Maktau North gate


Altitude: 1093 m.a.m.s.l.

One of the entrance gates into Tsavo west national park, located just off the Voi — Taveta highway. It has limited facilities with its sibling gate across the road having significantly more.

What to do there?Entry or exit into the park, permit checks, though other things may have to be done at the Maktau south gate. Or visit the other attractions in the park, a list of which can be found on our attractions page.

Best time to visit?Any time of the year, though the rest of the park may be best visited during the dry seasons.

Location of Maktau North gate

Maktau north gate is located on South Eastern border of Tsavo West national park, and in the outskirts of the town of Maktau.

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

How to get there?By air or road.

There is Maktau airstrip nearby that can be reached from most airports in the country, though you may still need a vehicle to truly roam the park.

Or drive to the location using a private or rental vehicle, and enjoy more of the park's red dusty roads, its animals and scenery.

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