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
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$)|
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.
|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 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
Special services in Tsavo East national park are charged a fees which is a s follows
|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 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|
|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.
|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.
|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)
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|
|21 seats and above||3,015|
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
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(Fees in US$)
|Special campsite||Public campsite||Special campsite||Public campsite||Special campsite||Public campsite|
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.
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)