Menengai Crater Entry Fees 2023

This blog post lays down the Entry or Entrance Fees to The Menengai Crater.

menengai crater entry fees 2023

Also, this blog discusses all the best activities you can engage in at Menengai Crater.

Menengai Crater About and History

Where is Menengai Crater Located?

The Menengai Crater is a massive shield volcano situated in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, 11.9 Kilometres from Nakuru City. It is a dormant volcano.

Currently, it is the Largest Volcanic Caldera in Kenya and the Second Largest in Africa.(Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the largest Volcanic Caldera in Africa)

The diameter of the caldera is 12 Kilometres at its widest point and 8 Kilometres at its narrowest point!

The History of the Menengai Crater goes back to 8,000 years ago.

The word Menengai is derived from a Kikuyu word which means a ‘Place of Many gods’

What is a Caldera?

A Caldera is a large, bowl-shaped depression that forms on the Earth’s surface following a volcanic eruption.

Best Activities to do at Menengai Crater

Exploring the Menengai Crater offers a range of activities that cater to both nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Here are some things to do at the Menengai Crater:

  1. Hiking and Trekking: The Rim of the Menengai is located 6 Kilometres from the Main Gate. Visitors to the site have to hike and trek all the way up. To avoid hiking accidents and injuries, you should follow designated trails. Upon reaching the top (2,500 metres above the sea level), you can also trek around the Rim of the Crater in order to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the caldera’s interior and the surrounding landscape.
  2. Photography: The Menengai Crater offers breathtaking views. It is a photographer’s paradise. At the Rim of the Crater, you can be able to capture pictures with Nakuru City and Lake Nakuru as the Background.
  3. Camping: Spending a night within the crater is a fun and unique experience. Imagine stargazing against the backdrop of the caldera’s walls, sounds memorable right?
  4. Bird Watching and Wildlife Viewing: The Menengai Crater is home to various bird species and wildlife. For the best experience, I would advise you to a carry a pair of your binoculars and camera to spot birds and potentially glimpse some wild animals foraging or looking for prey!
  5. Educational Tours: Guided tours can provide insights into the geological history, flora, and fauna of the crater. Learn about the crater’s formation, the ongoing geothermal processes, and its ecological significance.
  6. Picnicking: There are several spots within the crater that are suitable for picnics. Picknicking at Menengai Crater is fun and also unique because you will be able to relax and enjoy a meal while surrounded by the crater’s natural beauty.
  7. Mountain Bike Riding: Riding a Mountain Bike uphill brings a unique sense of exhilaration and enjoyment. The challenge of ascending a hill with nothing but your own pedal power ignites a rush of determination and excitement. In case you are up for a very challenging activity or cut some weight, the Menengai Crater is a good place to ride your bike
  8. Explore the Caves: The Menengai Crater has several caves some of which are sacred. Exploring these caves offers a captivating journey into a hidden underground world rich in geological and historical significance.

What to Carry When Visiting Menengai Crater


> Drinking Water
> Snacks, Energy Bar, and packed lunch.
> Sun screen
> Camera
> Rain jacket (just in case of change of weather)
> ID/Passport
> Sunglasses

Asides from the above items, you should carry your Hiking Spirit!

What to Wear When Visiting Menengai Crater


– Casual slacks or cargo pants
– Comfortable hiking shoes
– Hat/cap for sun protection
– Light & warm clothing

For the best experience at Menengai Crater, please do not wear skirts or suits.

How much is the Entrance Fee at Menengai Crater?

Below is a table showing the Entry Fees to Menengai Crater View Point

CategoryCharges (Fees)
Citizen ChildrenKES 88
Citizen AdultsKES 282
Resident ChildrenKES 216
Resident AdultsKES 564
Non-Resident ChildrenKES 282
Non-Resident AdultsKES 796
College/University StudentsKES 68

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