Amboseli National Park Safari cost

Amboseli park fees

Amboseli park fees

Amboseli park fees : Amboseli national park is a popular and scenic national park in Kenya located in the Kajiado County in the Kajiado South Constituency, this remarkable national park covers an area of 392 square kilometers and it is famous for the scenic backdrop of mountain Kilimanjaro and many herds of elephants. Amboseli national park is managed by two bodies that are Kenya Wildlife Services and Olekejuado County Council together with the Masai community. These bodies are responsible drafting all park fees which are charged to all activities, tourists and vehicles entering Amboseli national park for various reasons such as safari, research and business.

While drafting these fees some factors were based on and they include the status of the tourists, the statuses of the tourists are of 3 categories that is Citizens, residents, children, adult, student and non-residents as explained below.

Children – children are persons from 3 years and below the age of 18 years old

Adult – Adults are persons from the age of 18 and above

Student – students are individuals from a recognized secondary, government institution, private university aged up to23 years of age visiting the park with a purpose of learning and research in Amboseli national park. For students they are required to send a notice to KWS in a minimum of 2 weeks to the safari, student fees excludes students on personally organized safaris  to Amboseli national park

Citizens – citizens are individuals living in Kenya with valid National identity card or passport, this status also refers to individuals from East African Community Countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi with valid passports or IDs.

Residents – Residents are individuals of other nationalities living in Kenya and in possession of valid documents from the government of Kenya.

Non-residents – Non-residents are individuals from outside of Kenya and East African community countries.

According to Kenya Wildlife Services Amboseli national park is a premium national park and Amboseli park fees are as follows

Park entrance fees

As per rules and regulations of KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) and park policies every tourist entering the park either for safari experience or education purposes has to pay a fee to access the park, the fee is referred to as park entrance fee and it is paid at various gates of Amboseli national park.  Park entrance fees are valid for only 24 hours.

Category                      Fees (Kshs)
Citizens 860 215
Residents 1,030  515
Non residents 60 (USD) 35 (USD)

Activity fees

Every safari activity you wish to participate in as a tourist in Amboseli national park you are charged a fee which is paid before the start of the experience, payments at Kenya Wildlife Offices in the park either at the gate offices or at the headquarters.

Activity Fees (Kshs)
Night game drive per trip 2,155
Horse riding (excluding the rider) on KWS horse 2,585
Horse riding on private horses per day 1,030
Cycling per day 215
Walking safaris per day 1,500

Note: the fees are charged per person

Annual passes

According to Kenya Wildlife Services, annual passes in Amboseli national park are paid once in a year and they allow tourists access to the park for a full year

Category KSHS
Adult annual pass 43,100
Child annual pass 10,340
Corporate annual pass 103,440
Tour driver personalized annual pass 6,000

Camping fees

Camping fees in Amboseli national park are charged basing on the category of the campsite of your choice, the park offers special campsite and public campsites which are open for all tourists of the park.

Special campsite                    Fees  (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Citizen 500 250
Residents 600 350
Non-residents 50 USD 25 USD

Public campsite

Citizen 250 200
Residents 600 300
Non-residents 30 USD 25 USD

Vehicle and aircrafts fees

Vehicles and aircrafts entering and landing in Amboseli national park are charged a fee as drafted by Kenya Wildlife Services, these fees are charged according to the number of seats in a vehicle/ aircraft and the weight. These fees are as follows

Vehicle Fees

Vehicle fees are paid per day and depends on the carrying capacity/ number of seats of the vehicle

Capacity Fees (Kshs)
Less than 6 seats 300
6-12 seats 1,030
13-24 seats 2,585
25-44 seats 4,050
45 seats and above 5,000

Trucks and delivery vehicles fees

These fees are charged to every delivery vehicle entering Amboseli national park, these fees are charged depending on the tonnes/weight being carried by the vehicle

Tonnes Fees (Kshs)
1-3 tonnes 515
4-7 tonnes 2,155
Above 7 tonnes 3,015

Note: These prices are valid only for 1 day (24 hours)

Vehicles stationed in the park fees

These fees charged to all vehicles stationed in Amboseli national park and they are charged depending on the carrying capacity/number of seats and the weight/tonnes, the fees are valid for a full year.

Category Fees (Kshs)
PSV’s < 6 Seats & Commercial vehicle < 2 tons 10,000
PSV’s > 13 Seats & Commercial vehicle > 5 tons 100,000
PSV’s 6 – 13 Seats & Commercial tour vehicle
(not stationed in the park)
PSV’s 6 – 12 Seats & Commercial vehicle 2 – 5 tons 10,000


Aircrafts (single landing fees)

Aircraft fees are charged for every time an aircraft lands in Amboseli national park and the fees depend on the carrying capacity of the aircraft

Capacity Fees (Kshs)
Less than 3 seats 300
3-6 seats 500
7-14 seats 1,000
15-20 seats 2,155
21 seats and above 3,015

Special services

For any sort of special services in Amboseli national park you are charged a fee, these charges are as follows

Services Fees (Kshs)
Event security per section of rangers 75,000
Vehicle recovery  inside the park 7,500
Reservation fees (Non-refundable) 7,500
Cancellation fees (Non-refundable) 7,500

Important points to note by tourists about Amboseli park fees

  • Corporate pass at Amboseli national park is issued out only to co-operations which are utility providers with installations in national park managed by KWS (Kenya Wildlife Services)
  • Park entry fees entitles tourists to a game drive in the amazing landscape of Amboseli national park
  • Daily fees in Amboseli national park have a validity of 24 hours
  • In Amboseli national park mode of payment accepted include Mpesa, Visa Card, direct deposits to KWS bank accounts and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

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