The majority of Kenya’s parks are managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service while others like the Masai Mara National Reserve are under the county governments. There are also those that are owned and managed by community group ranches and conservancies.
Kenya park fee is paid on arrival at specific park gates and is different for various park categories. The park entry fee is required from every visitor and every vehicle for each day and allows for a 24 hour stay in the park. Children 3 – 17 years old pay half the adult rate in most cases. Visitors are allowed to go on game drives between 6.00am – 7.00pm. Night game drives are not allowed except in authorized cases.
Most safari quotations are inclusive of the necessary Kenya park fees unless otherwise stated. A camera and binoculars will most definitely help capture memorable images of Kenya.
Visit www.kws.org or respective park websites for entry fee charges.
Please Note: Visitors to some of the premier Kenya Wildlife Service managed parks are required to purchase park entry tickets using the KWS Smartcard.
All visitors are required to observe the park rules (below)
The Kenya Wildlife Service – Wildlife Code:-
Respect the privacy of wildlife – this is their habitat
Beware of the animals – they are wild and can be unpredictable
Do not crowd the animals or make sudden noises or movements
Do not feed the animals – it upsets their diet and leads to human dependence
Keep quiet – noise disturbs the wildlife and may antagonize fellow visitors
Stay in your vehicles at all times except at designated picnic or walking areas
Keep below the speed limit (40kph/25mph)
Never drive off – road – this severely damages the habitat
When viewing wildlife keep to a minimum distance of 20 meters and pull to the side to allow others to pass
Leave no litter and never leave fires unattended or discard burning objects
Respect the cultural heritage of Kenya – never take pictures of the local people or their habitat without asking their permission – respect the cultural traditions of Kenya and always dress with decorum
Stay over or leave before dusk – visitors are allowed in the parks between 6.00am – 7.00pm unless they are staying overnight
Other park rules:-
Do not sit or stand on the vehicle roof
The wildlife has right of way
Show courtesy and consideration to other visitors
Stay on recognized roads and track