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.

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.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

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.

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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