Park Entrance Fees for Serengeti National Park 2021
Park entrance fees for Serengeti national park 2021 : The park entrance fees for Serengeti national park in the northern part of Tanzania effective on 1st July 2021 will change as announced by Tanzania National Park’s Authority (TANAPA).
Park entrance fees for Serengeti national park is currently at 70.8 USD for adults and 23.6 USD for children inclusive of tax. From the 1st of July, 2021, the entrance fees will change to 82.6 USD for adults and children will be charged 23.6 USD for entry into the national park.
Children below the age of 5 are not required to pay park entrance fees to enter Serengeti national park and the children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged park entrance fee of 23.6 USD for non-East African citizens.
Concession fees which children between the ages of 5 to15 years are required to pay is 11 USD without the taxes. The different payments made during safaris to Serengeti national park vary depending on the seasons such as the peak season and the low season.
The peak season in Serengeti national park is during the months of July to September and the low season is from October to June. During the peak season, many tourists visit the national park while during the low season the numbers of tourists visiting Serengeti national park is lower.
Other fees to be paid during safaris around Serengeti national park include concession fees which are paid by tourists staying in the lodges within the national park and this fee is currently at 59 USD and from 1st July 2021, the concession fees for Serengeti national park will be 70.8 USD.
East Africans visiting Serengeti national park are charged in Tanzania shillings (TSH). The park entrance fee paid by East Africans visiting the national park is 10,000 TSH without tax for adults above the age of 16 years.
For the east Africans visiting Serengeti national park between the age of 5 and 15 years, the park entrance fees they are charged is 2,000 TSH without taxes while children who are below 5 years of age are not charged park entrance fees.
Special campsite fees for Serengeti national park is 60 USD for adults, 5 USD for children aged between 5 and 15 years during the peak season and in the low season from June to October 50 USD for adults above the age of 16 years and 10 USD for children between the age of 5 and 15 years.
The special campsites and seasonal campsites around Serengeti national park require prior booking. Hostels are also charged differently during safaris around the national park and prior booking is also required.
Conservation fee during safaris in the national park is for multiple entry and fees which have been paid are non-refundable. When entering Serengeti national park during safaris, a proof of identification is required at the entry gate.
The different activities which are carried out around Serengeti national park such as hot air balloon safaris are charged separately. Hot air balloon safaris in the national park are organized by operators like Serengeti balloon safaris and cost about 599 USD.
Hot air balloon safaris are carried out in different parts of Serengeti national park such as the central Serengeti (all through the year) and also in the northern Serengeti during the months of June to October.
Other activities which are carried out during safaris in Serengeti national park include game drives in the morning, afternoon or evening, guided nature walks, bird watching experiences and community visits.
Game drive around Serengeti national park are carried out in different parts of the national park such as northern Serengeti, western Serengeti, central Serengeti or Seronera are and also round the southern plains at the destination.
The different wildlife species which can be seen during safaris around Serengeti national park include the big 5 like elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos. Other wildlife species in the national park include wildebeests, hippos, gazelles, waterbucks, giraffes, antelopes, impalas, kudu, hartebeests, hyenas, warthogs, elands, topi and many others.
The best time for wildlife viewing around Serengeti national park is during the dry season from June to October when wildlife species can be seen around water points in the national park during safaris.
There are also over 400 bird species which can be seen during safaris around Serengeti national park. Bird watching can be done at different times of the year but the months which are recommended for the activity is the wet season from November to April.
Guided nature walks are also carried out around Serengeti national park and involve exploring the national park on foot. This activity is carried out in the company of a ranger guide and involves exploring the remote areas of the national park. Wildlife species like elephants, buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, hippos, impalas, zebras among others can also be seen during the nature walks around the savannah plains of Serengeti national park.
Serengeti national park is part of the northern safari circuit of Tanzania which also consists of other destinations like Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park and the Ngorongoro conservation area.
The national park is also known for the annual wildebeest migration which involves movement of over 2 million wildebeests across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem in search of greener pastures and water.
The wildebeest migration is one of the largest animal migrations in the world and is also a natural wonder of Africa. Serengeti national park attracts tourists to visit the destination during the year to see as the herds of wildebeest graze around the savannah plains.
During the river crossings, many tourists also visit Serengeti national park to see the wildebeest migration across the Grumeti river found in the western part of the national park and also the Mara river which is found in the northern part of the national park.
Visit Serengeti national park and enjoy amazing wildlife viewing and also seeing the wildebeest migration as you explore the endless savannah plains and look out for wildlife species at the destination.