Park Entry Fees for National Parks, Reserves & Conservancies in Kenya

Kenya has 23 National Parks, 28 National Reserves, 4 National Marine Parks, 6 National Marine Reserves, 4 National Sanctuaries and over 140 Private Conservancies, all with different pricing system. Most of the National Parks, Marine Parks and Reserves in Kenya are under the management of the Kenya Wildlife Service. Whereas most of the National Reserves are under the custody of the local county council, such as the Masai Mara and Samburu National Reserves.
The Park Entry Fees varies from one Park, Reserve or Conservancy to another and the visitor in question residence status; Citizen, Resident and Non-resident. Citizens refers to Kenya Citizens with valid National ID/Passports and Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi citizens with valid Passports. Residents refer to persons of other nationalities residing in Kenya with valid documentation from the Kenyan government while non-residents refer to other nationalities who don’t reside in Kenya with no documentation. Please note that prove of identification is required before entering into any Park, Reserve or Conservancy.

Kenya Wildlife Service ( KWS) National Parks: Amboseli, Tsavo West, Tsavo East, Lake Nakuru, Meru, Nairobi, Aberdare, Hells Gate, Mount Kenya and Mount Longonot

Kenya Wildlife Service National Parks are classified as belows:

Category Parks
Premium Parks Amboseli and Lake Nakuru National Parks
Wilderness Parks Category A Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks
Wilderness Parks Category B Meru and Kora National Parks, Aberdares and Mt. Kenya National Parks
Urban Safari Park Nairobi National Park
Sanctuaries Nairobi Animal Orphanage, Kisumu Impala and Nairobi Safari Walk
Marine Parks Kisite Mpunguti, Malindi, Watamu, Mombasa and Kiunga Marine National Parks
Scenic or Special Interest Category A Hell's Gate, Mt. Elgon, Mt. Ol-Donyo Sabuk and Mt Longonot National Parks
Scenic or Special Interest Category B Marsabit, Mwea, Arabuko Sokoke, Ruma, Saiwa Swamp, South Turkana, Sibiloi, Central & South Island, Kakamega, Shimba Hills, Ndere Island, Chyulu National Parks and Reserves.

Park Entry Fees for KWS National Parks, Reserves & Conservancies

Kenya Wildlife Service is the management body that crafts Kenya National Parks Entrance Fees/ Kenya National Parks Entry Fees plus the Kenya National Parks Camping Fees. The funds are collected to maintain the wildlife ecosystem and the KWS determines their allocation. Below is an image with Kenya National Parks Entrance/Entry Fees plus the Kenya National Parks Camping Fees and the Vehicles Entry Fees in details for all Kenya National Parks and Game Reserves under the KWS.

Park Entry Fees for Samburu National Reserve

Entry fee to Samburu National Reserve for non-residents is USD 70 per adult per 24 hours and USD 40 per child under the age of 12 years old.
Child rates are applicable to persons 3 to 11 years old. Persons under 3 are free.

Resident rates are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Visitors are required to present their National ID (for Kenyan citizens) or Passport displaying Work permits or appropriate Visas to prove resident status upon entrance into the reserve. Visitors without a valid passport are required to pay the non-resident rates

Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the reserve on a pre-arranged school organized trip or for research authorized by ticketing office of the Samburu Reserve. Students must obtain permission to use these special rates at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

Entrance Fees

category non-resident east african resident**
kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 70 Ksh 1,000 Ksh 500
Child*** US$ 40 Ksh *** Ksh ***
Student**** US$ ** Ksh *** Ksh ***

Camping Fees

category non-resident east african resident**
kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 30 Ksh 500 Ksh ***
Child*** US$ 20 Ksh *** Ksh ***
Student**** US$ 20 Ksh *** Ksh ***

* Reservation Fees per week = Ksh 10,000

Vehicle entry fees

safari vehicle
Less than 6 seats Ksh 400
6 - 12 seats Ksh 1,000
13 - 25 seats Ksh 2,000
vehicles stationed in the park ~ per year
1 - 3 tons Ksh 30,000
5 tons and above Ksh 50,000
delivery vehicles ~ per entry
2 - 5 tons Ksh 4,000 per year

Park Entry Fees for Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve entry fees is determined by the location of the lodges and camps at which one is staying in the reserve. The entrance fees for all the properties inside the main reserve is USD 70 per adult per 24 hours and USD 40 per child under 12 years of age, while for properties outside the main reserve the entry fee rises to USD 80 per adult per 24 hours and USD 45 per child under 12 years of age.
Child rates are applicable to persons 3 to 11 years old. Persons under 3 are free.

