Tsavo West National Park is situated on Kenya’s southern border with Tanzania, located about 200km south-east of Nairobi. Combined with Tsavo East, this park forms one of the world’s largest game sanctuaries. The East and West parks are separated by the Mombasa/Nairobi road, and both work nicely on a circuit with Mombasa. Tsavo West has a variety of landscapes, from swamps and natural springs to rocky peaks, extinct volcanic cones, to rolling plains and sharp reddish outcrops. Wildlife can be difficult to spot because of the dense scrubs. In May 1948, a month after its conception Tsavo National Park was divided into East and West for administrative purposes. At 21 812 square km, Tsavo National Park is the largest park in Kenya. Named after the Tsavo River which flows from west to east, the park is considered one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds. It is the only Kenyan park that permits night drives and also allows off-road driving so one can see the wildlife close up. Finch Hattons is privately owned and managed to ensure a personal and intimate safari experience. Finch Hattons is luxurious and elegant with superb service, incredible wildlife viewing and the finest safari cuisine. There are no fences around the camp meaning that the wildlife roams freely, while a resident pod of hippos sticks to the water surrounding the camp. Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge has a unique angle on accommodation. The rooms are circular are arranged in pairs, on stilts, giving the occupants wonderful views over a couple of waterholes. Chalets are linked by suspended walkways. The game lodge is located in the Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, which is just next to the Tsavo West National Park. Located in its own wildlife sanctuary, bordering the national park, Sarova Taita Hills Game Lodge is a large 60-suite lodge. There are an on-site restaurant and a pool, and modern facilities that add comfort. Tsavo West is only a few hours from Mombasa and is quite a popular national park for many beach and bush safari tourists. It can get a lot of minibus traffic in peak season and is home to a lot of larger motel-style accommodation in comparison to Tsavo East. This national park to offer a host of attractions: the magnificent scenery, Mzima Springs, rich and varied wildlife, good road system, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential, and guided walks along the Tsavo River. The legend of Tsavo, portrayed in the film, ‘The Ghost and the Darkness’, are the so-called ‘man-eaters’, which was the name given to a pair of lions said to have attacked and killed a number of railway workers in the 19th Century.