Tsavo East National Park fees

Tsavo East National Park fees: Tsavo East national park is one of the oldest national parks in Kenya located in Taita-Taveta county formerly known as Coast province near Taru desert. Tsavo East national park is part of the great Tsavo national park covering an area of 13,747 square kilometers, this park is managed by Kenya Wildlife Service which has overall authority over all the operations and activities. As a great tourist destination aiming at conserving the ecology and offering safari experience to tourists, Tsavo East national park has a list of park fees drafted by the Kenya Wildlife Services and these fees are as follows 

Tsavo East National Park fees

Park entry fees 

To be allowed into Tsavo East national park as visitor a fee is charged, park entry fees were drafted basing on the status of the visitors. 

Category  Citizens (Kshs) Residents (Kshs) Non-residents  (US$)
Adult  515 1,030 52
Children  215 515 35

Activity fees 

For a tourist to participate in any activity in Tsavo East national park a fee is supposed to be paid, these fees are paid by every individuals and on a daily basis before the start of an activity.

Activity  Fees Kshs
Night game drive (per person per trip) 2,155
Security/guided tours  Per guides up to 4 hours   1,720
Per guide over 4 hours  3,015
Cycling (per day) 215
Bicycles hire (per day) 500
Walking safaris (per person per day) 1,500

Annual passes

Annual passes in Tsavo East national park offer an annual access to the park 

Adult annual pass  43,100
Child annual pass 10,340
Cooperate annual pass 103,440
Tour driver annual personalized annual pass 6,000

Reservation and cancellation fees

Activity  Fees 
Reservation Fees 7,500
Cancellation fees  7,500

Special services

Special services in Tsavo East national park are charged a fees which is a s follows 

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

Vehicle and aircraft fees 

Vehicle and aircraft fees are charges to vehicles and aircrafts accessing Tsavo East national park whether carrying visitors of the park or items. these fees are as follows 

Vehicle fees 

Vehicle fees in Tsavo East national park are fees charged to vehicles carrying visitors to the park, these fees were drafted by Kenya Wildlife Services basing on the carrying capacity of the vehicle. These fees are paid per day and exclude the individuals carried in the vehicle. 

Vehicle’s capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Less than 6 seats  300
6-12 seats  1,030
13-24 seats  2,585
25-44 seats  4,050
45 seats and above  5,000

Trucks and delivery vehicle fees 

Trucks and delivery vehicles are charged to be allowed access to Tsavo East national park, these fees are paid per day and charged basing on the weight carried by the vehicle. Trucks and delivery vans are vehicles carrying goods to the park.

Weight  Fees (Kshs)
1 – 3 Tonnes  515
4 – 7 Tonnes  2,155
Over 7 Tonnes  3,015

Vehicles stationed in the parks 

Vehicles that are stationed in Tsavo East national park pay a fee to be allowed to stay in the park, these fees are charged basing on the number of the seats in the vehicle and weight of the vehicle.

Category  Fees (Kshs)
PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons


PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons 100,000


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


PSV’s 6 – 13 Seats & Commercial tour vehicle
(not stationed in the park)

 Aircraft fees 

Each aircraft landing in Tsavo East national park is charged, Aircraft fees are charged per single landing and they are paid depending on the number of seats in the aircraft.

Seating capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Less than 3 seats  300
3-6 seats  500
7-14 seats 1,000
15-20 seats  2,155
21 seats and above  3,015

Camping fees

 Camping experience in Tsavo East park is done at a fee, camping fees are charged basing on the status of the visitor and the age group

Category  Citizens 

(Fees in Kshs)


(Fees in Kshs)


 (Fees in US$)

Special campsite  Public campsite  Special campsite Public campsite  Special campsite Public campsite 
Adult  250 200   600 350   35 20
Children  200 150 350 200   20 15

Important notes about Tsavo East park fees 

Fees: Daily fees – Daily fees at Tsavo East national park usually cater for a single entry and paid after every 24 hours as you access the park for Kenya safari 

Corporate pass – Corporate pass in Tsavo East national park is granted only to utility providers with installation in parks and reserves managed by Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS)

Category/status of the tourists: When paying fees at Tsavo East national park whether entrance or activity fees and others the status of the tourist plays a great role.

Citizens – tourists categorized as citizens are individuals with Kenyan citizenships and have Valid Kenya national ids which they present at the park’s offices as poof, the status of citizen also includes tourists from East African Community member countries. East African Community member countries include Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda, also these people need to present passports or National IDs from their respective countries as verification and proof.

Tsavo East National Park fees
Tsavo East Park

Residents – tourists categorized as residents are international individuals living and working in Kenya, these people generally have citizenship in countries expect Kenya and East African Community members and too access the park they are supposed to present valid documents from immigration, passport and valid working permit.

Non- residents – tourists categorized as Non-residents are international tourists with no citizenship or residence in Kenya and East African Community countries, these individuals are required to only present their passports before they access the park.

 Children – tourists categorized as children are individuals from the age of 3 years to 18 years old

Student – tourists categorized as students are individuals from a recognized educational institution whether college, secondary, primarily or University. Individuals eligible as students are supposed to not exceed the age of 23 years on a safari to Tsavo east national park with a purpose of learning more about the park and conservation, the students visit is supposed to be arranged by the education institution and they are required to send a letter to Kenya Wildlife Services in 2 week prior to the day of the tour. This gives Kenya Wildlife Services more time to issue an authorization for student rates.

Mode of payment: Various ways of making payments are accepted at Tsavo East national park and these include Mpesa, Visa Card, Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

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