SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE ENTRY FEES AND PARK RULES 2021 -2022

Samburu National Reserve Entry Entry Fees And Park Rules 2021-2022 : Samburu national reserve is one of the incredible Kenya safari destinations to visit during Kenya tours situated on the banks of Ewaso Ng’iro neighboring Buffalo springs national reserve on the other side of river.

If you are panning on visiting Samburu national reserve for a Kenya tour, here are the entry fees and park rules of Samburu national reserve for 2021.

PARK FEES TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

The park entry fees to Samburu national reserve is USD 70 for Non-Residents per adult and USD 40 per child (under the age of 12 years old) for 24 hours.

Note: Kenya Safari packages offered by Wildlife Kenya safari info@wildlifekenyasafari.com  have entry fees to Samburu national reserve included. The only exception is for Fly-In Safaris as the fees are paid upon landing.

All the information and fees to Samburu national reserve listed here are subject to changed.

HOW TO PAY (MODE OF PAYMENT) OF SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE FEES

Payments for park fees in Samburu national reserve inform of Cash US Dollars or Kenya Shillings is accepted, also cashless modes are accepted via Visa & MasterCard, Mpesa Phone Payment.

Citizens and Residents of Kenya are required to carry valid identification and proof of residence to be eligible for the cheaper Resident rates. For non-residents you are required to carry a valid Passport.
 

CATEGORIZED OF VISITORS TO SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Kenyan Citizens – refer to Kenyan citizens with valid national IDs or passports and they are citizens of Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Residents – are persons for any other nationality residing in Kenya with valid documentation from Kenyan government.

Non – Residents – are foreign visitor who do not reside in Kenya

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE (NAROK COUNTY) BUFFALO SPRINGS & SHABA NATIONAL RESERVE PARK FEES

CATEGORY NON-RESIDENT EAST AFRICAN RESIDENT** KENYAN CITIZEN
Adult US$ 70 Ksh 1,000 Ksh 500
Child*** US$ 40 Ksh *** Ksh ***
Student**** US$ ** Ksh *** Ksh ***

These park fees are applicable for 2021-2022 and they are paid at the Main Entrance Archer’s Gate.

Some of the accommodation facilities (safari lodges and camps) such as Sasaab Lodge, Elephant Watch Camp, Samburu Game Lodge, Samburu Intrepids Luxury Tented Camp, Saruni Samburu Lodge, Larsens Camp, Lion King Safari Bush Camp, and Samburu Riverside Tented Camp are located inside Samburu national reserve and they are best accessed from Archer’s Gate. If you are staying at these safari lodges and camps you are eligible to the above fees.

Resident rates – are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Resident tourists are required to present their National ID for Kenyan Citizens, valid passport, work permits or appropriate Visas as prove to resident status upon entrance to the reserve.

Note: Visitors without a valid Passport will be required to pay the non-resident rates.

Child rates – are applicable to persons aged 3 to 11 years old. Visitors below the age of 3 are free

Samburu National Reserve Entry Entry Fees And Park Rules 2021-2022
Samburu Wildlife Safari

Student rates – are applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old on a sponsored trip by a recognized learning institution and are in a possession of a valid student ID, the students have to be visiting the reserve on a pre arranged school-organized trip or for purposes of research authorized by ticketing office of the Samburu national reserve. Students must obtain permission to be eligible to special rates at least 2 weeks in advance of their visit.

Camping Fees

 

CATEGORY NON-RESIDENT EAST AFRICAN RESIDENT** KENYAN CITIZEN
Adult US$ 30 Ksh 500 Ksh ***
Child*** US$ 20 Ksh *** Ksh ***
Student**** US$ 20 Ksh *** Ksh ***

 

Camping in Samburu national reserve requires a prior booking

Reservation Fees per week = Ksh 10,000

Vehicle Entry Fees

SAFARI VEHICLE
Less Than 6 Seats Ksh 400
6 – 12 Seats Ksh 1,000
13 – 25 Seats Ksh 2,000
VEHICLES STATIONED IN THE PARK ~ PER YEAR
1 – 3 Tons Ksh 30,000
5 Tons And Above Ksh 50,000
DELIVERY VEHICLES ~ PER ENTRY
2 – 5 Tons Ksh 4,000 Per Year

 

 

Buffalo Springs And Shaba National Reserve

CATEGORY NON-RESIDENT EAST AFRICAN RESIDENT** KENYAN CITIZEN
Adult US$ 70 Ksh 1,000 Ksh 500
Child*** US$ 40 Ksh *** Ksh ***
Student**** US$ 40 Ksh *** Ksh ***

Some of the accommodations (safari lodges and camps) such as Ashnil Samburu Camp and Samburu Simba Lodge are located inside Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

Some other lodges and camps such as Sarova Shaba Lodge and Joy’s Camp are located inside the Shaba National Reserve.

 Resident rates – are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Resident tourists are required to present their National ID for Kenyan Citizens, valid passport, work permits or appropriate Visas as prove to resident status upon entrance to the reserve.

Note: Visitors without a valid Passport will be required to pay the non-resident rates.

Child rates – are applicable to persons aged 3 to 11 years old. Visitors below the age of 3 are free

Student rates – are applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old on a sponsored trip by a recognized learning institution and are in a possession of a valid student ID, the students have to be visiting the reserve on a pre arranged school-organized trip or for purposes of research authorized by ticketing office of the Samburu national reserve. Students must obtain permission to be eligible to special rates at least 2 weeks in advance of their visit.

Other Conservancies & Game Ranches Bordering Samburu, Shaba And Buffalo Springs National Reserves Such As Kalama Conservancy, West Gate Community Conservancy And Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy

Category Non-Resident East Africa Residents Kenyan Citizens
Adult US$ 80 -120 Ksh 1,000 – 2000 Ksh 1,000 – 2000
Child US$ 45 -75 Ksh 500-1500 Ksh 300-1000

Park Rules

Park rules in Samburu national reserve are put in place to make sure the visitors enjoy their safari experience without endangering themselves and the wildlife in the reserve. As a visitor you are advised to respect the rules and the rangers who are there to protect visitors, the wildlife and the environment.

 Samburu Game Reserve Rules are as follows

  • The reserve is the habitat for the wildlife so respect their privacy
  • Be aware of the animals as they as they are wild and can be very unpredictable
  • Don’t crowd around the animals or make sudden noises and movements
  • Don’t feed the animals as it upsets their diet and may lead to human dependence.
  • At all times, stay in your vehicle except at designated picnic or walking areas
  • While driving through the reserve, keep below the maximum speed limit of 40 kph/25 mph.
  • Don’t drive off road as it can lead to severe damages of the habitat
  • When viewing wildlife, keep a distance of 20 meters and pull to the side of the road to allow others to pass
  • Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects in the reserve.
  • Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya, never take pictures of the locals or their community without seeking for their permission first. Also respect their cultural traditions and always dress with decorum.
  • Stay over and leave the reserve before dusk, visitors must vacate the reserve between 6:00 pm – 6:00 am unless you are camping. Night game drives are not allowed in Samburu national reserve.

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