Tsavo West National Park fees
Tsavo West National Park fees: Tsavo West is part of the large Tsavo national park located in the coast province of Kenya, this amazing national park covers an area of 7,065 square kilometers which host numerous attractions such as wildlife species, birdlife, Lake Jipe, Shetani lava, and Mzima springs. Tsavo west national park offers many amazing safari activities such as game drives, walking safaris, birding and many more which entertained while in the park.
Tsavo west national park is under the management of Kenya Wildlife Services which is responsible for drafting and structuring fees charged in the park, these fees are as detailed below
Park entry fees
Park entry fees at Tsavo West national park is a fee charged to every individual as allowance to the park, these fees are charged depending on the status of the tourist/ visitors that are citizens, residents and non-residents.
Activity fees are charged for a very activity on intends to participate in while on your visit to Tsavo West national park, these fees are paid before the start of the experience on a daily basis
|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 are annual payments made to access Tsavo West national park, these fees are paid on annual basis.
|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
For reservation and cancellation services a fee is charged
|Event security per section of ranger||75,000|
|Vehicle recovery inside the park||7,500|
Vehicle and aircraft fees
Vehicle and aircraft fees in Tsavo west national park are charged to every vehicle accessing the park and aircraft landing in the park.
Vehicle fees in Tsavo west national park are charged to and paid by vehicles carrying tourists to the park, these fees are paid basing on the carrying capacity 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 fees in Tsavo west park are charged to vehicles delivering goods in the park and they are charged depending on the capacity in Tonnes carried by the vehicle.
|1 – 3 Tonnes||515|
|4 – 7 Tonnes||2,155|
|Over 7 Tonnes||3,015|
Vehicles stationed in the parks
|PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons||10,000|
|PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons||100,000|
|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)
Aircraft fees in Tsavo west national park are charged every aircraft landing in the park, these fees are charged depending on the carrying capacity of the aircraft (number of seats).
|Seating capacity||Fees (Kshs)|
|Less than 3 seats||300|
|21 seats and above||3,015|
Camping fees in Tsavo west national park are charged to every individual intending to camp in the park, camping fees are charged depending on the type of campsite one wishes to stay at and the status of an individual/tourist.
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(Fees in US$)
|Special campsite||Public campsite||Special campsite||Public campsite||Special campsite||Public campsite|
Important notes about Tsavo East national park fees
- Category/status of the tourists
The category of tourists / visitors of the park was greatly based on by Kenya Wildlife Services while drafting and structuring fees in Tsavo west national park
Citizens – Citizens are individuals visiting the park with citizenship in East African community member countries that is include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. For proof these people have to present valid national IDs of their respective countries
Residents – Residents are individuals visiting the park with no citizenship of Kenya or East African community member countries but have residence and work in Kenya, for individuals to be recognized as resident have to be in possession of proper document from immigration and working permit.
Non- residents – Non-residents are international individuals from countries outside Kenya and East African community countries.
Children – Children are individuals visiting Tsavo West from the age of 3 years to 18 years
Student – students are individuals visiting the for education purposes, these individuals have to be from a recognized government institution (primary, secondary, college and university). Individuals recognized as individuals are supposed to be of 23 years as age limit and their tour to Tsavo west national park has to be organized by the education institution which is also required to send a document to Kenya wildlife Services 2 weeks prior to the day of visiting. The essence for 2 weeks is for KWS to authorize student rates
Mode of payment
There are various modes of payment accepted at Tsavo west, these include Mpesa, Visa Card, Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).