Park and Finch Hattons has their own airstrip, so it makes it pretty easy. Most lodges in Kenya have an easily accessible airstrip.
Tsavo National Park is also accessible by road from Nairobi, but we’ve always flown, because this option takes half a day or more through dusty/bumpy roads.
Tsavo East and Tsavo West
It’s important to note that Tsavo is made up of two parks — East and West. Together, they are the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world, comprising just over 8,000 square miles. It’s divided in two by a railroad that starts in Mombasa and heads into central Kenya.
And now – a full photo diary from our time visiting Tsavo West!
Tsavo is truly a place we enjoy visiting and cannot recommend I enough if you are looking for a good park to visit in Kenya!