KWS rubbishes claims of increased park rates for Kenyans


KWS rubbishes claims of increased park rates for Kenyans

In Summary

The KWS park rates for Kenyans are as follows:
  • Nakuru and Amboseli National Parks (which are categorized as premium parks): Ksh.800
  • Nairobi National Park: Ksh. 400
  • Tsavo East and Tsavo West: Ksh. 500
  • Meru, Kora and Aberdare: Ksh. 250
  • Kisite Mpunguti: Ksh. 200
  • Malindi, Mombasa,Watamu, Kiunga: Ksh. 100
  • Nairobi Orphanage/Kisumu/Impala/Nairobi Safari Walk: Ksh. 200
  • Hells Gate/Elgon/Ol-Donyo Sabuk/Mt. Longonot: Ksh. 250
  • All other parks and reserves: Ksh.250

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has rubbished claims that park rates for Kenyans have been increased by up to 60percent.

KWS insists that the new changes ensure that citizens and residents of Kenya enjoy the same rates.

“The public is advised to ignore reports that the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has increased its rates and continue to discover KWS parks,” KWS said.

The State agency, that is in charge of conserving and managing Kenya’s wildlife, clarified that park entry fees were actually reduced starting July 1, 2020 for one year to all its national parks, reserves, and sanctuaries.

KWS further noted that the rates apply to all categories of tourists: local, residents, and international.

Reports in a section of the media had indicated that KWS had increased park rates for Kenyans by up to 60percent.

The article in the Business Daily also indicated that KWS had reduced charges paid by foreign nationals amid reduced travel in the wake of COVID-19.

The KWS park rates for Kenyans are as follows:

  • Nakuru and Amboseli National Parks (which are categorized as premium parks): Ksh.800
  • Nairobi National Park: Ksh. 400
  • Tsavo East and Tsavo West: Ksh. 500
  • Meru, Kora and Aberdare: Ksh. 250
  • Kisite Mpunguti: Ksh. 200
  • Malindi, Mombasa,Watamu, Kiunga: Ksh. 100
  • Nairobi Orphanage/Kisumu/Impala/Nairobi Safari Walk: Ksh. 200
  • Hells Gate/Elgon/Ol-Donyo Sabuk/Mt. Longonot: Ksh. 250
  • All other parks and reserves: Ksh.250

Foreign nationals will pay:

  • Nakuru and Amboseli National Parks (which are categorized as premium parks): Ksh. 3,788
  • Nairobi National Park: Ksh. 3,788
  • Tsavo East and Tsavo West: Ksh. 3,248
  • Meru, Kora and Aberdare: Ksh. 3,248
  • Kisite Mpunguti: Ksh. 1,624
  • Malindi, Mombasa,Watamu, Kiunga: Ksh. 1,624
  • Nairobi Orphanage/Kisumu/Impala/Nairobi Safari Walk: Ksh. 2,165
  • Hells Gate/Elgon/Ol-Donyo Sabuk/Mt. Longonot: Ksh. 2,165
  • All other parks and reserves: Ksh. 2,165

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