Tsavo is situated about 300 kms from Nairobi and covers an area of 20,812 sq. kms. It’s one of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries, larger than some countries. Its size accounts for about 40 per cent of the total area of Kenya’s national parks, although a vast amount of this is not readily accessible to visitors, but left as a complete wilderness. Known for its range of habitat and bio-diversity, bushy grasslands and open plains give way to woodlands and semi-arid acacia scrub. Although very dry and subject to occasional drought, there are many features of interest including the world’s largest lava flow – The Yatta Plateau, Galana River, Luggard Falls and Mzima Springs. The landscape is often dotted with fascinating Baobab trees as well as doum palms and there are vistas of nearby mountain ranges such as Ngulia and The Chyulus The spectacular scenery combined with wildlife viewing and unsurpassed birding (some 500 recorded species) make this a good choice for safari-goers.