Mountain kenya national park entry fees

Mountain kenya national park entry fees

Mountain kenya national park entry fees: Mountain Kenya National Park is one of the most adventurous national parks in Kenya and  world heritage site, the most magnificent and highlight attraction in this park is the fascinating mountain Kenya which create a splendid beautiful scenery in the park. Mountain Kenya is a rugged glacier-clad mountain standing at the height of 5,199 meters facilitating mountain climbing safari the highlight activity of the park, Mountain Kenya national park is a habitant for many species of wildlife that is wildlife and birds. Animals in the park include Elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, suni, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and Elands. Animals rarely seen include leopard, bongo, giant forest hog and many more. birds in the park include Sharpe’s Longclaw, Olive Ibis, Lammergeier, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, African Crowned Eagle, African Grass Owl, Cape Eagle-Owl, Purple-throated Cuckoo-shrike, Long-tailed Widowbird, Abyssinian Owl and many more.

Mountain Kenya National Park is under the administration of Kenya wildlife service which is responsible for governing and administering protected areas in Kenya, like most national parks Kenya wildlife services is responsible for drafting fees charged in the park. Mountain Kenya national park fees are charged to tourists, organisations, safari guides, vehicles and aircrafts in the park. They are also charged basing on the status of the tourist such as citizens, residents and foreign non-residents.

Mountain Kenya national park fees are as following

Park fees

Park fees are charged to any individual while accessing mountain Kenya national park

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

Activity fees are charges for any activity a tourist is to participate in while in mountain Kenya national park

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

Annual park fees are paid by tourists on an annual basis and they are drafted as listed below

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

Note:  These charges are only applicable to tourists offering services and utilities to parks and destinations managed by Kenya wildlife services.

Vehicle and aircraft fees

Vehicle and aircraft fees are charged on each and every vehicle entering the park and any aircraft landing in the park, fees for vehicles are drafted basing on the number of seats and the weight of the vehicle. Aircrafts are charged according to the type of the 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

Camping is a great way of connecting with nature and enjoying beautiful views in mountain Kenya national park that is why it is loved by many tourists, camping charges in this park are paid on each night you spend in the camp and they are stipulated 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 a safari in mountain Kenya national park

  1. Daily fees charged by Kenya wildlife society expire after 24 hours
  2. Carry valid personal documents such as passport, visa most especially foreign tourists and east African tourists and National Identity for Kenyan tourists
  3. Corporate passes into Kenyan national parks are only granted to companies and organisations providing utility to national parks and other destinations managed by Kenya wildlife society.
  4. Park fees are charged depending to the status of the tourist that is citizens and east African citizens, foreign residents and non-foreign residents. Foreign residents are individuals with valid documents from the government of Kenya such as working permit, citizens are individuals with valid Kenyan passport or national identity card. East African citizens are individuals from countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. Children are tourists from the age of 3 and not exceeding 18 years of age and adults are individuals from 18 years of age and above.
  5. Kenya wildlife services the managing body of all national parks in Kenya and in charge of collecting all the park fees access the following modes of payment.
  • Mpesa
  • Visa Card
  • Direct deposits to KWS bank accounts
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
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