Amboseli national park Fees July 2022 – December 2024 : Amboseli national park named after the Maasai World Empusel meaning salty dusty place is an amazing Kenya safari destination located in southern Kenya, this relatively small park covers an area of approximately 150 square miles including wide-open areas of savannah grassland , tangled acacia forests and the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli.

Amboseli national park is famed for its large herds of elephants with impressive tusks and the magnificent scenery created by the backdrop of snow-capped mount Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain on the African continent.

Amboseli national park is a home to over 80 different species of wildlife including African buffaloes, impalas, lions, zebras, wildebeests among others. The park is also an important birding Area hosting over 400 bird species including African swamp hen, Common redshank, Dickinson’s kestrel, Eurasian thick-knee, Greater flamingo, Hartlaub’s bustard, Lesser flamingo, Long-toed lapwing, Pangani longclaw, Rufous chatterer, Rufous-bellied heron, Spike-heeled lark, Steel-blue whydah, Taveta golden weaver, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Yellow-necked spurfowl and many more.

Amboseli national park Fees July 2022 – December 2024
Amboseli Wildlife Safari

Below are the Amboseli park fees from July 2022 – December 2024

Park Entry Fee

Visitors of Amboseli national park are supposed to pay an entrance fee on a daily basis, park entrance fees are valid for 24 hours.

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$

CAMPING FEES

Camping in Amboseli national park is a thrilling experience and to support this activity, there are two types of campsites that is special and public campsites.

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

Tourist vehicles entering and operating in Amboseli national park are charge 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 Amboseli national park

entering Amboseli national park are charged fees basing on the weight (tonnes)

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)

Vehicles stationed in Amboseli national park pay a fee basing on the type and weight of the vehicle, this fee is paid on an annual basis.

Amboseli national park Fees July 2022 – December 2024
Game Sightings
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)  

1,720

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)

 

215

 

Categories/status of tourists

Visitors on a Kenya safari to Amboseli national park ar5e categorized as students, children, residents and non-residents as explained below

Students

Students are visitors on a trip organized by a recognized educational institution (primary, secondary, tertiary and university) for conservation and research purposes. Students are to be in the age blanket of 3 years to 23 years, to be eligible to student fees. To be eligible for student fees, Education institutions are required to send a letter to Kenya Wildlife Services informing the park about their trip in a minimum of 2 weeks. This enables KWS to issue an authorization for the student fees

The education institution is required to send a letter to Kenya Wildlife Services informing about the trip in a minimum of 2 weeks, this enables KWS to issue an authorization for student rates.

Note;

For students visiting the park on a privately arranged Kenya safari are not eligible for student fees, they are to pay resident/citizen fees.

Amboseli national park Fees July 2022 – December 2024
Amboseli national park Fees July 2022 – December 2024

Children

Children are visitors of age range of 3 years but below the age of 18 years

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 valid national IDs and passports of their respective countries.

Residents

Residents are foreign visitors working and staying in Kenya, these visitors are requested to present valid residence documentation or work permits issued by the government of Kenya.

Non- residents

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

Mode of payment

When making payments for Amboseli national park fees , cashless modes of payments  are used.  These methods include

  • Mpesa
  • Visa Cards
  • MasterCard
  • Direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.
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