A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Tsavo National Park vs. Cairo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tsavo National Park or Cairo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Tsavo National Park and Cairo can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Tsavo National Park or Cairo?

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park is one of the largest and oldest parks in Kenya, located in the central part of the country in what was once known as the Taru Desert. Human activity in the park dates back to the Late Stone Age making the park a major archaeological and historical site. Tsavo is known for having beautiful natural landscapes and excellent game viewing.


Cairo is the chaotic capital city of Egypt. With a population of more than 16 million, it is one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. As a traveler, you're likely to arrive and leave from here and you'll get your first orientation to the area during the chaotic and congestion filled taxi ride from the airport.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Wildlife Tours to Kenya, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Kenya, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Egypt, and The Best Historical Tours in Egypt.

Which place is cheaper, Cairo or Tsavo National Park?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Tsavo National Park is $114, while the average daily cost in Cairo is $17. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Tsavo National Park and Cairo in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tsavo National Park $33
    Cairo $9.27
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tsavo National Park $66
    Cairo $19
Compare Hotels in Tsavo National Park and Cairo

Looking for a hotel in Tsavo National Park or Cairo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Tsavo National Park

Hotels in Cairo

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Cairo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tsavo National Park $61
    Cairo $2.96

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cairo

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Cairo are as follows:

  • Metro Ride
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • Cairo Airport Arrival Transfer: $20
  • Cairo Airport Departure Transfer : $25
  • Cairo Airport Transfer to Hotel: $20
  • Private Pickup transfer from Windsor Hotel Cairo to Cairo airport: $12
  • Private Tour Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx With Transfers : $55
  • Private airport Transfer: $15
  • Private transfer from The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo to Cairo airport: $12
  • Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx Half Day Tour With Private Guide & Transfers : $135
  • Round-Trip Airport Transfer in Cairo or Giza: $46
  • Skip-the-line to Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza with Transfer: $24
  • 01 way Private Transfer from your Hotel in Cairo to Cairo Airport: $13
  • 01 way Transfer from Cairo airport to your Hotel in Giza: $13

Is it cheaper to fly into Tsavo National Park or Cairo?

Prices for flights to both Cairo and Tsavo National Park change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Tsavo National Park $38
    Cairo $4.70

Typical Food Prices in Cairo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Cairo:

  • Juice

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cairo.

  • Cairo Nile dinner cruise night show with belly dancer: $8.00
  • Dinner Nile Cruise belly dancer open buffer tanora show sailing on Nile: $8.80
  • Private Nile Cruise with Dinner and Folk Show from Cairo: $10
  • night-tour Nile dinner cruise with open buffet and belly dancer: $10
  • Food Tour in Local Cairo Life with Egyptian tea: $11
  • Dinner evening in the heart of the Nile for 3 hours: $11
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile River with Buffet belly dancer performance: $12
  • Private Dinner Cruise on the Nile River in Cairo with Pickup: $12
  • dance, sing and eat on Cairo Dinner Nile Cruise on Nile river: $12
  • 5 Star Dinner Nile Cruise in Cairo Night Tour : $13
  • 2-hours night dinner cruise show : Eat , Dance and Sing : $13
  • food tour private tour from cairo or giza hotel: $14

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tsavo National Park $47
    Cairo $5.69

Typical Entertainment Prices in Cairo

Here are a few typical costs in Cairo for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Entry to Camel Market for Two
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two

Tours and Activities in Cairo

Here are a few actual costs in Cairo for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Dahshur Pyramids Entry Tickets: $4.37
  • El Sultan Hassan Mosque Entry Ticket : $4.56
  • The Baron Empain Palace Entry Ticket: $4.60
  • Baron Palace Entry Tickets : $4.60
  • Prince Mohamed Ali Palace Entry Ticket: $4.80
  • Full Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara: $5.00
  • Entry Ticket to the Prince Mohamed Ali Palace : $5.54
  • Wonder Tour To Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure Pyramids and Great Sphinx : $5.76
  • Private Tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx : $6.00
  • Skip The Line To Coptic Museum of Cairo Entry Ticket: $6.01
  • Skip The Line with Memphis Museum Entry Ticket: $6.77
  • Cairo Museum of Islamic Arts Entry Ticket: $7.00

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tsavo National Park $24
    Cairo $1.16

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tsavo National Park and Cairo, we can see that Tsavo National Park is more expensive. And not only is Cairo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cairo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cairo and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Tsavo National Park would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tsavo National Park than you might in Cairo.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Tsavo National Park Expensive? and Is Cairo Expensive?.