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

Lake Nakuru national park Entrance Fee : Lake Nakuru national park is an excellent site famously known for the pink flamingoes and rhino, the park is located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley surrounded by wooded and bush grassland. Lake Nakuru national park covers an area of 188 square kilometers comprising of Lake Nakuru.

Lake Nakuru national park is a great destination for game viewing, bird watching and guided nature walks, like other parks in Kenya. Below are the parks for Lake Nakuru national park from 1st January to 30th June 2022.

Lake Nakuru national park Entrance Fee
Birding 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 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 to Lake Nakuru national park are charged basing on the category or status of the visitors, below are the status of the tourists.


Tourists visiting Lake Nakuru national park categorized as students are individuals on a Kenya safari from a recognized education institution including primary, secondary, government or private college or university.  Students must be aged 23 years and below and they must be visiting  Lake Nakuru national park on a conservation purpose trip documented and organized by the education institution.

For students to be eligible to student fees, the institution has to inform Kenya wildlife Services in a minimum of 2 weeks. This is to give the institution enough time to issue a written authorization for student rates.

Note: Student on privately arranged safari to Lake Nakuru national park are not eligible

Note: students on a privately arranged safari to Tsavo West national park.


Children are tourists who are aged from 3 years but below the age of 18 years.


Citizens are tourists who are residents of Kenya and East Africa Community countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan), tourists categorized as Citizens are required to have valid national IDs.


Residents are foreign tourists living or working in Kenya with valid resident documentations or work permits which are issued by the Kenyan Government. Resident tourists are not citizens of Kenya or any of the East African Community countries.


Non-Residents are foreign or international tourists who do not work or reside in Kenya.

Mode of payment

Tourists to Lake Nakuru national park can make payments using cashless methods such as

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