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Tsavo National Park, Kenya

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How much money will you need for your trip to Tsavo National Park? You should plan to spend around KES14,474 ($99) per day on your vacation in Tsavo National Park, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, KES4,893 ($34) on meals for one day and KES7,714 ($53) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Tsavo National Park for a couple is KES8,429 ($58). So, a trip to Tsavo National Park for two people for one week costs on average KES202,630 ($1,393). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Tsavo National Park for one week usually costs around KES101,315 for one person. So, a trip to Tsavo National Park for two people costs around KES202,630 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs KES405,261 in Tsavo National Park. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Tsavo National Park can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Tsavo National Park? How much money do I need for Tsavo National Park?

How much does a trip to Tsavo National Park cost? Is Tsavo National Park cheap or expensive? The average Tsavo National Park trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Tsavo National Park prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Tsavo National Park
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tsavo National Park is KES4,214. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tsavo National Park is KES8,429. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Tsavo National Park

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Tsavo National Park based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $249. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Tsavo National Park
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tsavo National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent KES7,714 per person, per day, on local transportation in Tsavo National Park.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tsavo National Park
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Rental Cars in Tsavo National Park
The price of renting a car in Tsavo National Park will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Tsavo National Park
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  • While meal prices in Tsavo National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Tsavo National Park is KES4,893 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tsavo National Park should cost around KES1,957 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tsavo National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Tsavo National Park
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  • Entertainment and activities in Tsavo National Park typically cost an average of KES6,036 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Tsavo National Park
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  • The average person spends about KES3,000 on alcoholic beverages in Tsavo National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Tsavo National Park On a Budget
Tsavo National Park Tsavo National Park, Kenya
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.

Tsavo experiences warm weather all year round, with temperatures ranging from 80-90° Fahrenheit during the day and dropping to the mid-70's at night. It tends to get very humid from December to April and their rainy period runs from March to May. January and February tend to be the best months to visit, with June through September being a good alternate option.
Tsavo boasts many stunning natural landscapes, with one of the most popular being the Mudanda Rock. The Mudanda Rock measures almost a mile in height and collects water from rainfall which then flows through the rock to the dam below. The dam is often where you'll find large wildlife such as elephants coming to drink during the dry season.

The Aruba Dam is another hot spot for game viewing and bird watching. The dam, built in 1952, runs across the Voi River and attracts animals such as lions, elephants, and cranes especially in the dry season. From here, head to the Yatta Plateau which was formed by the world's longest lava flow. The Plateau runs on the western part of the park above the Athi River and was formed by lava from the Ol Doinyo Sabuk Mountain.

Tsavo is quite a large park and therefore has been divided into East and West parks.

East Park is flat with dry plains and home to the Lugard Falls. The East Park is often considered to have the most quintessential African Safari experience thanks to their wide variety of wildlife and landscapes.

West Park is more mountainous with swamps, Lake Jipe, and the Mzima Springs. The West Park is also known for their black rhino sanctuary and for being home to many of the large mammals.

It is important to note that there are daily park fees for both parks which are best paid through the KWS Smartcard. The KWS is a card that can be purchased by your tour guide, or even your accommodation, to get you into the park. Make sure to have your card prepaid before arriving in Tsavo, otherwise you'll be going on a long, out of the way, trip to the park's headquarters.

The main city outside of the park is Voi, which has become a major tourist hub thanks to its close proximity to Tsavo and other famous Kenyan landmarks. You'll find grocery stores, markets, and a few restaurants in the city center while most tourist lodges are located on the edge of the town.

One of the best activities to do in Tsavo is game viewing, especially with Tsavo being one of the largest game reserves in Kenya. Here, you'll find the "Big Five" game viewing animals which are the Tsavo lion, black rhino, cape buffalo, elephant, and leopard. Tours can be booked through either your accommodation or a local tour guide. A great spot to see some of these animals is at the Mzima Springs in the West Park. The springs are made up of two large pools which are fed by underground streams running from the Chyulu Hills. Many hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and other such wildlife come here to drink the fresh water and cool off.

If you're feeling adventurous, go rock climbing on the cliffs scattered throughout the park. You can contact the Mountain Club of Kenya (MCK) for more information on where to climb and get a guide if needed.
Food and Dining
Food options within the park are entirely based on your accommodation. There are plenty of lodges and camp sites throughout the park that include food in the cost of your stay.

Just outside the park, in the city of Voi, there is the New African Smile Tabasamu Restaurant which serves delicious African cuisine. Here, you'll also find small restaurants and little grocery stores to stock up on snacks before heading out to safari.

Tsavo can be reached by either plane of car. There are air strips inside the park for small light planes which you can catch from larger cities such as Mombasa and Nairobi. There are dozens of gates to drive into the park through depending on which city you're coming from. The main gates are Manyani when coming from Voi, Bachuma when coming from Mombasa, and Sala when coming from Malindi.

Getting around the park is done primarily by car; you can hire a tour guide or go on group tours to get amazing sights of the park. Walking about the park is extremely limited and prohibited in certain areas due to the animals living in the park. Some tour companies do provide guided walking tours through the bush, although conditions have to be perfect in order to maintain your safety and the safety of the animals.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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