Kenya Wildlife Service Park Fees 2020

In this post, we look at the various Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) park fees as of 2020. KWS manages about 8 per cent of the total landmass of the country. This land contains 22 National Parks, 28 National Reserves and 5 National Sanctuaries. The parks and reserves are open every day of the week.

Below is a list of the national parks, national reserves, marine parks, sanctuaries, orphanages and safari parks in Kenya.

List Of National Parks

  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • South Island National Park
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Sibiloi National Park
  • Ruma National Park
  • Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
  • Ndere Island National Park
  • Mount Longonot National Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Meru National Park
  • Marsabit National Park & Reserve
  • Kora National Park
  • Chyulu Hills National Park
  • Central Island National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Tsavo East National Park
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Aberdare National Park
  • Hells Gate National Park

List Of National Reserves

  • Mwingi Game Reserve
  • Nasolot National Reserve
  • Kakamega Forest National Reserve
  • Bisanadi National Reserve
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve
  • Mwea National Reserve

List Of Marine National Parks

  • Kiunga Marine National Reserve
  • Watamu Marine National Park
  • Mombasa Marine National Park
  • Malindi Marine National Park & Reserve
  • Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park & Reserve

List Of Sanctuaries 

  • Lake Simbi National Sanctuary
  • Kisumu Impala Sanctuary

List Of Orphanages/ safari walk

  • Nairobi Animal Orphanage
  • Nairobi Safari Walk

Kenya Wildlife Service Park Fees

The fees below apply to citizens, residents and non-residents. Citizens refer 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.

 

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Adult

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Child/Student

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​​ Amboseli/Nakuru Park Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 860

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Ksh 215

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Residents

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Ksh 1030

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$60

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$35

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Tsavo East & Tsavo West Park Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 515

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Ksh 215

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Residents

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Ksh 1030

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$52

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$35

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Meru/Kora National park Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 315

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Residents

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Ksh 1030

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$52

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$35

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Aberdare National Park Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 315

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Residents

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Ksh 1030

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$52

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$26

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Mt. Kenya - Kihari gate Park Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 315

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Residents

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Ksh 1030

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$43

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$26

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Urban Safari – Nairobi National Park Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 430

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Ksh 215

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Residents

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Ksh 1030

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$43

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$22

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SANCTUARIES

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Nairobi Animal Orphanage/Kisumu Impala/Nairobi Safari Walk Fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 215

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Ksh 125

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Residents

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 170

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Non Residents

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$22

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$13

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Hells Gate/Elgon/Ol-Donyo Sabuk Mt. Longonot park fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 125

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Residents

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Ksh 600

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Ksh 300

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Non Residents

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$26

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$17

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Marine Parks

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Kisite Mpunguti park fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 215

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Ksh 125

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Residents

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 170

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Non Residents

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$17

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$13

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Malindi/Watamu/Mombasa/Kiunga park fees

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Citizens

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Ksh 130

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Ksh 125

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Residents

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 170

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Non Residents

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$17

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$13

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Scenic/special interest parks: These include; Marsabit, Mwea, Ruma, Saiwa Swamp, South Turkana, Sibiloi, Central & South Island, Kakamega, Shimba Hills, Ndere Island, Chyulu National Parks and Reserves.

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Citizens

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Ksh 300

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Ksh 125

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Residents

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Ksh 600

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Ksh 225

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Non Residents

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$22

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$13

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Mount Kenya Climbing Fees

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Day Trip

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Citizens

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Ksh 430

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Ksh 215

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Residents

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Ksh 775

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Ksh 515

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Non Residents

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$52

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$26

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3-day package

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Citizens

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Ksh 1290

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Ksh 645

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Residents

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Ksh 2325

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Ksh 1545

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Non Residents

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$156

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$78

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4-day package

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Citizens

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Ksh 1720

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Ksh 860

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Residents

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Ksh 3100

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Ksh 2060

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Non Residents

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$208

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$104

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5-day package

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Citizens

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Ksh 2150

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Ksh 1075

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Residents

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Ksh 3875

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Ksh 2575

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Non Residents

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$260

 

$130

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6-day package

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Citizens

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Ksh 2580

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Ksh 1290

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Residents

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Ksh 4650

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Ksh 3090

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Non Residents

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$312

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$156

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CAMPING FEES

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SPECIAL CAMPSITES

1.Premium parks (Amboseli & Lake Nakuru)

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Citizens

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Ksh 500

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Ksh 250

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Residents

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Ksh 600

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Ksh 350

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Non Residents

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$50

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$25

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2.All Other Parks*

Scenic/special interest parks: These include; Marsabit, Mwea, Ruma, Saiwa Swamp, South Turkana, Sibiloi, Central & South Island, Kakamega, Shimba Hills, Ndere Island, Chyulu National Parks and Reserves.

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Citizens

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Ksh 250

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Ksh 200

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Residents

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Ksh 600

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Ksh 350

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Non Residents

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$35

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$20

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PUBLIC CAMPSITES

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1.Premium parks (Amboseli & Lake Nakuru)

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Citizens

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Ksh 250

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Ksh 200

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Residents

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Ksh 600

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Ksh 300

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Non Residents

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$30

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$25

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2. All Other Parks*

Scenic/special interest parks: These include; Marsabit, Mwea, Ruma, Saiwa Swamp, South Turkana, Sibiloi, Central & South Island, Kakamega, Shimba Hills, Ndere Island, Chyulu National Parks and Reserves.

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Citizens

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Ksh 200

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Ksh 150

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Residents

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Ksh 350

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Ksh 200

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Non Residents

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$20

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$15

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Camping Reservation fees (Non-Refundable): Ksh 7,500

Camping Cancellation fees (Non-Refundable): Ksh 7,500

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OTHER CHARGES

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Vehicle Fees Per Day in Ksh

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Less than 6 seats

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300

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6 - 12 seats

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1030

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13 - 24 seats

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2585

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25 - 44 seats

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4050

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45 seats and above

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5,000

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Aircraft (Single landing Fees)

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Aircraft with less than 3 seats

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300

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3 - 6 seats

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500

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7 - 14 seats

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1000

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15 - 20 seats

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2155

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21 seats and above

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3015

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Helicopter Landing - Mt. Kenya National Park (US$)

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260

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ANNUAL PASSES

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Adult annual pass

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43,100

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Child annual pass

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10,340

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Corporate annual pass

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103,440

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Tour driver personalized annual pass

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6,000

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Marine Parks annual pass

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10,340

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Special Services

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Event security per section of rangers

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75,000

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Vehicle recovery inside the park

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7,500

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Special Activities ( KS)

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Night game drive (per person per trip)

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2,155

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Lake Boating (per person per hour)

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1,290

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Security/Guided tours (per guide up to 4hrs)

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1,720

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Security/Guided tours (per guide over 4hrs)

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3,015

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River rafting (per person)

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1,720

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Horse Riding (excluding rider) KWS horses

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2,585

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Private Horses (per day)

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1,030

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Fishing (per line per day)

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515

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Fishing in Mt. Kenya (per line-per day)

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1,550

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Bicycles hire (per day)

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500

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Cycling (per day)

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215

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Walking safaris (per person per day)

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1,500

 

Please note that proof of identification is required before entering into any KWS managed Park/Reserve/Sanctuary.

Kenya Wildlife Service Contacts

Toll-free number: 0800-597-000