Getting There – Marsabit NP
Marsabit is located 560km/347mi north of Nairobi. Very few tour operators will come this far north in Kenya. Samburu is usually as far north as organized safaris operate. Marsabit is sometimes visited via a road expedition to Lake Turkana. This safari should only be undertaken by serious 4x4 enthusiasts with experience in this kind of trip. You should travel with at least two vehicles in convoy.
The new tarred road from Isiolo (near Samburu NR) to Marsabit and continuing towards Lake Turkana, might put Marsabit on the tourist map. This area is however still very remote and advice should be taken before heading out here.
Most people from Europe or North America visiting Kenya fly into Nairobi as there are more options for flights into this transport hub. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is located 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi. Moi International Airport (MBA) is Kenya’s second international airport and is located 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.
Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), and what tickets would cost.
Charter flights between parks are usually booked by tour operators as part of their tour package. There are no commercial domestic flights to Marsabit, but The Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has regular flights to Marsabit on Tuesday and/or Friday and available seats can be booked at ke-bookings@MAF.org.
Please check our Getting There – Kenya page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.