Accommodation in Tsavo West National Park

When you think about a vacation in Kenya, Tsavo West National Park is remarkably one of the most exceptional safari destinations that shouldn’t miss out in your bucket list. This park still stands among the very few most famous safari destinations and it features varied accommodation options that suit within visitors’ travel budget and interest. Most of its safari lodges are strategically located thus rewarding visitors with the most outstanding scenic views and bush experiences. Besides, the quality of services and hospitality that is rendered in most of Tsavo West National Park’s safari lodges is incomparable. If you are looking for the most exceptional and comfortable places for your overnight stay or you need to get value for your money, then look no further than Tsavo West National Park accommodation. Safari lodges and tented camps at this park range from budget to luxury and depending on what your travel plans are, you variety to choose the best option for your overnight stay and you will have unforgettable holiday experience. They include;

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge

Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is located next to the Mtito Andei Gate about 260 kilometers southeast of Nairobi and 240 kilometers northeast of Mombasa along Nairobi-Mombasa highway. From Nairobi, you will spend about 3 hours. This luxury safari lodge features as one of the oldest Lodges in Kenya’s national parks and it consists of 56 rooms, 51 of these are standard rooms and five are suites with verandas. Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge is located in the leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro and just next to the waterhole where most elephants, buffaloes and plain game confine daily.

Sarova Salt Lick Lodge

Sarova Salt Lick Lodge is a rare Tsavo safari lodge that straddles on top stilts over viewing the waterhole and about 400 kilometers from Nairobi. It is situated at the center of the private Taita Hills Sanctuary just at the border with Tsavo West National Park in the south eastern Kenya. If you are looking for the most spectacular safari lodges for photo taking then you should Salt Lick Lodge a must for your overnight stay at Tsavo West National Park. This lodge features as one of the most photographed lodges in the world. It comprises of 96 rare rooms all raised on stilts and constructed across the 2 (two) levels with en-suite bathrooms and permanent showers and water closet plus hot and cold water. It has 33 twins, 48 double rooms and 15 triples and you are free to make a choice. The rooms are spacious and offer visitors total comfort that any visitor wishes to enjoy while on safari in any destination. The rooms have hairdryer, double or king size beds, telephone, cable TV and internet connection, minibar, fridge, kitchen and many more.

Finch Hattons Camp Tsavo

Finch Hattons Camp is one of the up market tented camps that you should consider for your overnight stay while on safari to Tsavo West National Park. It is strategically situated just at the base of Chyulu Hills. Its dinning tables are set with silver tableware and fresh flowers while its tents arranged around the permanent freshwater spring where most turtles, crocodiles, hippos and several bird species are found. This tented camp can be reached within a 55 minutes flight from Nairobi or Mombasa and this camp has its own airstrip. This five star camp accommodates about 50 visitors in large tents with twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, large mirrors, brass fittings and many others. The tented camp features electricity with shaver outlets for 110V and 220V, hairdryer, battery charger outlet for 220V and stocked minibar fridge. All tents offer the most breathtaking views of the adjacent springs and forests, large deck balconies with chairs, tables and daybed. It also has the best restaurant and a comfortable private lounge, library and other facilities.

Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge

Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge is an up market safari Lodge which is situated along the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between Tsavo West National Park and Amboseli National Park southeast of Kenya. This lodge was built on Lava rock which overviews the open plains with Mount Kilimanjaro. The word Ol Donyo Wuas in the Maasai language denotes the spotted hill. It derived its name from the hill behind the luxury lodge which comes in a tree line shaped like spot on cowhide. Ol Donyo Lodge consists of 8 thatch roof and uniquely designed and decorated suites with breathtaking views over the African savanna to the Kilimanjaro Mountain. Other facilities in this lodge include a lounge, veranda and private verandas in every suite, spectacular in and outdoor areas, outdoor campfire, log pile hide viewing perch alongside the animal watering hole, library, curio shop, free Wi-Fi. This lodge was constructed in 1987 by bush pilot and conservationist Richard Bonham.

