Tsavo East Facts

Tsavo East is about 200km south east of Nairobi and 120km north of Mombasa on the main Nairobi to Mombasa Highway.
From Nairobi
Take the main Nairobi to Mombasa road (A109) via Voi through the Voi gate or Manyani gate. Distance about 200km
From Mombasa
Take the main Nairobi to Mombasa road (A109) and enter through the Bachuma gate. Distance is about 150km
From Malindi
Go to the Sala gate on the (C103) from Malindi, this road was recently graded and is the shortest way from North Coast.
There are six airstrips in the southern part of the park and thirteen in the Northern part. There are no scheduled flights to the Park but chartered light planes can be used.
Opening Times
Tsavo East National Park opens at 6.30am and closes at 6.30pm
Park Entrance
A smartcard is needed to enter Tsavo, these can be obtained and loaded at Voi gate and then used at a number of National Parks throughout Kenya including Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare, Amboseli, Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.
When to Visit Tsavo East
Tsavo East can be visited throughout the year, you will just see different things at different times. Generally the weather in Tsavo is warm and dry with the temperatures ranging from 20-40 celcius, rainfall from 200-700mm per year.
There are two rainy seasons.
The long rains are generally from March through to May and the weather is hot and humid.
The short rains arrive in the warm months of October to December.
January to March is hot and dry and July to October is warm and dry.
Malaria Area
This is an area where there is malaria and it is recommended that you take the necessary precautions if you visit this area.