For students staying inside or outside the main reserve the entry fee is USD 40 per person per 24 hours.
Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the reserve on a pre-arranged school organised trip or for research authorized by ticketing office of the Masai Mara Reserve in Narok. Students must obtain permission to use these special rates at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

Entrance Fees

category
non-residents
inside park* outside park
east african resident** kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 70 US$ 80 Ksh 1,200 Ksh 1,000
Child*** US$ 40 US$ 45 Ksh 500 Ksh 300
Student**** US$ 40 Ksh 500 Ksh 300

Camping Fees

category
non-resident
public campsite private campsite*
east african residents
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
Adult US$ 30 US$ 40 KES 1,000 KES 1,500 KES 1,000 KES 1,000
Children US$ 20 US$ 20 KES 200 KES 500 KES 200 KES 200
Student** US$ 20 US$ 20 KES 200 KES 500 KES 200 KES 200

* Private Campsite Booking Fee = Ksh 10,000(more details on Camping & Booking)

Vehicle entry fees

safari vehicle
Less than 6 seats Ksh 400
6 - 12 seats Ksh 1,000
13 - 24 seats Ksh 3,000
24 - 44 seats Ksh 4,000
45 seats and above Ksh 5,000
trucks
1 - 3 tons Ksh 700
4 - 7 tons Ksh 2,500
8 tons and above Ksh 3,500

ranger fees

activity ranger fees
Game drive (+6hrs) Ksh 3,000
Game drive (-6hrs) Ksh 1,500
Full night camp security Ksh 4,000

* It is mandatory for campers at private campsites to hire two rangers for night-time security. Rangers are transported to/from your campsite and food and accommodation for the rangers is not required. For more details see Camping & Booking.

Other fees

category adult child
Hot Air Balloon Landing Fee (per person per landing) Note - This is usually included in the Balloon Flight prices US$ 50 US$ 20
Horse Riding Fee (per horse per day) Ksh 1,500
Annual Research Permits (Non-resident) US$ 400



Entry Fees for Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Entrance fees ~ 1st January - 30th June, 1st September - 31st December

category non-resident east african resident**
kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 90 Ksh 2,600 Ksh 1,400
Child*** US$ 45 Ksh 1,300 Ksh 700
Student**** US$ 22 Ksh 650 Ksh 350

Entrance fees ~ 1st July – 31st August and all public holidays

category non-resident east african resident**
kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 90 Ksh 2,600 Ksh 2,000
Child*** US$ 45 Ksh 1,300 Ksh 1,000
Student**** US$ 22 Ksh 650 Ksh 500

Child rates are applicable to persons 3 to 11 years old. Persons under 3 are free.

Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the conservancy on a pre arranged school-organised trip or for research authorized by ticketing office of the conservancy.
Student groups are required to pre-book. The group must constitute of no less than 10 pax per group accompanied by a teacher and/or letter from a recognised learning institution. Two (2) teachers per group will be allowed free entry.

Ol Pejeta Vehicle entry fees ~ 1st January - 30th June, 1st September - 31st December

safari vehicle
Less than 6 seats Ksh 600
6 - 14 seats Ksh 1,200
15 seats and above Ksh 10,000

Vehicle entry fees ~ 1st July – 31st August and all public holidays

safari vehicle
Less than 6 seats Ksh 600
6 - 14 seats Ksh 1,200
15 seats and above Ksh 15,000

*In the months of April, May and November; School buses enjoy free entry.
*Monday to Wednesday excluding the month July & August, School buses pay half the price

Camping fees

category
Exclusive use campsite fee (Max 3 Nights) Ksh 7,000
Camping fee per adult per night Ksh 1,000
Camping fee per child per night Ksh 500

Entry Fees for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

Entry fees for Lewa Wildlife conservancy is based on day trippers and 24 hours for over-nights. Non- residents day trippers entrance fees is USD 198 per adult, while for overnight the entry fee is USD 126 per adult.
Kenya residents day trippers entrance fees is Ksh. 8,074, while for overnight the entry fee is Ksh. 2,800.
Children between 6-12 years of age 50% of the above applicable fee.

Mara Conservancy (Mara Triangle) Entry via Purungat Bridge Gate, Oloololo Gate or Serena Airstrip


category
non-residents
inside park* outside park
east african resident** kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 70 US$ 80 Ksh 1,200 Ksh 1,000
Child*** US$ 40 US$ 45 Ksh 500 Ksh 300
Student**** US$ 40 Ksh 500 Ksh 300

*Some of the lodges and camps located inside the Mara Conservancy are Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Little Governors Camp.

**Resident rates are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Visitors are required to present their National ID (for Kenyan citizens) or Passport displaying Work permits or appropriate Visas to prove resident status upon entrance into the reserve. Visitors without a valid passport are required to pay the non-resident rates.

