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PARK ENTRY FEES IN KENYA
Valid since 1st January 2009

Comments and explanations are put below the site


PREMIUM PARKS - PER NIGHT
Amboseli, Lake Nakuru

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
300
1000
60
45
30
-re-entry for adults
200
700
35
25
20
Children
100
500
30
25
15
-re-entry for children
100
300
23
18
13
Students
100
200
20
16
11
-re-entry for students
100
200
20
16
11



WILDERNESS PARKS
Aberdare, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Meru, Chyullu

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
300
1000
60
45
25
-re-entry for adults
200
700
35
25
20
Children
100
500
30
20
15
-re-entry for children
100
300
20
15
12
Students
100
200
15
10
10
-re-entry for students
75
115
10
8
8



URBAN SAFARI
Nairobi Natonal Park

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
300
1000
40
30
20
Children
100
500
20
15
10
Students
100
200
15
10
10

Nairobi Package*

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
450
1500
65
50
34
Children
200
700
25
20
13
Students
180
360
23
18
13
*Nairobi package comprises of entry into Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Safari Walk & Nairobi Mini Orphanage


MOUNTAIN CLIMBING
Mount Kenya Natonal Park

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
300
550
55
40
25
Children
100
200
20
15
10
Students
100
200
15
8
5
Mountain porters
50
-
-
-
-


Mount Kenya - 3 days package*

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
1300
2000
150
145
98
Children
400
1200
70
54
35
Students
600
1000
70
54
35
* Mount Kenya 3 says package is inclusive of camping

Accomodation fees per night for organized groups (with prior approval of KWS) for persons staying in a “fields study centre” established in a national park or reserve as follows:

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Students
100
100
5
Others
250
250
10



SCENIC & SPECIAL INTEREST
Hells Gate, Mont Elgon National Park

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
200
500
25
20
15
Children
100
250
10
8
5
Students
100
250
10
8
5


Other parks and reserves

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
200
500
25
15
10
Children
100
250
10
8
5
Students
50
250
10
8
5



MARINE PARKS
Kisite-Mpunguti Marine

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
200
300
20
15
10
Children
100
150
10
8
5
Students
100
150
10
8
5


Other marine parks - Kiunga, Watamu, Mombasa, Malindi

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
100
300
15
10
10
Children
100
150
10
8
5
Students
50
150
10
8
5


NAIROBI SAFARI WALK

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
100
300
20
15
10
Children
50
150
5
4
4
Students
50
100
5
4
4


SANCTUARIES
Kisumu impala and animal orphanage

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
100
300
15
10
10
Children
50
100
5
4
4
Students
50
100
5
4
4


VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT FEES

VEHICLES CHARGES
VEHICLE
FEE IN KES/DAY
least than 6 seats
300
6-12 seats
1000
13-24 seats
2500
25-44 seats
4000
45 seats and above
8000


TRUCKS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES
VEHICLE
FEE IN KES/DAY
Delivery vehicles
500
1-3 tonnes
500
4-7 tonnes
2000
over 7 tonnes
3000


VEHICLES STATIONED IN THE PARK
VEHICLE
FEE IN KES/DAY
less than 6 seats, less than 2 tonnes
30.000
6-12 seats, 2-5 tonnes
50.000
13 seats and more, over 5 tonnes
100.000


AIRCRAFT - single landing fees
AIRCRAFT
FEE IN KES/LANDING
Gliders
1000
Aircraft: less than 3 seats
300
Aircraft: 3-6 seats
500
Aircraft: 7-14 seats
1000
Aircraft: 15-20 seats
2000
Aircraft: 21 seats and more
3000


BOATS
ENTRY
FEE IN KES
Single entry
300
Annual passes for private non-commercial boats
5000


ANNUAL PASSES
CATEGORY
FEE IN KES
Adult and personalized
30000
Tour drivers and personalized
6000
Service crew
5000
Corporate pass
50000
Children
10000
Safaricard fee / replacement per card
1000


SERVICES AND SPECIAL ACTIVITY
CATEGORY
FEE IN KES
Security service per section of ten persons per day
75000
Public site reservation: Premium and Urban Parks
75000
Public site reservation: other parks
37000
Vehicle recovery inside park
7500


SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
CATEGORY
FEE IN KES
Night game drive (person/trip)
1500
Lake boating (person/hour)
1000
Security / guided tours (guide / 6 hrs.)
1500
Security / guided tours (przewodnik / over 6 hrs.)
3000
River rafting (person/trip)
1500
Horse riding (person/day, excluding rider)
1500
Horse riding (person/day, private horse)
1000
Fishing (per line, day)
500
Bicycles hire (day)
500
Cycling (day)
100


PUBLIC CAMPSITES
Premium Parks

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
150
300
25
20
15
Children
150
150
20
15
10
Students
150
300
20
15
10


Wilderness Parks

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
150
300
25
20
15
Children
100
150
15
10
10
Students
150
300
15
10
10


Other parks

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
150
150
15
10
10
Children
100
100
10
8
5
Students
100
100
10
8
5


SPECIAL CAMPSITES
Premium Parks

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
300
500
40
30
21
Children
150
300
20
15
10
Students
150
300
20
15
10


Wilderness Parks

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
300
500
30
23
16
Children
100
300
15
10
10
Students
150
300
15
10
10


Other parks

KENYA CITIZENS
KENYA RESIDENTS
NON-RESIDENTS
KES
KES
USD
Euro
GBP
Adults
150
150
15
10
10
Children
100
100
10
8
5
Students
100
100
10
8
5


SPECIAL CAMPSITES: ADDITIONAL FEES
CATEGORY
FEE IN KES
Reservation
7500
Cancellation fee
7500


COMMENTS AND EXPLANATIONS

  • Daily fee: ticket is valid from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on the date of issue
  • “Student” is herein defined as an individual aged up to 23 years old from a recognized learning institution with a valid student’s identification document. Students on personally arranged holidays will not enjoy concession rates. A minimum of 2 weeks notice is required for authorization of herein quoted concession rates.
  • Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) will be charged the applicable students rates
  • A corporate pass may be issued to eligible utility providers having installations within KWS managed parks
  • East African Citizens and Residents will be charged the respective Citizen and Resident rates in all our parks, upon producing relevant proof of identification
  • “Other parks and reserves” include the following: Marsabit, Oldonyo Sabuk, Mewa, Ruma, Saiwa Swamp, South Turkana, Mount Longonot, Kora, Losai, Sibiloi, Central & South Island, Tana Primate, Rahole, Boni oraz Dodori national parks and reserves
  • KWS offers a wide range of self-catering accommodation in their National Parks and reserves. For enquires and booking contact reservations@kws.go.ke
  • Smartcard is a card used At KWS by its visitors to enable them get Access to the National parks. Smartcards are used to gain access to Nairobi, Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Aberdare National Parks. The card is loaded with money at the point of sale and deducted at the park entrance point of access. The card can be obtained in all KWS smartcard point of issue offices upon producing proof of identification: national Kenyan identity card for citizens, valid passport or certificate / work permit for residents. The card is available for persons aged 18 years and above, and can cater for accompanying children under the age of 18 years. Smart cards are issued free of charge, but replacement is at a fee of KShs 1000. Tour operators can obtain Smartcard by submitting application to KWS Smartcard Manager accompanied by copies of the company PIN, company certificate of incorporation and KATO certificate if any.

    The point of issue offices are found in the following National Parks: Nairobi National Park main gate, Lake Nakuru Park main gate, Tsavo East main gate (Voi) and Mombasa KWS offices. The offices are opened everyday from 6.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

    The point of sale are located at all Smartcard offices at the following National Parks: Nairobi National Park main gate, Lake Nakuru Park main gate, Aberdare Hqs, Tsavo East Park main gate (Voi), Tsavo West Park Mtito Andei Gate, Amboseli Park Meshanani gate, Mombasa KWS Offices and Malindi Marine. Proof of identification is required upon entry into any KWS parks.
  • Safari card is an upgrade of the Smartcard thas has been used before to access the KWS National parks. The Safaricard will be rolled out soon.
KWS Contact details:
the director Kenya Wildlife Service
PO Box 40241- 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel.: (+254) 20-600800, 20-602345
ISDN: (+254) 20-399 2000
Wireless: (+254) 20-237940716
Mobile: (+254) 735663421
Fax: (+254) 20-603792
e-mail: kws@kws.go.ke
Website: www.kws.go.ke


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