MERU NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE (1st January, 2022 to 30th June, 2022)

Meru National Park Entrance Fee : Meru national park is one of the least visited national parks in Kenya located in the Eastern Province of Kenya, East of Meru with Meru as the nearest town and about 350 kilometers from Nairobi, the park is a true definition of wilderness featuring luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp, khaki grasslands and gaunt termite cathedrals all under the sky’s great blue bowl.

Meru national park covers an area of 870 square kilometers providing a home to an abundance of wildlife including Grevy’s zebras, elephants, cobras, cape buffaloes, lion, African leopard, cheetah, eastern black rhinoceros, southern white rhinoceros, zebra, hippos among others. The park is also a home to 427 recorded species of birds.

Meru national park is famously known as one of the two areas in which conservationists George Adamson and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness made famous in the best-selling book and award winning move “Born Free”

Meru National park is open tourists seeking for a Kenya safari and below are the newly introduced fees from 1st January 2022 to 30th June 2022.

Meru National Park Entrance Fee
Meru National Park

Park Entry Fee


Category Fees (Kshs)
Adult Child/student
Citizen 300 Kshs 215 Kshs
Resident 300 Kshs 215 Kshs
Non-Resident 52 US$ 35  US$

Note:  Park Entry Fees to Meru national park are valid for 24 hours


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

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

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)

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

 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)  


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)




Categories/status of tourists

Park fees in Meru national park are charged basing on the 5 categories of the tourists/visitors that is Students, Children, Citizens, Residents and Non- Residents.


Students are individuals visiting Meru national park from a recognized education institution such as primary, secondary, government or private college or university. Visitors in this category have to be visiting the park on a safari arranged by the education purpose and have to be aged 23 years and below.

Students have to be visiting the park for conservation and education purposes.

Note: The institution is required to write a formal letter to Kenya Wildlife Services in a minimum of 2 weeks to inform them about your trip, this is to give the authority enough time to issue a written authorization for student rates.

Students on a individually organized visit to Meru  national park are not eligible for student fees.


Children are visitors from the age of 3 years but below the age of 18 years.


Visitors categorized as Citizens are individuals who are born and residing in Kenya, these individuals also have to be in possession of Kenya National IDs or passports. The category of Citizens also includes visitors who are citizens of the East Africa Community member countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan).


Visitors of Meru national park categorized as residents are individuals which are not citizens of Kenya but are residents of Kenya with working permits or valid residence permits which are issued by the Kenyan Government.


Non-Residents are foreigners or international tourists who do not work or live in Kenya.

Mode of payment

Payments in Meru national park are made using cashless payment methods including Mpesa, Visa Cards, MasterCard and direct deposits to KWS Bank accounts.

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