Getting There – Tsavo East NP

Tsavo East is in southeast Kenya, 325km/201mi from Nairobi and 250km/ 155mi from Mombasa. You can drive to the reserve from Nairobi, Mombasa or another park depending on your itinerary. There are no scheduled flights to Tsavo East, but there are several airstrips available for chartered flights. The distance from Lake Nakuru NP is 450km/280mi and the driving time is about seven and a half hours.

There are no scheduled flights to Tsavo East, but there are several airstrips available for chartered flights.

Most people flying from Europe or North America to Kenya enter the country via Nairobi, as this is the biggest transport hub, so there are plenty of ticketing options. The two most useful international airports are: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi; and the smaller Moi International Airport (MBA), 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 currently no scheduled flights to Tsavo East. Charter flights between parks are generally reserved for you by your tour operator if you are on an organized tour.

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Kenya getting there page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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