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 fees

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. 

Category  Citizens  Residents  Non-residents 
Adult  515 1,030 52
Children  215 515 35

Activity fees 

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

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 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 

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

Special services

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 in Tsavo west national park are charged to every vehicle accessing the park and aircraft landing in the park. 

Vehicle fees 

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
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 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.

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

Vehicles stationed in the parks 

Category  Fees (Kshs)
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)
60,000

 

Aircraft fees 

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
3-6 seats  500
7-14 seats 1,000
15-20 seats  2,155
21 seats and above  3,015

Camping fees

 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. 

Category  Citizens 

(Fees in Kshs)

Residents  

(Fees in Kshs)

Non-residents

 (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 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).

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