Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance Fee

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 scenic park and the most popular national park in Kenya famed for the abundance of pink flamingoes, the park is situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley protecting Lake Nakuru- a shallow alkaline lake and is surrounded by wooded and busy grassland.

Lake Nakuru national park is an ideal Kenya safari destination for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives.

Lake Nakuru national park is under the management of Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) which has introduced park fees for 1st January 2022 – 30th June 2022.

Lake Nakuru National Park Entrance Fee
Flamingoes in Lake Nakuru

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 entrance fee in Lake Nakuru national park is valid for 24 hours for visitors staying inside the park and 12 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

Tourists visiting Lake Nakuru national park on a Kenya safari are charged basing on their category, these categories are as follows


Tourists/visitors categorized as students are visitors of the park from a recognized education institution such as primary, secondary, government or private college or university. These visitors should be below the age of 23 years and visiting the park on a safari or trip organized by the education institution for conservation and education purposes.

 To be eligible for student fees, the education institution should send a letter to Kenya Wildlife Services informing of their visit, this should be done in a minimum of 2 weeks to the date of your visit so as to allow the authorities to release  a written authorization for student rates.

 Students on a privately arranged safari are not eligible for student fees


Children are visitors to Lake Nakuru national park aged from 3 years to 18 years. Children below the age of 3years old are free of charge.


Visitors of Lake Nakuru national park categorized as Citizens are citizens of Kenya and citizens of East Africa Community Countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan), these individuals have to be in possession of valid National IDs of their respective countries or passports from their respective countries thus .


Residents are foreigners (not Kenya citizens or citizens of East Africa Community member countries), however these people have residence in Kenya and have proper documentation or work permits issued by the Kenyan Government.


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 that are

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