Serengeti National Park entry fees for 2021
Serengeti National Park entry fees for 2021: Serengeti national park is located in the northern part of Tanzania and is famous for its wildlife viewing experiences and to access this national park, visitors or tourists are required to pay entrance fees.
Park entry fees in 2021 for Serengeti national park are charges which are put in place by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) for tourists interested in exploring the national park and engaging in different activities at the destination. TANAPA also manages other national parks in Tanzania.
Around the 30th of July, Tanzania National Parks Authority announced the new park entry fees for the national parks in Tanzania and stated that the entrance fees would be valid from the 1st of August 2020 to 30th June 2021.
The entrance fees posted by Tanzania National Parks Authority for 2021 not only apply to Serengeti national park but also to other national parks in Tanzania and also include fees for multiple entries into the national parks.
Entrance fees for 2021 for the national parks in Tanzania like Serengeti national park also included in the new national parks such as Nyerere, Burigi, Chato, Ibanda-kyerwa, Kigosi, Ugalla river, and Rumanyika-karagwe as stated by TANAPA.
The park entrance fees in 2021 for Serengeti national park are per person interested in accessing the national park and are as follows;
- For persons of or above the age of 16 years; 70.8 USD
- For persons between the age of 5 and 15 years; 23.6 USD
- Children below the age of 5 do not pay entrance fees for Serengeti national park
Other fees payable in Serengeti national park during a safari include concession fees. These fees vary for foreign tourists, foreign residents and also for East Africans who pay for entrance fees in Tanzania shillings (TSH).
According to Tanzania National Parks Authority also, a day permit will be valid for about 12 hours and multiple entry will be allowed within the period of 12 hours. In the same way, a permit for 24 hours will also be valid for multiple entries within the stated hours in the national park.
The entrance fees issued for 2021 for Serengeti national park and other national parks in Tanzania is an initiative by TANAPA to increase the number of tourists visiting the country as well as income got from the sector.
Another reason for the issuing of the entrance fees for 2021 in Serengeti national park is also to improve the tourism environment within the national park for foreign tourists, foreign residents as well as for the East African community.
Some of the other changes made in the entrance fees for 2021 include a reduction in the canopy walkway fees for Lake Manyara national park. This activity involves walking along an 18 meter suspended bridge over the canopy of the forests in Lake Manyara national park while enjoying the views around the national park and getting a close experience with nature.
The northern part of Tanzania where Serengeti national park is located also consists of other national parks such as Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro conservation area and Arusha national park which also require entrance fees for tourists to access the national parks.
Serengeti national park is home to a variety of wildlife species and is popular among safari goers for the big 5 which include elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalos. These wildlife species can be seen during the many wildlife viewing activities which you can engage in during a visit to the national park upon completing the formalities for entering the national park such as the entrance fees.
The movement of over 2 million wildebeests is another natural phenomenon that Serengeti national park is known for. This great wildebeest migration takes place between Serengeti national park and Masai Mara national reserve in south western Kenya.
The great migration which is among the 7 natural wonders in Africa also involves movement of zebras along with the wildebeests. River crossings along the Mara river and Grumeti river are highlights of this wildebeest migration to look out for.
Over 500 bird species can also be seen during a safari in Serengeti national park in Tanzania. Due to the effect of the COVID 19 pandemic all around the world, tourism is among the sectors in Tanzania which were affected.
However with the reopening of airports and the different standard operation procedures put in place to be followed in the airports like Kilimanjaro international airport and also in the lodges and camps around the national parks in Tanzania, tourism activities are gradually progressing.
Activities which are carried out by tourists during their visits in Serengeti national park include the following;
- Game drives in Serengeti national park are experiences which involve driving around the open savannah plains of the national park. These game drives take place in the morning, in the afternoon as well as in the evening.
Wildlife species which can be seen during a safari in Serengeti national park include wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, antelopes, dik dik, impalas, lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, hippos, giraffes, hartebeests and many others. The dry season from June to October is a favorable time of the year to see the different wildlife species as they gather around the water sources.
- Guided nature walks take place in the company of an armed guide who takes the visitors through the open savannah plains where they can enjoy views of the hills, kopjes, rivers and valleys around Serengeti national park and observe wildlife species from a distance.
- Hot air balloon safaris are a unique way to experience the beauty of Serengeti national park from an aerial view. This activity is best carried out in the early hours of the morning.
The hot air balloon activity begins with a short briefing at the landing site before getting into the baskets to begin the experience. Watching the sunset over the open savannah plains of Serengeti national park is among the memorable moments while in the hot air balloon.
- Bird watching excursions also take place in Serengeti national park around the different birding locations in the national park. Birders can enjoy this activity in November to March when there are migratory and native birds in the national park.
These entrance fees for Serengeti national park are valid until 30th June 2021 according to a statement released by TANAPA which is in charge of national parks in Tanzania.