Mount Kenya National Park entry fees
Mount Kenya Park fees

The cost to enter Mount Kenya park is always changing according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (to the extent that most websites offering Mount Kenya treks are displaying out-of-date prices). Currently, adult admission fees range from $150 for a three-day package to $220 for four days or $300 for five days. This includes both the admission price and camping costs. Therefore, 4 days in the park cost $220 per person on a usual 5-day Sirimon Naro-Moru itinerary through Nairobi. For current prices, visit http://www.kws.org.

Kenya Wildlife Service Fees for Mount Kenya

The Kenya Wildlife Service, which oversees and manages protected areas in Kenya, including the majority of national parks, is in charge of Mountain Kenya National Park. Kenya Wildlife Services is in charge of collecting the park entrance fees. There are entrance fees for the Mountain Kenya National Park for visitors, groups, safari guides, vehicles, and airplanes. Additionally, charges are made based on the tourist’s status, such as whether they are a citizen, resident, or international non-resident.

Related, these are the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park fees and regulations

The following are the Mountain Kenya National Park fees:

Park fees for entering Mount Kenya

Anyone accessing Mount Kenya must pay park fees and these are the fees required to enter Mount Kenya National Park

Read how much it costs to climb Mount Kenya here.

Status Age Fees
East African Citizens (KSHS) Children/ students 300
Adults 215
Foreign residents (KSHS) Children 1,030
Adults 515
Non-foreign residents (US$) Children/students 43
Adult 26

Activity fees

Any activity a visitor takes part in while visiting the mountain Kenya national park is subject to an activity fee.

Main activities

Activity Citizens

 

Residents Non-residents
Adult (KSH) Children/

Students (KSHS) 

Adult

(KSH)

Children/

students 

(KSH)

Adult

(US$)

Children/

students

(US$)

Mountain climbing Day trip 430 215 775 515 52 26
3 day package 1,290 645 2,325 1,545 156 78
4 day package 1,720 860 3,100 2,060 208 104
5 day package 2,150 1,075 3,875 2,575 260 130
6 day package 2,580 1,290 4,650 3,090 312 156
Scenery viewing 300 125 600 255 22 13

Other activity

Activity Fees (Kshs)
Walking safaris Normal walking safari 1,500
Security/Guided tours (per guide up to 4hrs) 1,720
Security/Guided tours (per guide over 4hrs) 3,015
 Fishing 1,550
 Nature walks Walking safaris (per person per day) 1,500
Security/Guided tours (per guide up to 4hrs) 1,720
Security/Guided tours (per guide over 4hrs) 3,015

Annual park fees

Tourists pay the annual park fees, which are designed as follows, on a yearly basis.

Status Fees (KSHS)
Adult 43,100
Children 10,340
Corporate 103,440
Safari driver 6,000

Note: Only visitors providing services and utilities to parks and destinations run by Kenya Wildlife Services are subject to these fees.

Vehicle and aircraft fees

Every car entering the park and every aircraft landing there are subject to vehicle and aircraft taxes, which are calculated based on the number of seats and weight of the vehicle. The cost of an airplane is determined by the kind of aircraft and the number of seats.

VEHICLE TYPE WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE AND NUMBER OF SEATS FEES (KSHS)
Tourist vehicles Less than 6 seats 300
6-12 seats 1,030
13-24 seats 2,585
25-44 seats 4,050
45 and above 5,000
Trunk and delivery vehicles 1-3 tonnes 515
4-7 tonnes 2,155
7 and above tonnes 3,015
Vehicle stationed in the park PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons 10,000
PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons 10,000
PSV’s 6 – 12 Seats & Commercial vehicle 2 – 5 tons 10,000
PSV’s 6 – 13 Seats & Commercial tour vehicle  (not stationed in the park 60,000
Aircraft Less than 3 seats 300
3-6 seats 500
7-14 seats 1,000
21 seats and above 3,015
Helicopter landing 260  US$

Camping charges

Many people prefer camping because it’s a wonderful opportunity to be close to nature and take in the stunning views of Mountain Kenya National Park. Camping fees in this park must be paid for each night you stay in a camp and are as follows:

