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Caving / Spelunking in Shetani Lava Flow, Tsavo West National Park, Eastern Province Kenya

Length:
8km/4.9mi
Width:
1.6m/5.2ft
Depth:
5m/18.4ft
Tsavo West National Park is located in the South Eastern part of Kenya, at 240 km/149 mi from Nairobi and 250 km/155 mi from Mombasa. It is 9065 km²/3500 mi² with a spectacular showcase of recent geological activities with vibrant volcanic arena, covered with green hills, lava flows, springs and large permanent rivers.

One of the famous lava flow is the “Shetani (Meaning Devil in Swahili) Lava Flow which is 8 km/4.9 mi long with a width of 1.6 m and 5 m depth (5.2- 16.4 ft) and home to the Shetani Cave. Exploring the cave is not an easy task as the black soil consists of  uneven chunks of black magma. The cave has offers two large openings with an ancient tree in between.

Although the exit can be seen, it is not accessible due to its narrowness. To explore this cave, one would need a torch and caution needs to be taken into account with regards to the razor-sharp rocks at the foot of the cave. Hyenas have been known to inhibit the cave!!!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Nairobi
297 km / 185 mi, 5 hrs 26 mins
Head onto Uhuru Highway and continue to go through 2 roundabouts and then take the 2nd exit toward A109. Continue straight onto Mombasa Rd(A109) and continue with A109 to then turn right onto C103 and onto Tsavo West.
BY CAR FROM Mombasa
316 km / 196 mi, 4 hrs 39 mins
Head east on Airport road toward Refinery Rd. Turn left onto Magongo Rd and turn left onto A109. Continues with A109 and turn left onto A23 and onto Tsavo West.
BY AIR
Nairobi International Airport,
288 km / 179 mi

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BOOKING REQUEST
Paintball session, Nairobi
/ Karen, Kenya, Nairobi

Tuesday to Saturday the charge  is 13$ for 100 balls per head. On Sundays we give a discount whereby the charge is 10$ for 150 balls per person, which is inclusive of the protective gears and all the equipment used in the game.

We also have lunchbox packages that go for 20$ and salad packages for 15$ inclusive of the game. Each game session goes for 1 hour and  30 minutes.

We are open  from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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$ 13
Sundays 10$ for 150 balls per person

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