Lake Nakuru National Park Fees 2023/2024 : Lake Nakuru National Park is a beautiful wildlife haven found on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, the park boosts a magnificent escarpment and picturesque ridges.

Lake Nakuru national park is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also an Important Birding Area renowned for thousands of pink flamingos (greater and lesser flamingos).

In addition to flamingos, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to a huge population of black and white rhinos and endangered Rothschild’s child giraffe.

As one looks to pay for the different Lake Nakuru National Park fees 2023/2024, it is important to note that the fees are levied according to status, as well as age of the traveler and the category in which they fall that is either tourists, researchers, or students, all of which pay different kinds of Lake Nakuru National Park fees 2023/2024.

Categories/status of Tourists to Consider:

Visitors vising Lake Nakuru national park in a Kenya safari are categorized as students, children, residents and non-residents.

Students:  Students are visitors on a trip or Lake Nakuru National Park safari organized by a recognized educational institution (primary, secondary, tertiary and university) solely for conservation and research purposes. Students are to be in the age blanket of 3 years to 23 years strictly. To be eligible for student fees, the different education institutions are required to send a letter to Kenya Wildlife Services informing the park about their impending trip not less than 2 weeks to the start of their trip. This enables the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) to issue authorization for the student fees.

Important Note:

Students visiting the park on a privately arranged safari are not eligible for student fees; they are to pay resident/citizen fees as per their resident status.

Children:  Children are visitors of age range of 3 years but below the age of 18 years. Children below the age of 3 are exempt from the Lake Nakuru National Park fees.

Citizens: Citizens are visitors with Kenya citizenships and citizens of East Africa community countries including Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Citizen Visitors are required to present a valid national ID and/or passport of their respective countries for identification.

Residents: Residents are foreign visitors working and staying in Kenya with vlid work and resident permits. These visitors are requested to present a valid residence documentation or work permits issued by the government of Kenya at the point of entry or payment area.

Non- residents: Non-resident visitors are visitors who are foreigners with no residence or work in Kenya.

Mode of payment / How do I pay Lake Nakuru National Park Fees

When making payments for Lake Nakuru National Park fees 2023/2024, it is important to note that only cashless modes of payments are used and accepted; cash payment is not allowed.  These methods include:

  • M-pesa
  • Visa Cards
  • MasterCard
  • Direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.

Below are the different Lake Nakuru National Park Fees 2023/2024 for your use and reference as you plan your Kenya safari tour visiting the park;

Lake Nakuru National Park Entry Fees

Entry fees are paid on a daily basis, the fees are valid for 24 hour

Category Low season High season
Adult Child/student Adult Child/student
Citizen 600 Kshs 215 Kshs 800ksh 215 Kshs
Resident 600 Kshs 215 Kshs 800ksh 215 Kshs
Non-Resident 40 US$ 20  US$ 70 US$ 20 US$

Lake Nakuru National Park Camping Fees

The thrilling camping experience in Lake Nakuru National Park is done in either private or public campsite and here are the rates for the sites.

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

All tourist vehicles entering and operating in Lake Nakuru national park are charged vehicle fees per day, these fees are charged basing on the carrying capacity of the vehicle.

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

Trucks and delivery vehicles operating in Lake Nakuru national park, these fees are charged basing on the weight (tonnes) of the vehicle.

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)

All vehicles stationed in Lake Nakuru National Park are charged a fee basing on the type and weight of the vehicles. The vehicles are paid on an annual basis and their fees are as;

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


Note: Annual passes are valid for one year.

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)




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