Park Fees in Lake Nakuru National Park 2022

Park Fees in Lake Nakuru National Park 2022 : Lake Nakuru National Park was created in 1961 around Lake Nakuru, near the town of Nakuru and is best known for its thousands, even millions, of flamingos; that is greater and lesser flamingos that nest along its shores. There is also bird Watching Safaris; some of the species are Hildebrandt’s, greater blue-eared starling, blue-billed teal, grey-crested helmet shrike ,crab-plover, Egyptian goose, and among others  and also the animal species, that includes cape buffalo, African wild dog, zebra ,lion, leopard ,rare Rothschild giraffe and among others. The surface of the shallow of the lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually mass of pink. Lake Nakuru national park is one of the Kenya’s 23 national park and one of two in the premium category, it can be found in central Kenya about 90 miles(140km) northwest of Nairobi, in the Nakuru district of the rift valley province.

Climate and weather.

Lake Nakuru national park features the semi-humid type of weather and this means that the park is neither too cold nor so hot when when comparing it to other parts of the Lake Nakuru national park or Kenya in general. However the park still experiences both dry and wet seasons of the year and thus while visiting Lake Nakuru national park, you expect some rains and then some sunshine and therefore the good climatic conditions have made visitors visit the park all the time they feel like visiting and this is one of the wonders of Lake Nakuru national park.


Park fees in lake Nakuru national park means all the rates ,fees ,charges, interests  and other amounts charged for or rising out of the use of parking spaces in the parking facility.

Age of the tourists.

Children-tourists from 3 years and below the age of 18 years old.

Adult -individuals from the age of 18 years and above.

Status of the tourists.

Citizens. Tourists residing in Kenya while on Kenya Wildlife Safaris and have valid national identity cards or passports, citizens from east African community member countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are also categorized as citizens. These tourists have to be in possession of valid national identity cards or passport to prove their citizenship in their respective countries.

Residents. Tourists of other nationalities residing and working in Kenya, these tourists are supposed to be in possession of proper documents issued by the government of Kenya.

Non- residents. Tourists residing outside of Kenya and east African community member countries.

Students. Tourists visiting Lake Nakuru national park with a purpose of learning and research, according to Kenya Wild life Service, students are supposed to come from a recognized education institution and 23 years of age as a limit age. Students are required to send a notice to the KWS office prior to their day of visiting the park and the status of students excludes those on personally organized visit to Lake Nakuru national park. Lake Nakuru national Park fees are stipulated by Kenya wildlife services which is the governing board of the park, these fees are paid to the offices of the KWS in the park.

Park Fees in Lake Nakuru National Park 2022
Birding Safaris in Lake Nakuru

Park entry fees.

Park entry fees in Lake Nakuru national park are charged to every individual accessing the park, they are paid at the entrance (offices of Kenya wildlife services) and they are charged basing on the status of the tourists and the age bracket.

Category Fees (Kshs)
Citizens 860 215
Residents 1030 515
Non residents 60(USD) 35(USD)

Note, park entry fees are valid for 24 hours.

Activity fees.

Each safari experience in Lake Nakuru national park is offered at a fee, these fees are paid before the experience at the of Kenya wildlife services(KWS).these fees are charged to every tourist per day.

Activity Fees(Kshs)
Night game drive per trip 2155
Horse riding(excluding the rider)on KWS horse 2585
Horse riding on private horses per day 1030
Cycling per day 215
Walking safari per day 1500

Note, the fees are charged per person.

Annual passes fees.

Annual passes allow tourists annual entrance to Lake Nakuru national park, these fees have a validity of one year.

Category KSHS
Adult annual pass 43100
Child annual pass 10340
Corporate annual pass 103440
Tour driver personalized annual pass 6000

Camping fees.

The park has two categories of campsites that is special and public campsites, they are charged differently according to the category you choose.

Special campsite                                         Fees(Kshs)

Adult                                         child/student

citizen 500 250
Resident 600 350
Non residents 50 USD 25 USD


Public campsites

Citizen 250 200
Residents 600 300
Non-residents 30 USD 25 USD

Tourist vehicle fees.

Every tourist vehicle carrying tourists to Lake Nakuru national park the basis of fees levied on these vehicles to carrying capacity/number of seats. These fees are paid per day and they are valid for 24 hours.

Category Fees(Kshs)
Less than 6 seats 300
6-12 seats 1030
13-24 seats 2585
25-44 seats 4050
45seats and above 5000

Best time to visit Lake Nakuru national park.

Generally the best time to visit Lake Nakuru national park depends on the activities you would like to do at the park, those that are favored by dry weather and those that are favored by the wet season. Dry seasons; June to October and, December to March and the wet seasons are November, April, May.

Where to stay in Lake Nakuru national park.

There are various areas where to stay in Lake Nakuru national park with specialized accommodations that is, Mid-range where there is Sarova lion hill game lodge, flamingo hill tented camp, hotel waterbuck; budget where we have The alps hotel Nakuru, legacy hotel and suites, Amana view hotel, apex resort Nakuru and lastly we have luxury where we have the Ole-ken hotel, Ziwa bush lodge and many others.

How to get to Lake Nakura national park.

Lake Nakuru National Park is always accessed in two different ways namely; the road and the air means to reach in the park.

By road, its commonly used route into the park through the main gate.4km from Nakuru town center, it’s also possible to enter the park from the main Nairobi road at lanet gate. This takes you around four and a half hours to reach inside the park.

By air/flight, this is mostly done by domestic flight these flights are available to this destination from airports in Nairobi like Jomo Kenyatta international port to Naishi airstrip in the southern part of the national park.

Visit Lake Nakuru national park in 2022 and experience the beauty of the landscape, the colorful flamingos, bird species, animals as well as its different attractions which will give you the best memories in life.

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