Meru national park Entrance Fee (1st January, 2022 to 30th June, 2022)

Meru national park Entrance Fee : Meru national park is one of the most untamed national parks in Kenya and one of the most invitingly uncrowded and unspoiled areas in Kenya to view wildlife, the park is referred to as “a remote and rugged wilderness”

Meru national park is was established in 1968 and it is famed for its connection to the orphaned lioness Elsa who was hand-reared in the park by George and Joy Adamson, who subsequently wrote the popular non-fictional book Born Free.

Meru national park provides a home to several wildlife species such as Grevy’s Zebra, Elephants, Eland, Bush Pig, Waterbuck, Cheetah, Leopard, Reticulated Giraffe, Hippopotamus, Bohor Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Python, Puff Udder, Cobra, Buffalo and more than 427 recorded species of birds.

Like other protected areas in Kenya, Meru national park is governed by Kenya wildlife Services.

Meru national park Entrance Fee
Meru national park Entrance Fee

Kenya Wildlife Services has issued new park fees for Meru national park, these Meru park fees are effective from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022.

Park Entry Fee


Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Citizen 300 Kshs 215 Kshs
Resident 300 Kshs 215 Kshs
Non-Resident 52 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 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

Meru 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 Meru 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 Meru 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 Meru 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 Meru national park are made using cashless methods, these methods have been introduced as a way to combat the spread of COVID-19

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