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.

Aberdares National Park Fees
Aberdares National Park Fees

The newly introduced Aberdares national park fees are follows

Park Entry Fee


Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
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.


Category Fees(Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Special camp Citizen 250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Resident  250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Non-Resident 35 US$ 20 US$

Public campsite

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

Weight Fees (Kshs)
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


Annual passes


Category  Fees (Kshs)
Adult annual pass 43,100
Child annual pass 10,340
Corporate annual pass 103,440
Personalized tour driver annual pass 4,000


Special services


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

Special activities

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

  • Mpesa
  • Visa Cards
  • MasterCard
  • Direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.
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