​Getting There – Tsavo West 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.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi, the country's largest transport hub. Kenya’s second international airport, Moi International Airport (MBA), is 9km/6mi west of Mombasa.

Tsavo West National Park is in southeast Kenya, 232km/144mi from Nairobi and 210km/130mi from Mombasa. Driving to the reserve from Nairobi (4 to 6 hours*), Mombasa (4 to 5 hours*) or another park is a good option depending on your plans.

*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 between parks are normally organized in advance by tour operators as part of your tour package. Scheduled domestic flights from Nairobi leave from Wilson Airport (WIL), 6km/4mi south of the city. Book domestic flights with the following airlines:

  • AirKenya (Services from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Tsavo-Finch Hatton airstrip)
  • Safarilink (Flies between Tsavo airstrips and Nairobi’s Wilson Airport)
  • Mombasa Air Safari (Connects Tsavo-Finch Hatton airstrip with Mombasa, Malindi, Diani Beach and the Masai Mara)

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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