Voyager Safari Camp

This luxury camp is situated in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro just between Amboseli National Park next to Mombasa and Tsavo West National Park. It is located within a 300,000 acre land and it features as the most popular game country. It comprises of about 25 tents which are made of canvas and mesh under the shelter of woven thatched roofs which are supported by bamboo poles, 16 of which are raised on the southern side of the Sante River and 9 are at the northern bank. Some of its tents feature double beds or twins and others are more luxurious and about 3 family visitors can be accommodated. Each tent faces the River and features a private patio with safari furniture where visitors can catch a glimpse at several impalas as they graze. It has a dinning area and offers delicious meals.

Lions Bluff Lodge

Lion Bluff Lodge is one of the smallest and exclusive safari lodges in Tsavo West National Park. It is a midrange facility and features 12 traditionally built en-suite bandas with verandas over viewing most wildlife and the spectacular savanna. It is suspended above the ancient elephant migratory corridor with the spectacular panoramic views that extend cross the Lumo Community Sanctuary and Tsavo Ecosystem up to even the magnificent Kilimanjaro Mountain. It comprises of 3 different kinds of rooms and 11 of them are found outside the hill on wooden stilts with wooden floors, canvas walls and traditional coconut palm thatch roofs while one is constructed in the similar style though with ferrous cement walls and private canvas walled verandah. The recent one is a traditional stone walled cottage with 2 bedrooms whose exterior walls are painted with red soils of Tsavo, the interior rooms feature high ceilings that help keeping the room cool and shared veranda with a coconut palm thatch roof. Lion Bluff Lodge also consists of fully stocked bar and the restaurant.

Kiwanjani Eco-Lodge

This is an up market safari lodge which is situated in Kasigau Ranch. It is located at the center of Tsavo West National Park and Tsavo East National Park. Kiwanjani Eco-lodge is accessible from Mombasa and takes about two and half hours’ drive; Nairobi to Voi about four hours and Voi to Kiwanjani approximately one hour. There are scheduled flights from Nairobi to Mombasa with Air Kenya and Safari Link or charter flight from Nairobi to Kiwanjani Airstrip. The bedrooms are complete with en-suite bathroom and private verandah all over viewing the wildlife waterhole where most of the buffaloes and elephants confine for water. Its bathrooms are large, luxurious with the best overhead showers, flush toilets and wash basins with running water. Its guest cottages are designed using traditional materials. This lodge also features the best restaurant, lounge and fully stocked bar and many other facilities.

Severin Camp Tsavo

Unlike other lodges, this lodge provides the most spectacular landscape with open savanna and wooded flood plains and the popular red elephants. It features among the 3 tented camps which always teem with wildlife in Tsavo West National Park. Severin Camp is owned by Germans and operated with enthusiastic devotion. It is wholly constructed using wood and stone with thatch roofs. A stay at this lodge rewards you with true African wilderness total comfort as you enjoy the serenity and its proximity to nature which is reflected in the open lounge and dinning room cum bar which is also well furnished with lightweight, wooden furniture. It also has a library, Wi-Fi and comprises of 27 tents with suites, while others have twin beds and double bed or space for a third bed. Every tented rooms faces the rugged wilderness which rewards visitors with spectacular views of wildlife species like zebras, giraffes, waterbucks, elands which confine in the waterhole to drink water. If you are traveling as a family, there is an option of junior and executive suites.

Sarova Taita Hills Lodge

Sarova Taita Hills Lodge is located at the base of the Taita Hills just next to Tsavo National Park and inside the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated at the main entrance to the Taita Hills Sanctuary in southeastern Kenya about 400 kilometers away from Nairobi and 200 kilometers from Mombasa. It is one hour flight from Nairobi or half an hour from Mombasa by private charter lands at the Lodge’s airstrip. This lodge features among the very few lodges that offer the world class service at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary and Tsavo West National Park. It comprises of about 60 luxurious rooms with 2 suites, Wi-Fi, with some units having a dinning room/balcony, private bathroom plus a shower in each unit, fully stocked bar and many others.

