​Getting There – Amboseli NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Your entry point to Kenya will most likely be Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of the capital city Nairobi. The country’s second international airport is Moi International Airport (MBA), 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.

Amboseli National Park is 215km/134mi southeast of Nairobi and the drive takes about 4 hours*. You can also drive from other parks if you’re doing a road trip around the country. The distance from Tsavo West National Park (via Emali and Mtito Andei) is around 200km/125mi and the driving time is about 3 to 4 hours*. It’s also possible to travel to Tsavo West’s Chyulu Gate along the rough track from Kimana.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Charter flights are an option between parks and are typically booked for you as part of your tour package. Domestic flights from Nairobi leave from Wilson Airport (WIL), 6km/4mi south of the city. Scheduled flights to Amboseli can be booked with several domestic carriers:

  • AirKenya (Flies from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport)
  • Safarilink (Flies from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, Tsavo West and Chyulu Hills)
  • Mombasa Air Safari (Flies from Mombasa, Masai Mara, Malindi and Diani Beach)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Kenya page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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