Nairobi National Park Fees

Nairobi National Park Fees : Nairobi National Park is a unique national park   as it is the only national park in the world found in a capital city, the park is located in Nairobi City the capital of Kenya at a short distance from Nairobi’s Central Business.

Nairobi National Park became a game reserve in 1946 making it the oldest park in Kenya, at a size of 117 square kilometers dominated by scattered acacia bush, open grass plains and back drop of city sky scrapers.

 Nairobi National Park is a great destination to visit without leaving the city, the park is a home for a variety of wildlife species such as giraffes, hyenas, buffaloes and diverse population of birds recorded to be over 400 species.

Park Entry Fee

Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Citizen 400 Kshs 200 Kshs
Resident 400 Kshs 200 Kshs
Non-Resident 35 US$ 20  US$

Note:  park fees are paid per person and the tickets are valid for only 12 hours for visitors staying outside the park and 24 hours for those staying inside the park.


Category Fees(Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Special camp Citizen 250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Resident 250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Non-Resident 35 US$ 35 US$

Public campsite

Citizen 200 Kshs 150 Kshs
Resident 200 Kshs 150 Kshs
Non-Resident 20 US$ 15 US$
Reservation Fees (Non-refundable)                                 7,500 Kshs
Cancellation fees                                                                     7,500 Kshs

Vehicle and aircraft fees

Vehicle Fees per day

Carrying capacity Fees (Kshs)
Less than6 seats 300
6 to 12 seats 1,030
13 to 24 seats 2,585
25 to 44 seats 4,050
45 seats and above 5,000

Trucks and delivery vehicles

Weight Fees (Kshs)
1 to 3 tonnes 515
4 to 7 tonnes 2,155
Above 7 tonnes 3,015

Vehicles stationed in the park (per year)

Type and Weight Fees (Kshs)
PSVs< 6 seats & commercial Vehicles <2 tonnes 10,000
PSVs> 6 to 12 seats & commercial Vehicles 2  to 5 tonnes 60,000
PSVs> 13 seats & commercial Vehicles 5 tonnes 100,000


Aircraft fees (single landing fees)

Carrying capacity Fees (Kshs)
Less than 3 seats 300
4 to 6 seats 500
7 to 14 seats 1,000
15 to 20 seats 2,155
12 seats and above 3,015


Annual passes

Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult annual pass 43,100
Child annual pass 10,340
Corporate annual pass 103,440
Personalized tour driver annual pass 4,000
Marine parks annual pass 10,340
Safari card application fees 1,030
Nairobi National Park Fees
Nairobi National Park

Special services

Category Fees (Kshs)
Event security per section of rangers 75,000
Vehicle recovery inside the park 7,500

Special activities Fees (Kshs)
Night game drive (per person per trip) 2,155
Security/guided tours(per guide up to 4 hours)  


Security/guided tours (per guide over 4 hours) 3,015


Horse riding (excluding rider) – KWS horses 2,585
Private horses (per day) 1,030
Walking safaris (per person per day) 1,500


Categories of tourists


Students are individuals from a recognized education institution (primary, secondary, government or private college or university), these individuals should be aged 23 years old are on the visit to the park to learn about conservation through a documented and organized arrangement with the institution. Student fees at Nairobi national park exclude students on privately arranged Kenya safaris, to be eligible to these fees the institution is required to inform KWS in a minimum of 2 weeks so as it can issue a written authorization for student rates.


Children are individuals from the age of 3 years but below the age of 18.


Citizens are individuals who are Kenya citizens with a valid National ID or Passports, this category also includes Citizens of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan with valid passports or National IDs.


Residents are individuals of other nationalities residing in Kenya and are in possession of valid documentation from the Kenyan government.


Non-Residents are international tourists who do not stay or work in Kenya.

Mode of payment

Cashless mode of payment for your entry in Nairobi national park are accepted using Mpesa, Visa Cards, MasterCard and direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.

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