Lake nakuru national park fees

Lake nakuru national park fees

Lake nakuru national park  fees : Lake Nakuru national park is an excellent national park lieing on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the great attraction in Lake Nakuru national is the magnificent lake nakuru is a great bird habitant in the park and in Kenya. Lake Nakuru is a rift valley soda lake covering an area of 45 square meters, this lake and Lake Nakuru national park is the ideal destination spot for bird watching. The park hosts many pink colored flamingoes, a part from birds the park is a home to many animals such as warthogs, baboons, eastern black rhinos, southern white rhinos and many more.

Lake Nakuru national park is governed by Kenya wildlife society which is tasked with drafting fees charged to tourists visiting the park for a safari, these charges are categories and are charged depending on the status of the tourists such as citizens, east African citizens, foreign residents and foreign non- residents.

Lake Nakuru national park fees are as listed below.

Park entry fees

Park entry fees are charged to individuals with interest of accessing the park for a safari, they are charged depending on the status and age of the tourist. On a note fees, non-foreign fees are charged depending on the season that is either high season or low season

Status Age Fees
East African citizens Children/students 860 kshs
Adults 215 kshs
Foreign residents Children/students 1,030 kshs
Adults 515 kshs
Non-foreign residents Adult 60 US$
Children 35 US$

Annual park fees

Annual park fees are charged on a yearly basis and are viable to companies, individuals and safari drivers.

Status Fees (KSHS)
Adult 43,100
Children 10,340
Corporate 103,440
Safari driver 6,000

Activity fees

For any activity a tourist is intending to do in Lake Nakuru national park, they are charged a fee which is as follows

Note: game drives in Lake Nakuru national park are not charged, its fees are included on park entry fees.

Activity Fees KSHS
Walking safaris per person 1,500
Horseback riding (excluding rider) KWS horses 2,585
Private horses 1,030
Security/Guided tours (per guide up to 4hrs) 1,720
Security/Guided tours (per guide over 4hrs) 3,015

Note: most activities are charged according to the duration/ time.

Vehicle and aircrafts fees

Any vehicle or aircraft entering and landing in Lake Nakuru national park, they are charged a fee as listed below. Vehicles are charged basing on weight for trunk and delivery vehicles, number of seats for tourist vehicles and aircrafts.

Vehicle type Seat capacity and weight Fees (KSHS)
Tourist vehicles Less than 6 seats 300
6-12 seats 1,030
13-24 seats 2,585
25-44 seats 4,050
45 and above 5,000
Trunk and delivery vehicles 1-3 tonnes 515
4-7 tonnes 2,155
7 and above tonnes 3,015
Vehicles stationed in the park  PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons


PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons


 PSV’s 6 – 12 Seats & Commercial vehicle 2 – 5 tons 10,000
PSV’s 6 – 13 Seats & Commercial tour vehicle  (not stationed in the park 60,000
Aircraft Less than 3 seats 300
3-6 seats 500
7-14 seats 1,000
21 seats and above 3,015

Camping charges

Most tourists prefer camping in the wilderness of Lake Nakuru national park, this activity is charged depending on the type of camping site you chose to stay, the status and age of the tourist.

Type of camping site Tourist status
Citizen (kshs)


Residents (kshs)


Non-residents (US$)
Adult child Adult child Adult Child
Special campsite 500 250 600 350 50 25
Public campsite 250 200 600 300 30 25
Non-refundable reservation fees 7,500
Non-refundable cancellation fees 7,500


  • Daily fees are valid for only 24 hours
  • it is very important to know when your fees expire to avoid being interrupted
  • Corporate pass are issued only to eligible utility providers with installations within KWS managed parks and reserves.
  • tourists’ status include

Citizens – refers to Kenyan citizens with a valid ID or passport

East African citizens – are citizen from countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi with valid passports or national identity cards

Residents/ foreign residents – are tourists of other nationalities foreigners living in Nairobi Kenya  with valid documents from Kenyan government like working permit.

Children – are persons from 3 years but below the age of 18 years

  • Mode of payment Kenya wildlife society accepts payment in form such as


Visa Card

Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

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