In this article, we cover Shompole Conservancy entrance fees. Shompole Conservancy is a stunning destination in between Maasai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park. A place where few visitors go but it feels like you are the only guests in the whole ecosystem. The Great Rift Valley wall borders the western side, while to the east are the Shompole wetlands, and further east is Lake Magadi, well known for its flamingoes and stunning colours. South is the Tanzanian border, and Lake Natron is also an alkaline lake with flamingoes and stunning reds, pinks, greens, and yellows, just like Lake Magadi.

This area is owned by the Maasai and they have set aside a conservancy that acts like a grass bank for the dry season for their cattle. However, there is plenty of wildlife in the area, and it is well known for its night game drives. There are over 450 species of birds due to the wide variety of habitats you can find in the area. There are highlands, open plains, acacia woodland, wetlands, riverine, and soda lakes.

A recommended length of time to spend in the area would be three nights to get the best of the area. If you do photography, then 4 or 5 nights gives you plenty of time to get the nocturnal animals too. It is hot and dry and can get dusty, but that is what safari is all about. Temperatures range from 18 to 37 degrees Celsius at different times of the year. Wildlife here includes giraffes, buffalo, elephants, gerenuks, and oryx.

Shompole Conservancy Location

There is no public means to access Shompole Conservancy. You’ll need a 4WD vehicle to get there.

From Nairobi, take Lang’ata Road, then Magadi Road, and go all the way past Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, and Kona Baridi to the factory and town at Lake Magadi. Beyond Lake Magadi, the tarmac road is replaced by a murram track that goes over the dry lake in some sections, then climbs out onto a dusty track going past Oloika Centre and Shompole Centre. You see the bridge going to Shompole Conservancy.

Shompole Conservancy Entry Fees

  • Southern Gate into Shompole Conservancy. Conservancy fee: Ksh 1500 per person
  • Camping: Ksh 1,000 per person
  • Guide fee: Ksh 4,000
  • Security guard fee: Ksh 2,000
  • There might also be a vehicle fee

Shompole Conservancy Contact

Phone: +254 (0)716 511162

Email: johann(@)wildernessbookings.com