LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE (1st January, 2022 to 30th June, 2022)

Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance Fee : Lake Nakuru national park is a beautiful wildlife haven located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bush grassland, the park covering an area of 188 square kilometers protects Lake Nakuru a famed birding site.

Visitors to Lake Nakuru national park enjoy a wide ecological diversity and varied habitants that range from Lake Nakuru to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges.  In the park there is abundance of wildlife such as rhinos, hippos, waterbucks, impalas among others and many birds such as pink lesser and greater flamingoes among others.

Kenya Wildlife Services which is a managing body of Lake Nakuru national park has introduced new park fees for Lake Nakuru national park effective from 1st January to 30th June 2022.

Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance Fee
Lake Nakuru National Park

Park Entry Fee


Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Citizen 860 Kshs 215 Kshs
Resident 860 Kshs 215 Kshs
Non-Resident 60 US$ 35  US$

Note:  Park Entry Fees ticket is valid for only 12 hours for tourists staying inside the park and 24 hours for those staying outside the park.


Category Fees(Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Special camp Citizen 500 Kshs 250 Kshs
Resident  500 Kshs 250 Kshs
Non-Resident 50 US$ 25 US$

Public campsite

Citizen  250 Kshs  200 Kshs
Resident 250 Kshs 200 Kshs
Non-Resident  30 US$  25 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

Fees at Lake Nakuru national park are charged basing on the status or categories of visitors or tours on a Kenya safari to the park.


Students are visitors on a Kenya safari from a recognized education institution that is primary, secondary, government or private college or university. These kind of visitors should be aged 23 years and below and they are to be visiting Tsavo West national park on a conservation purpose trip documented and organized the education institution.

To be eligible for student fees, the institution is required to inform Kenya Wildlife Services in a minimum of 2 weeks so as to issue a written authorization for student rates.

Note: students on a privately arranged safari to Lake Nakuru national park.


Visitors categorized as children are aged from 3 years but below the age of 18 years.


Visitors categorized as visitors are citizens of Kenya and East Africa Community countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan), to fit in this category visitors are required have valid national IDs.


Visitors categorized as residents are foreigners living and working in Kenya with valid resident documentations or work permits issued by the Kenyan Government. Residents are not citizens of Kenya or any East African community countries.


Visitors categorized as Non-Residents are foreigners or international tourists who do not work or live in Kenya.

Mode of payment

Payments in Lake Nakuru national park are made using cashless methods including

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