Ngulia Safari Lodge

This safari lodge is located within Tsavo West National Park and overviews the Rhino Sanctuary which also features as among the most popular conservation areas and the largest in the world. If you are interested spotting the leopards then this is the best accommodation option for you. Besides, it is globally popular as a bird watchers paradise. This lodge was built in 1969 making it one of the oldest safari lodges in Tsavo West National Park. This safari lodge can be reached from Nairobi approximately 260 kilometers via Mtito Andei Gate or from Mombasa about 250 kilometers via Tsavo River Gate. Ngulia Safari Lodge is situated along the Ndawe escarpment below the Ngulia Hills that overview the Rhino Sanctuary bordered by the most scenic hills. 52 rooms of this lodge face the vast wilderness and en-suites bathrooms facilities with balcony. It also rewards visitors with breathtaking views of the Kilimanjaro Mountain. It comprises of the main bay which offers the best viewing point for the park’s wildlife, swimming pool, gift boutique, two fully stocked bars, conference room, modern restaurant and many more.

Rhino Valley Lodge

This tented lodge is set against the backdrop of the spectacular Ngulia Hills and rewards visitors with the most remarkable views of the splendid Tsavo West National Park that offers refuge to countless savanna wildlife species. It features about six (6) standard rooms, 10 (ten) luxury rock rooms, 6 self catering bandas and a campsite. This lodge is situated about 40 kilometers away from Mtito Andei Gate and it is the best spot for you to catch a glimpse at variety of wildlife species. This lodge is strategically situated at the coast (along Mombasa, Malindi and Diani) making it one of the best destinations for one to spend a vacation.

Kipalo Camp

Kipalo Camp features as an exclusive safari camp in Mbulia hills over viewing the Tsavo West National Park. This safari lodge straddles within 12000 acres of protected area just on the rocky plateau offering luxurious, airy lounge and swimming pool for you to chill around. This camp consists of 8 double and twin tents accommodating about 16 visitors and each of them is well decorated and designed to depict the lime greens, greys and dark red soils which define the Tsavo Landscape. Kipalo can be accessed about 2 and half hours’ drive from Mombasa. There is a scheduled air service for visitors who may opt to take a flight to Kilaguni. You may also drive from Mombasa where you will spend about 5 hours on the tarmac and a 4 wheel drive car is ideal for your road trip.

Ndolwa House

This features a small private home stay at the border with Tsavo West National Park and rewards visitors with true wilderness experiences. It is best situated and allows visitors to explore the southern and northern areas of Tsavo West National Park. It is situated on the Ndolwa Hill the Ndolwa House overviews the vast panoramic expanse compared to any other area and not to forget the breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Chyulu Hills, Tsavo West National Park, Taita Hills and the Yatta Plateau. It features 4 private en-suite cottages and 2 tents that measure 44 square meters each with en-suite bathrooms, every cottage and tent consists of private verandah. It also has 2 guide rooms where guides can spend a night. It is the best place that offers visitors with total comfort, spacious enough for you to chill. You can set off from Nairobi to Mtito Andei town about 3 hours drive from Nairobi capital. Upon arrival at Mtito Andei you will turn on your right to the main gate of Tsavo West National Park.

Kanzi House

Kanzi House is located in Tsavo West National Park just at the foothills of the Chyulu Hills in southeast of Kenya. It is a 4 star accommodation and features a swimming pool, picnic area, concierge, luggage storage, 3 double and 2 twin rooms as well as a pool cottage which is luxurious with large wooden cupboards and writing desk.

Lake Jipe Safari Camp

This luxury safari camp is owned by Myriam Debrunner and it is located outside the Tsavo West National Park gates, with 8 luxurious and well furnished cottages. It is located on Lake Jipe fresh water Lake one of the best spots for wildlife and bird species. Every cottage features a bathroom with a flush toilet, hot and cold shower, mosquito net and private veranda. Its restaurant provides mainly African and European cuisine and fully stocked bar.

In conclusion, with the above listed accommodation options, we believe that you will make the best choice that will make your vacation at Tsavo West National Park more memorable and enjoyable.

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