​Getting There – Marsabit NP

Anthony Ham
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.

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Travel Alert

Marsabit is located 560km/347mi north of Nairobi. Although very off-the-beaten-track, Marsabit is sometimes visited on a road expedition to Lake Turkana. This safari should only be undertaken by experienced 4x4 enthusiasts.

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 visiting Kenya fly into Nairobi. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is located 15km/9mi southeast of the city. Moi International Airport (MBA) is Kenya’s second international airport and is located 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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Domestic Flights

There are no commercial scheduled flights to Marsabit.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

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

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