Type of camp site

 

Tourist status
Citizens (kshs) Residents (KSHS) Non-residents (US$)
Adult Child AND STUDENTS Adult Child and students Adult Child
Special campsite  250 200 600 350 35 25
Public campsite 200 150 350 200 20 15
Non-refundable reservation fees 7,500
Non- refundable cancellation fees 7,500

Useful information to note by a tourist going for an adventure in Mount Kenya national park

  1. The Kenya Wildlife Society charges daily fees, although they only last for 24 hours.
  2. Bring along acceptable identification, preferably a passport and a visa for international and east African visitors, as well as a Kenyan National Identity card.
  3. Only businesses and organizations that provide services to national parks and other places controlled by Kenya Wildlife Society are eligible for corporate passes into the country’s national parks.
  4. Depending on the visitor’s status—citizens, citizens of East Africa, foreign residents, and non-foreign residents—park fees are assessed. Citizens are those having a valid Kenyan passport or national identity card, whereas foreign residents are those with legitimate documentation from the Kenyan government, such as a work permit.
  5. People from nations like Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Rwanda are considered citizens of East Africa. Tourists who are under the age of 18 are considered children, while those who are above 18 are considered adults.
  6. Kenya Wildlife Services, the organization in charge of overseeing all of Kenya’s national parks and collecting all park entrance fees, accepts the following payment methods.
    • Mpesa
    • Visa Card
    • Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts
    • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Mount Kenya National Park Rules & Regulations

Below are the Mount Kenya National Park rules, regulations, and guidelines that you must adhere to if you are entering Mount Kenya, National Park as put out there by the park authorities and the Kenya Wildlife Service.

  1. Since this is where the wildlife lives, please respect their privacy.
  2. Be cautious around animals since they are wild and unpredictable.
  3. Avoid crowding the animals and making loud noises or unexpected movements. While in the park, vehicles may not honk.
  4. Don’t feed the animals; doing so alters their nutrition and encourages dependency on humans.
  5. Keep quiet; talking or loud noises can agitate other visitors and disturb the wildlife.
  6. Always remain in your car, unless you’re in a recognized place.
  7. Keep your speed below the 40 kph/25 mph limit. Overspeeding is severely forbidden and might result in a future park visitation restriction.
  8. Never drive off-road; doing so seriously harms the environment.
  9. Keep a minimum of 20 meters away from wildlife when watching it, and pull over to the side of the road to let other drivers pass.
  10. Do not toss cigarettes or litter.
  11. Never throw flaming things or leave flames unattended when camping.
  12. Respect the Kenyan cultural history by dressing appropriately, never taking pictures of the locals without their permission, and respecting their cultural rituals.
  13. Visitors must leave the park by 6 p.m., unless they are camping overnight, or stay overnight and depart before sunset.
  14. It is recommended that every tourist enter the park with a trained and authorized guide. The park management has handed identity cards to guides and porters.
  15. In the park, disposable plastic water bottles are not permitted.
  16. Luggage weighing more than 25 kg is not permitted to be carried by guides or porters. At the entrance gate, bags will be weighed.
  17. The park requires all visitors to check in and out by entering their personal information in the admission and exit books.

More about Mount Kenya National Park

The interesting mountain of Kenya, which creates a magnificently gorgeous backdrop in the park, is the most majestic and highlight attraction in Mountain Kenya National Park. Mountain Kenya National Park is one of the most adventurous national parks in Kenya and a world heritage site. Mountain Kenya is a rough, glacier-covered mountain that rises to a height of 5,199 meters, making mountaineering safaris one of the park’s most popular activities. The national park is also home to a variety of animals, birds, and other wildlife. Elephants, tree hyrax, white-tailed mongoose, suni, black-fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, waterbucks, and elands are among the animals found in the park. Leopard, bongo, and gigantic jungle hog, among other rarely seen animals.

What animals will you see when you climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

Sharpe’s Longclaw, Olive Ibis, Lammergeier, Ayres’s Hawk-Eagle, African Grass Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed Widowbird, and many other species may be seen in the park.

Read also about the birds of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

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