Aberdares National Park Fees (1st January, 2022 to 30th June, 2022)
Aberdares National Park Fees : Aberdares national park is a picturesque national park found in the central highlands of Kenya, the park stretches along the Aberdares which are an isolated volcanic range that forms the eastern wall of the rift valley and running about 100 kilometers south between Nairobi and Thompsons Falls.
Aberdares national park is most famous as the place where Princess Elizabeth found out that she was the Queen of England upon the death of her father at Treetops lodge. The park is characterized of picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland.
Aberdares national park provides a safe haven/home to animals such as black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, black rhinos, elephants, white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, warthogs, servat cat, giant forest hog, bongo, serval cats and over 250 species of birds.
Aberdares national pork is under the governance of Kenya Wildlife Services, this organization has issued new park fees for Aberdares national park rim 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2021.
The newly introduced Aberdares national park fees are follows
Park Entry Fee
|Citizen||300 Kshs||215 Kshs|
|Resident||300 Kshs||215 Kshs|
|Non-Resident||52 US$||26 US$|
Note: Park Entry Fees ticket is valid
- For only 12 hours for tourists staying inside the park
- 24 hours for those staying outside the park.
|Special camp||Citizen||250 Kshs||200 Kshs|
|Resident||250 Kshs||200 Kshs|
|Non-Resident||35 US$||20 US$|
|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
|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||10,000|
|PSVs> 6 to 13 seats & commercial tour Vehicles (not stationed in the park)||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|
|Adult annual pass||43,100|
|Child annual pass||10,340|
|Corporate annual pass||103,440|
|Personalized tour driver annual pass||4,000|
|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|
|Cycling (per day)
Categories/status of tourists
Aberdares national park fees are charged basing on the status or categories of visitors or tours on a Kenya safari to the park.
Students are visitors of Aberdares national park on a safari arranged by a recognized education institution such as primary, secondary, government or private college or university. Visitors to classify as students have to be aged 23 year and below and have to be visiting Aberdares national park for conservation or study purposes and the trip has to be documented and organized by their respective education institution.
To be eligible for student fees, the respective education institution has to write a letter to Kenya Wildlife Services in a minimum of 2 weeks informing them about the visit. This is to allow Kenya Wildlife Services to issue a written authorization for student rates.
Note: students of privately arranged safaris to Aberdares national park are not eligible to student fees.
Children are visitors from the age of 3 years but below the age of 18 years.
All visitors who have residence and citizens of Kenya are categorized as Citizens, citizens has to be in possession of a valid Kenya national ID and passport. The category of “Citizen” also includes citizens from East Africa Community member countries (Uganda Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan). These individuals also have to be in possession of passport and National IDs of their respective countries.
Foreigners who are not citizens of Kenya or any East Africa Community member country but residing in Kenya and are in possession of valid residence documentation or work permits from the government of Kenya are classified as Residents.
Non-Residents are foreigners or international tourists with no residence in Kenya or work in Kenya.
Mode of payment
Payments to Aberdares national park are made using cashless methods that are
- Visa Cards
- Direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.