Buchuma gate

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Altitude: 423 m.a.m.s.l. or 1388 ft.a.s.l.

One of several entrance points into Tsavo east national park, a security checkpoint located on its south eastern end. It has facilities such as toilets, a KWS office and an airstrip nearby.

It is the first gate encountered when coming from Mombasa,

What to do there?Pay for and acquire your permits, with KWS using a cashless payment system. Or just get them checked in or out.

A larger list of places to visit can be found at our attractions page.

Best time to visit?The dry seasons of July to October and December to February when the park animals can be found near water sources.

Location of Buchuma gateBuchuma gate is located a short distance off the Mombasa - Nairobi highway, and on the south eastern border of Tsavo east national park.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By train, air or road. There is an airstrip near it and others inside the park; However, these are mostly for regional flights, with the larger international ones being situated a bit further out in Mombasa and Nairobi.

The Nairobi - Mombasa railway passes nearby, though you still may need a vehicle to get into the park.

A self drive safari is also possible, using a rental or private vehicle. Or you could use a tour operator.

For more information on the park fees and charges, please see the KWS website.


KWS - Kenya Wildlife Services

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