Cost of visiting Serengeti National Park
Cost of visiting Serengeti National Park is not something you need to break the bank in order to accomplish. This cost of visiting Serengeti National Park is the question every traveler who is planning for the first time to have a safari in Serengeti. Serengeti National Park with no doubt is the world’s best animal sanctuary with over 2.5 million animals at the park.
Different people have spent different amounts of money during their safari in Serengeti national park. One can enjoy life time wildlife experience in Serengeti national park and neighboring North circuit parks like Ngorongoro conservation Area, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national park during your trip to Serengeti depending on the time available for your safari
To answer this question of the cost of visiting Serengeti National Park, One has considered several factors when planning for their trip to Serengeti with the following key facts to be considered.
Park entry fees
Considering Serengeti national park entry fees as one of the key factors to be considered when calculating your proposed budget for having a wonderful safari in Serengeti. Park entry fees are the Government fees that are used for the smooth running of the daily park activities like conservation, protection, park tracking roads maintenance, Ranger facilitations and others.
When planning for a safari in Serengeti like any other national parks or game reserves in Tanzania you have to take this in consideration. Different park fees are charged for Tanzania residents and foreigners. Foreigners pay 71 USD per person valid for 24 hours if one is staying inside the park and expires as soon as you step out of the park. For details read on our park entry fees page
Concession fee is also charged to all guests who stay inside the park camps, this is paid at the entry point at the gate together with the park fees. Like park entry fees concession fees expire after every 24 hours, its unique that there are other accommodations where concession fees are not charged.
Accommodation in Serengeti or any other national park determines most the amount one has to pay for the Serengeti safari. This gives the variation on the amount for different people who have been to Serengeti for the same number of days but paid different amount of money. Serengeti national park has a wide range of accommodations from Budget tents to the most luxurious accommodations both inside and outside the park
Most of the luxury and expensive accommodations are located inside the park especially the key highlighted areas of the park like Seronera area, Ndutu Area, Mara region where great migration happens. The midrange accommodations are located some inside while others out side the park but mostly around Ikoma area while midrange camps are located in turner 2,3,4 and 5.
For details on all ranges of accommodation visit on our accommodation page and see more details
Apart from the general day game drives there are other payable activities that guest can pay in order to experience in Serengeti national park like Balloon safaris, night game drives, Maasai experience, olduvai Gorge visit and many more. This also plays a role in determining how much one can pay for his or her safari in Serengeti national park.
Length of the stay
The length of your stay is also one of the factors that will determine your cost of visiting Serengeti national park. Combining the length with the type of accommodation, activities of your choice and park entry fee gives you a rough budget for your proposed safari in Serengeti national park.
The time you have may also give you some space to enjoy neighboring national parks like our 5 days Serengeti safari take you to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Despite all the above you should never be scared of planning your trip to Serengeti, you will choose what best fits your budget. Budget camping trips start from 250 usd dollars per person per day in a group tour while private tours start from 400 usd per person per day to 700 usd per person per day