Getting There – Tsavo West NP

Tsavo West is situated in the southeast of the country, 232km/144mi from Nairobi and 250km/155mi from Mombasa. Driving to the reserve from Nairobi, Mombasa or another park is a good option depending on your plans.The distance from Lake Nakuru NP is 460km/285mi and the driving time is about eight hours.

There are daily scheduled flights to Tsavo West from Nairobi, and there are several airstrips available for chartered flights.

Most international visitors on safari in Kenya will fly into Nairobi because it’s the largest transport center and there is a great deal of choice for tickets. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is 15km/9mi southeast of Nairobi. Kenya’s second international airport is in Mombasa, Moi International Airport (MBA), and is just 9km/6mi west of the city.

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

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

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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