Tsavo East national park fees

Tsavo East national park fees

Tsavo East national park fees: Tsavo east national park is one of the oldest and largest protected area in Kenya situated in the semi-arid area formerly known as Taru desert, Tsavo east national park is part of the great Tsavo national park together with Tsavo west national park with whom they just share a railway line for a boundary. Tsavo east national park is one of the most popular national parks in Kenya established in 1948, the park is famous for hosting a large number of lions and other animals such as aardwolf, yellow baboon, bat, Cape buffalo, bushbabys, bushbuck, caracal, African wildcat, cheetah, civet, dik-dik, African hunting dog, African dormouse, blue duiker, bush duiker, red duiker, eland, African bush elephant, bat-eared fox, greater galago, gazelle, large-spotted genet, small-spotted genet, gerenuk, giraffe, African hare, springhare, Coke’s hartebeest, East African hedgehog, spotted hyena, striped hyena, rock hyrax, tree hyrax, impala, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, klipspringer, lesser kudu, leopard, lion, banded mongoose, dwarf mongoose, Egyptian mongoose, marsh mongoose, slender mongoose, white-tailed mongoose, vervet monkey, Sykes’ monkey and many more.

 Tsavo east national park is under the administration of Kenya wildlife services and it is categorized as Wilderness Park, Kenya wildlife service as the governing body is responsible for stipulating fees charged to an individual and services in Tsavo east national park. these fees are as follows


Park fees in Tsavo east national park are charges charged to individuals while accessing the park for a safari, these fees are charged basing on the status of tourists. Park fees are charged together with game drive fees and they are as follows

 Status                                                 Fees

Citizens                Adult                     515 (KSHS)

                                Children               215 (KSHS)

Residents            Adult                     1,030 (KSHS)

                                Children               515 (KSHS)

Non-residents   Adult                     52 (US$)

                                Children               35 (US$)


Activity fees are charges charged for any activity an individual is to do in Tsavo east national park, these fees are as follows

Activity                                                                                                                                Fees in Kshs

Horse riding                        KWS horses excluding rider                                         2,585

                                                Private horses per day                                                   1,030

Night game drives                                                                                                           2,155

Security Guided tours    Security guided tours –

(Per guide up to 4 hours)                                              1,720

                                                Security/guided tours-

(Per guide over 4 hours)                                                               3,015

Walking safaris                                                                                                                 1, 500


Scenic safaris in Tsavo east national park are charged as follows

Status                                                                                                   fees

Citizens                Adult                                                                     300 kshs

                                Children/students                                           125 kshs

Residents            Adult                                                                     600 kshs

                                Children/ students                                          255 kshs

Non-residents Adult                                                                     22 US$

                                Children/students                                           13 US$


Annual passes charges are charged to institutions and individuals on an annual basis, they include

Status                                                                                   Fees (Kshs)

Adult annual pass                                                            43,100

Child annual pass                                                             10,340

Corporate annual pass                                                   103,440

Tor driver personalized annual pass                         6,000


Vehicle and craft fees are charges charged to any vehicle parking in the park, these vehicles are usually for tourists or delivery vans and Aircrafts landing in the park. Vehicles are charged depending on their weight and number of seats, aircrafts are charged according to the number of seats.

Type of the vehicle/Seating capacity and weight                                               Fees in kshs

Tourist vehicles                Less than 6 seats                                                                              300

                6-12 seats                                                                                                            1,030

                13-24 seats                                                                                                         2,585

                25-44 seats                                                                                                         4,050

                45 and above                                                                                                     5,000

Trunk and delivery vehicles

PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons                                                    10,000

                PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons                                                  10,000

                PSV’s 6 – 12 Seats & Commercial vehicle 2 – 5 tons                             10,000

                PSV’s 6 – 13 Seats & Commercial tour vehicle –

(Not stationed in the park)                                                                          60,000

Vehicles stationed in the park

Less than 3 seats                                                                                                              300

                3-6 seats                                                                                                              500

                7-14 seats                                                                                                            1,000

                21 seats and above                                                                                         3,015


Less than 3 seats                                                                                                              300

                3-6 seats                                                                                                              500

                7-14 seats                                                                                                            1,000

                21 seats and above                                                                                         3,015

Special services

While on a safari in Tsavo east national park, as a tourist you might need special services such as security on your event or vehicle recovery in case your vehicle develops a fault, these services are charged as follows

Service                                                                                                 fees in Kshs

Event security per section of ranger                        75,000

Vehicle recovery inside the park                               7,500

Camping fees

Some tourists on a safari in Tsavo east national park prefer camping at campsites in the park as their accommodation and as a way of making their safari more adventurous, Tsavo east national park offers camping sites for any interested tourist. These campsites are categorized as public and special campsite and they are charged basing on the category of your choice.

Types of campsite           status of the tourist                                        fees

Special campsite               Citizens                Adult                                     250 kshs

                                                                                Child/student                    200 kshs

                                                Residents            Adult                                     600 kshs

                                                                                Child/adult                          350 kshs

Non-residents   Adult                                     35 US$

                                Child/Adult                         20 US$

Public campsite                Citizens                Adult                                     200 kshs

                                                                                Child/student                    150 kshs

                                                Residents            Adult                                     350 kshs

                                                                                Child/student                    200 kshs

                                                Non-residents    Adult                                    20 US$

                                                                                Child/student                    15 US$

When camping reservations and cancellation fees are charged, these fees are non-refundable

Reservation fees                              7500 kshs

Cancellation fees                             7500 kshs


For an amazing safari and stay in Tsavo east national park, there are rules, regulations and useful information you should and critically follow as an individual on a safari in the park.

  1. when charging park fees they are charged basing on the status of an individual/ tourists that is

Citizens, residents/east African community and foreign residents. Citizens are Kenyan citizens with valid ID, east African community residents are individuals from countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Foreign non-residents are individuals residing outside Kenya and east African countries with valid documents like passports, foreign residents are individuals from other countries residing in Kenya with valid documents like working permit got from the Kenyan government. Students are categorized as individuals from notable education institution visiting Tsavo east national park for research and study purposes, students need to send their request to the Kenya wildlife society 2 weeks prior to the date of your trip. Children are individuals from the age of 3 and below the age of 18 years.

  1. Before accessing the park you are expected to present proper individual and travel documents such as passport, yellow fever card and travel visa for foreign non-resident individuals.
  2. Kenya wildlife society accepts payments in form of Mpesa, Visa card, direct deposits to KWS bank accounts and electronic funds transfer.
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