Aberdare National Park fees

Aberdare National Park fees : Aberdare national park -Kenya is a scenic national park situated in the central region of Kenya covering an area of 767 square kilometers, this beautiful tourist destination is situated in a distance of 180 kilometers from Nairobi. Kenya Wildlife Services is the managing body of Aberdares national park and according to KWS the park is recognized as a wilderness, this article elaborates more about fees drafted by Kenya Wildlife Services.  

Aberdare National Park fees

Entry fees 


Category  Fees (Kshs)
Adult  300
Children/students  215


Category  Fees (Kshs)
Adult  1,030
Children/students  515


Category  Fees (US$)
Adult  52
Children/students  26

Note: Park entry to Aberdares national park includes a game drive experience 

Activity fees 

Activity  Fees Kshs
Night game drive (per person per trip) 2,155
Security/guided tours  Per guides up to 4 hours   1,720
Per guide over 4 hours  3,015
Cycling (per day) 215
Bicycles hire (per day) 500
Walking safaris (per person per day) 1,500

Annual passes 

Adult annual pass  43,100
Child annual pass 10,340
Cooperate annual pass 103,440
Tour driver annual personalized annual pass 6,000

Reservation and cancellation fees 

Fees charged for reservation and cancellations are non-refundable 

Activity  Fees 
Reservation Fees 7,500
Cancellation fees  7,500

Special services 

Some of the special services offered in Aberdares national park are event security per section of rangers and vehicle recovery inside the park. These services are charged a fee

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

Vehicles and aircraft fees 

As per Kenya Wildlife Services, vehicles entering into Aberdares national park whether carrying passengers, goods or stationed at in park pay a particular price and this also applies to aircrafts landing in the park. 

Vehicle fees 

Vehicle fees are charged per day basing on the seating capacity of the vehicle, these fees are majorly charged to vehicles carrying tourists to the park 

Vehicle’s capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Less than 6 seats  300
6-12 seats  1,030
13-24 seats  2,585
25-44 seats  4,050
45 seats and above  5,000

Trucks and Delivery vehicles fees 

Trucks and delivery vehicle fees are paid by vehicles carrying goods and stuff to Aberdares national park and they are paid per day, these fees are changed basing on the weight carried by the vehicle.

Aberdare National Park fees

Weight  Fees (Kshs)
1 – 3 Tonnes  515
4 – 7 Tonnes  2,155
Over 7 Tonnes  3,015

Vehicles stationed in the park fees

These fees are charged to all the vehicles stationed in Aberdares national park and these fees are paid on annual basis/ per year, these fees are charged basing on the carrying capacity and weight of the vehicle.

Category  Fees (Kshs)
PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons


PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons 100,000


PSV’s 6 – 12 Seats & Commercial vehicle 2 – 5 tons


PSV’s 6 – 13 Seats & Commercial tour vehicle
(not stationed in the park)

Aircrafts fees 

These fees are charged to every aircraft landing in Aberdares national park and the amount paid basing on the seating capacity/number of seats per aircraft. Aircraft fees are paid per single landing per aircraft.

Seating capacity  Fees (Kshs)
Less than 3 seats  300
3-6 seats  500
7-14 seats 1,000
15-20 seats  2,155
21 seats and above  3,015

Camping fees 

Camping experience in Aberdares national park is charged a fee for tourists to access the camping site, camping sites in Aberdares national park are of two categories that is special campsite and public site. Both of these are charged basing on the status of the tourist 


Category  Fees (Kshs)
Special campsite Public campsite 
Adults  250 200
Children/students  200 150


Category  Fees (Kshs)
Special campsite Public campsite 
Adults    600 350
Children/students  350 200


Category  Fees (US$)
Special campsite Public campsite 
Adults    35 20
Children/students    20 15

 Important notes about Aberdares national park fees 

  • Fees: Daily fees – most of the fees in Aberdares national park are for single entry and paid on a daily basis, the daily fees offer 24 hours of enjoying amazing activities in the park. Corporate pass – Corporate pass in Aberdares national park is eligible to utility providers with installation within parks or reserves managed by Kenya Wildlife Services.
Aberdare National Park fees
Aberdare National Park
  • Category/status of the tourists 

Citizens – are visitors of the park who are citizens of Kenya with valid Ids and passport, this category also includes citizens from East African Community member countries which include Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. These citizens have to be in possession of national IDs of their respective countries.

Residents – are tourists/visitors of the park with no citizenships of Kenya or any other countries who are members of East African Community but stay and work in Kenya. These individuals have to be in possession of valid documents from immigration and proper working documents. 

Non- residents – are international tourists from countries outside Kenya and East African community countries.

Children – Are tourists from the age of 3 years to 18 years 

Student – Are tourists from a recognized secondary, government and private college or university, students are aged up to 23 years visiting Aberdares national park with a purpose of education. Students are supposed to have their visit documented and arranged by the institution and these documents require a minimum of 2 weeks notice for Kenya Wildlife services to issue an authorization for student rates.

  • Mode of payment: While making payments at Aberdares national park various modes of payment are possible and these include Mpesa, Visa Card, Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

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