Samburu National Reserve Entry Fees 2021
Samburu national reserve entry fees 2021 :Samburu national reserve is one of the must visit Kenya wildlife safari destination situated in northern region of Kenya in Samburu county, the reserve lies on the banks of Ewaso Ng’iro river which is the main source of waters to the reserve. Samburu national reserve is famous for being a home to Kamunyak a lioness which adopted 6 of orphaned Oryx calves and the reserve is of one of the gazeted areas in Kenya where the lioness Elsa was raised by conservationists Joy and George Adamson, the reserve was the main focus in the best-selling book and award winning movie “Born Free”
Samburu national reserve is a very adventurous and thrilling Kenya destination offering many Kenya safari activities such as game viewing, bird watching, walking safaris and boat safaris which will keep you entertained while in the reserve.
Like other Kenya wildlife parks and reserves, there are reserve fees paid to access the reserve and these fees are drafted by Kenya wildlife Services an administrative body governing parks and reserves in Kenya.
Samburu national reserve park fees for the year 2021 are as follow
|Category||Non residents (US$)||Residents/citizens (Kshs)|
Entry fees – entry fees in Samburu national reserve are valid for 24 hours
Resident rates – are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. As proof for the identity visitors are required to present their national IDs for Kenyan citizens and passport or a valid national ID for citizens of Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi.
Note: Visitors with no valid passport are required to pay non-resident fees
Non-resident fees – are applicable to foreign travelers/tourists from countries outside Kenya and East Africa community countries that are Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. For proof of identity, international travelers are required to present valid passport.
Child rates – are applicable to visitors from the age – 11 years, persons below the age of 3 are not applicable to child rates as they are free.
Student rates – are applicable to visitors aged up to 23 years old, student are to be on a safari organized by a recognized learning institution and are in possession of a valid student ID and the safari has to be organized for research and study purposes. For these student rates to be granted, a notification has to be sent to the Samburu national reserve headquarters in 2 weeks advance for their visit.
|Category||Non-residents (US$)||Residents/citizens (Kshs)|
|Special campsites||Public campsite||Special campsites||Public campsite|
|Reservation Fees 7,500 Kshs|
|Cancellation Fees 7,500 Kshs|
Other charges in Samburu national reserve
|Vehicle Fees Per day||Kshs|
|Less than 6 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 & delivery vehicles
|1 to 3 tonnes||515|
|4 to 7 tonnes||2,155|
|Above 7 tonnes||3,015|
Aircrafts (single landing Fees)
|Aircrafts with less than 3 seats|
|3 to 6 seats|
|7 to 14 seats|
|15 to 14 seats|
|21 seats and above|
Vehicles stationed in the park (per year)
|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 >5tonnes||100,000|
|Adult annual pass||43,100|
|Child annual pass||10,340|
|Corporate annual pass||103,440|
|Personalized tour driver annual pass||4,000|
|Marine parks annual pass||10,340|
|Safari card application fees||1,030|
|Event security per section of rangers||75,000|
|Vehicle recovery inside the park||7,500|
Samburu game reserve rules
- Respect for the privacy of wildlife in the Samburu national reserve is paramount as the reserve is the habitant for the animals
- Be aware of the animals, these animals are wild and they can be very unpredictable in behavior
- Unnecessary movements and making of unnecessary noise is very much prohibited in Samburu national reserve, noise disturbs the wildlife.
- do not crowd over animals
- stay in your safari vehicle except at designated walking areas and picnic sites in the reserve
- While driving in the reserve, keep your speed below the speed limit of 40kph/25mph.
- Do not drive off the designated routes in the reserve as you may cause several damages in the reserve
- While on Kenya wildlife safari in Samburu national reserve, keep a minimum distance of 20 meters and pull to the side of the road if you are viewing the animals to allow others to pass.
- The time limit of staying inside or outside is between 6:00 am – 6:00 pm unless you are camping in the reserve.
- Night game drives are not allowed in Samburu national reserve
Mode of payment
While on a Kenya wildlife safari in Samburu national reserve payments are done using the following methods or modes of payments and they are done at the reserve’s headquarters, the following methods are used
- Bank transfer through KCB and Standard Chartered Bank