New Park fees for Tanzania
New Park fees for Tanzania : TANAPA announced new park fees in 2021 for the different national parks which they manage around Tanzania.The new park fees will be effective on the 1st July 2021 across the national parks under the management of Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). These park entrance fees are charged according to East African citizens, non-East African citizens and residents living in Tanzania.
Park fees which will take effect on 1st July 2021 will be valid until 30th June 2022 across the different national parks in Tanzania like Serengeti national park. Serengeti national park is located in the northern part of Tanzania and it covers about 14750 square kilometers.
Serengeti national park is home to the big 5 such as elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalos and many other wildlife species. The national park is also known for the great wildebeest migration which takes place annually.
Activities which are carried out on safaris around Serengeti national park include game drives in the morning, afternoon or evening and full day game drives, bird watching, guided nature walks, hot air balloon safaris and community tours or interactions with the local communities such as the Maasai people.
Serengeti national park is made up of vast savannah plains, acacia woodlands, kopjes or rock outcrops, riverine forests and beautiful scenery which can be seen during safaris around the destination.
Parts of Serengeti national park include northern Serengeti, western Serengeti, central Serengeti or Seronera area and the southern plains. Park fees are among the requirements which visitors are expected to fulfill to be allowed to enter in the national park and engage in different activities around Serengeti national park.
Residents living in Tanzania are charged park entry fees in USD and this is the same for nonresidents while East African citizens are charged in Tanzania shillings (TSH). Adults are also charged differently from children aged between 15 years and 5 years.
Serengeti national park
For Serengeti national park which is located in the northern part of Tanzania, park entry fee is as follows exclusive of 18% tax;
During the peak season park entry fee in Serengeti national park for visitors above the age of 16 years is 10,000 TSH for East African citizens, 70 USD for non-East African residents, 35 USD for residents.
In the low season, park entry fee in Serengeti national park will be the same for East African citizens (10,000 TSH), 60 USD for Non East African citizens, and 30 USD for residents living in Tanzania.
For children aged between 5 and 15 years, they will be charged park entry fee of 2000 TSH for East African citizens, 20 USD for non-East African citizens and 10 USD for residents in Serengeti national park during the peak season and also during the low season.
Children below the age of 5 years during a safari to Serengeti national park are not charged park entry fee. The park entry fee for Serengeti national park is similar to that which will be charged for Nyerere national park.
Apart from park entry fee at Serengeti national park, visitors are also charged concession fee as follows exclusive of 18% tax;
Concession fees for Serengeti national park is charged per person per night for visitors staying inside the national park. Adults will be charged concession fee of 30,000 TSH for East African citizens, 60 USD for non-East African citizens and the same will be charged for residents during the peak season.
During the low season, adults visiting Serengeti national park will be charged 30,000 TSH for East African citizens and 40 USD for both residents and non-East African citizens. Concession fees are to be paid up front.
For children aged between 5 and 15 years visiting Serengeti national park, concession fees of 10,000 TSH will be charged for East African citizens and 10 USD for non-residents and residents living in Tanzania both in the peak season and in the low season.
Other fees which visitors will be charged as they explore national parks in Tanzania include fines for vehicles causing accidents in the national park which is 200,000 TSH. The fine for over speeding in the national park is 50,000 TSH.
For filming around Serengeti national park, visitors will be charged 300 USD per person per day and the fee is inclusive of entrance fee, camping and filming fee. This charge applies to all nationalities.
The crew fees for guides, porters, campers, driver guides and cooks visiting Serengeti national park is TSH 3,500 which includes camping fees and conservation fees.
A multiple entry permit into any national park in Tanzania for a day permit is valid for 12 hours and this will allow multiple entries within that time. For a sleepover permit, multiple entries will be allowed for a period of 24 hours and entry will be allowed within the 24 hours.
Some of the important facts to note about the fees paid during a safari around the national parks in Tanzania include that fees paid will be non-refundable. Proof of identification will also be required at the entry gate in the national park.
East African citizens refer to nationals from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and South Sudan. Passports will be required to be presented at the gate by nationals of other East African member states. Private vehicles of East African citizens are prohibited from conducting any form of tourism business in the parks.
Other national parks around Tanzania which are managed by Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) include Nyerere national park, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Arusha national park, Kilimanjaro national park, Katavi national park, Mikumi national park, Ruaha national park, Rubondo island national park, Saadani national park, Kitulo national park, Mkomazi national park, Udzungwa mountains national park, Burigi-Chato national park, Ibanda-Kyerwa national park, Rumanyika-Karagwe Saanane national park, Gombe national park,Mahale national park, Ugalla river national park and Kigosi national park which are found across different parts of the country.
Visit Serengeti national park and enjoy an experience of exploring the vast savannah plains as you look out for different wildlife species.