What Can Tourists Expect To See In The Western Section Of The Tsavo National Park?

Tsavo west National Park Entrance Fee

TSAVO WEST NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE (1st January, 2022 to 30th June, 2022)

Tsavo west National Park Entrance Fee : Tsavo West National park is a sister park to Tsavo East national park forming Tsavo national park the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest protected areas in the world. Tsavo West national park is located in southeastern Kenya, the park covers an area of 3,500 square miles.

Tsavo West national park is a famously known Kenya wildlife destination popularly known for its stunning landscapes, diverse and abundant wildlife, rhino reserve, Mzima Springs, a solid network of roads. The landscape of this park is mountainous and diverse with Kichwa Tembo as one of the most popular rock faces at an elevation of 984 feet.

Tsavo West national park is a home to abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo), other wildlife species include aardwolf, baboon, buffalo, bushbuck, dik-dik, duiker, eland, elephant, gazelle, genet, giraffe, hartebeest, hyrax, impala, klipspringer, kudu, oryx, porcupine, warthog, waterbuck, zebra and many smaller species.

Tsavo west National Park Entrance Fee
Tsavo Lions

Kenya Wildlife Services has issued new Tsavo West National Park Fees effective from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022 and they are as below

Below are the newly issued Tsavo East National park Entrance fees

Park Entry Fee


Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Citizen 515 Kshs 215 Kshs
Resident 515 Kshs 215 Kshs
Non-Resident 52 US$ 35  US$

Note:  Park Entry Fees ticket is valid for only 12 hours for tourists staying inside the park and 24 hours for those staying outside the park.


Category Fees(Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Special camp Citizen 250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Resident  250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Non-Resident 35 US$ 20 US$

Public campsite

Citizen  200 Kshs  150 Kshs
Resident 200 Kshs 150 Kshs
Non-Resident  20 US$  15 US$
Reservation Fees (Non-refundable)                                 7,500 Kshs
Cancellation fees                                                                     7,500 Kshs

Vehicle and aircraft fees

Vehicle Fees per day

Carrying capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Less than6 seats 300
6 to 12 seats 1,030
13 to 24 seats 2,585
25 to 44 seats 4,050
45 seats and above 5,000

Trucks and delivery vehicles

Weight Fees (Kshs)
1 to 3 tonnes 515
4 to 7 tonnes 2,155
Above 7 tonnes 3,015

Vehicles stationed in the park (per year)

Type and Weight  Fees (Kshs)
PSVs< 6 seats & commercial Vehicles <2 tonnes  10,000
PSVs> 6 to 12 seats & commercial Vehicles 2  to 5 tonnes 10,000
PSVs> 6 to 13 seats & commercial tour Vehicles (not stationed in the park)  60,000
PSVs> 13 seats & commercial Vehicles 5 tonnes  100,000

 Aircraft fees (single landing fees)

Carrying capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Less than 3 seats  300
4 to 6 seats  500
7 to 14 seats  1,000
15 to 20 seats  2,155
12 seats and above  3,015


Annual passes


Category  Fees (Kshs)
Adult annual pass 43,100
Child annual pass 10,340
Corporate annual pass 103,440
Personalized tour driver annual pass 4,000


Special services


Category Fees (Kshs)
Event security per section of rangers 75,000
Vehicle recovery inside the park 7,500

Special activities

Special activities Fees (Kshs)
Night game drive (per person per trip) 2,155
 Security/guided tours(per guide up to 4 hours)  


Security/guided tours (per guide over 4 hours) 3,015


Horse riding (excluding rider) – KWS horses 2,585
Private horses (per day) 1,030
Walking safaris (per person per day)  1,500
Cycling (per day)




Categories/status of tourists

Tsavo West national park fees are charged basing on the status or categories of visitors or tours on a Kenya safari to the park.


Students are visitors on a Kenya safari from a recognized education institution that is primary, secondary, government or private college or university. These kind of visitors should be aged 23 years and below and they are to be visiting Tsavo West national park on a conservation purpose trip documented and organized the education institution.

To be eligible for student fees, the institution is required to inform Kenya Wildlife Services in a minimum of 2 weeks so as to issue a written authorization for student rates.

Note: students on a privately arranged safari to Tsavo West national park.


Children are visitors from the age of 3 years but below the age of 18 years.


Citizens are visitors who are Kenya Citizens with valid Kenya National ID or passports, this category also includes citizens from East African Community member countries that are Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan with passports or National IDs.


Residents are foreigners (not Kenya citizens or citizens of East Africa Community member countries) who are residing in Kenya and are in possession of valid residence documentation or work permits issued by the Kenyan Government.

Residents are individuals of other nationalities residing in Kenya and are in possession of valid documentation from the Kenyan government.


Non-Residents are foreigners or international tourists who do not work or live in Kenya.

Mode of payment

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic cashless mode payments is encouraged, methods of payments include Mpesa, Visa Cards, MasterCard and direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.

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