*** Child rates are applicable to persons 3 to 17 years of age. Persons under 3 are free.

****Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the reserve on a pre arranged school-organised trip or for research authorized by ticketing office of the Masai Mara Reserve in Narok. Students must obtain permission to use these special rates at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

Camping Fees

category
non-resident
public campsite private campsite*
east african Residents
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
Adult US$ 30 US$ 40 KES 1,000 KES 1,500 KES 1,000 KES 1,000
Children US$ 20 US$ 20 KES 200 KES 500 KES 200 KES 200
Student** US$ 20 US$ 20 KES 200 KES 500 KES 200 KES 200

* Private Campsite Booking Fee = Ksh 10,000(more details on Camping & Booking). Public Campsites include Eluai, Iseiya and Oloololo Campsites. Private campsites include Ndovu, Dirisha, Kijito, Kishanga, Kiboko and more. See www.marabookings.co.ke/ to book these directly with the Reserve / Park.

Masai Mara Vehicle entry fees

safari vehicle
Less than 6 seats Ksh 400
6 - 12 seats Ksh 1,000
13 - 24 seats Ksh 3,000
24 - 44 seats Ksh 4,000
45 seats and above Ksh 5,000
trucks
1 - 3 tons Ksh 700
4 - 7 tons Ksh 2,500
8 tons and above Ksh 3,500

ranger fees

activity ranger fees
Game drive (+6hrs) Ksh 3,000
Game drive (-6hrs) Ksh 1,500
Full night camp security Ksh 4,000

* It is mandatory for campers at private campsites to hire two rangers for night-time security. Rangers are transported to/from your campsite, and food and accommodation for the rangers are not required. For more details see Camping & Booking.

aircraft single landing fees

aircraft capacity landing fees
Up to 3 seats Ksh 300
3 - 6 seats Ksh 500
7 - 14 seats Ksh 1,000
15 - 20 seats Ksh 2,000
21 seats and above Ksh 3,000

* Landing Fees can be paid at the KAPS Office in Nairobi with cheques made payable to Mara Conservancy

Other fees

category adult child
Ballooning Landing Fee (per person per landing) US$ 50 US$ 20
Horse Riding Fee (per horse per day) Ksh 1,500
Annual Research Permits (Non-resident) US$ 400



Other Conservancies & Game Ranches bordering Masai Mara National Reserve such as Mara North Conservancy, Mara Naboisho, Olare Motorogi, Ol Kinyei & Enonkishu Conservancies


category non-resident east african resident**
kenyan citizen
Adult US$ 80 -120 Ksh 1,000 - 2000 Ksh 1,000 - 2000
Child*** US$ 45 -75 Ksh 500-1500 Ksh 300-1000

Park Rules



Rules are intended to ensure that visitors enjoy a superior safari experience without endangering themselves or the wildlife. Please respect the rules and our rangers who are there to protect visitors, the wildlife and the environment.

Below are the Kenya Wildlife Service Park and Reserve Rules:

  • Respect the privacy of the wildlife, this is their habitat.
  • Beware of the animals, they are wild and can be unpredictable.
  • Don't crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements.
  • Don't feed the animals, it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence.
  • Keep quiet, noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize your fellow visitors.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times, except at designated picnic or walking areas.
  • Keep below the maximum speed limit (40 kph/25 mph).
  • Never drive off-road, this severely damages the habitat.
  • When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20 meters and pull to the side of the road so as to allow others to pass.
  • Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya, never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission, respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum.
  • Stay over or leave before dusk, visitors must vacate the Park between 6.00 p.m. - 6.00 a.m. unless they are camping overnight. Night game driving is not allowed.



* Please refer to our visitor map. ** When there are more than five vehicles waiting to see an animal, viewing time is restricted to 10 minutes. Vehicles waiting to see the sighting must wait at a distance of 100 metres.

If you break any of the above rules, Mara Conservancy rangers have the legal right to:

  • Impose an on-the-spot fine of KSh 10,000
  • Have a vehicle and/or people removed or banned from the park immediately


violation category penalty
Default on payment or Park Entry Fee a) Motor Vehicle = Ksh 2,000 per entry
b) Driver = Ksh 2,000
c) Repeat default = Ksh 4,000
Possesion of invalid ticket Ksh 3,000 per person
Off-road driving Ksh 10,000
Animal harassment Ksh 10,000
Littering inside the park Ksh 500
Illegal grazing a) Cattle = Ksh 2,000 each
b) Sheep/Goats = Ksh 50 each

Fines must be paid at the rangers office before departing from the Mara Triangle. Please ensure that you obtain a receipt for payment. Failure to pay fines can result in banishment from the Mara Triangle for a period of six months, depending on the offence.

Help us to protect the Mara Triangle. If you see park rules being broken, please take a photograph of the incident, note the date/time, tour operator, and vehicle license number and send it to mara@maratriangle.org. Or inform our rangers at Oloololo and Purungat Bridge Gates.
Similar rules apply to Masai Mara National Reserve on the Narok county side.