Tanzania National Park Fees range from $15 – $80 for international visitors. Before embarking on a Safari To Tanzania, it is essential to know the Government Park entrance fees.
You need to pay before entering each Tanzania National Park. These will help in setting up resources that help in the conservation of wildlife habitats and biodiversity.
If you plan to pay the Tanzania National Park Fees, pay with a Visa or Master Card Only, as no cash is accepted. Also, when you stay at Serengeti National Park or Ngorongoro Crater, you need to pay park fees + the camping fees. So how will it affect your Tanzania Safari Cost?
HOW MUCH ARE THE PARK FEES IN TANZANIA?
Park fees in Tanzania are pretty affordable. They range from $30 to $100 for international visitors. TANAPA manages all the national parks of Tanzania. But, Ngorongoro Conservation Area is operated by a separate organization.
The following are the TANAPA Conservation Entry Fees
|National Parks||Costs (in USD)|
|Mahale Mountains National Park||$94|
|Gombe Stream National Park||$118|
|Serengeti, Nyerere, and Mount Kilimanjaro||$83|
|Katavi, Ruaha, Mikumi, Saadani, Udzungwa Mountains||$60|
|Lake Manyara, Arusha, and Tarangire||$35|
Our Recommendation – If you stay in private accommodations inside the parks, you must also pay concession fees.
TANZANIA NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEES
Visitors pay entry fees before entering the Tanzania National Parks for safari activities.
There are several National Parks in Tanzania. And they have different entrance fees for residents and international visitors. The following are the entrance fees for other National Parks in Tanzania:
|National Park||East African Citizens (in TSh)||Residents/Expatriates (in USD)||International Visitors (in USD)||Children (between the age of 5-15)|
|Serengeti National Park||10,000||$35||$70||$20|
|Tarangire National Park||10,000||$25||$50||$15|
|Arusha National Park||10,000||$25||$50||$15|
|Lake Manyara National Park||10,000||$25||$50||$15|
|Mount Kilimanjaro National Park||10,000||$35||$70||$20|
|Ngorongoro Conservation Area||11,000||$35||$50||$20|
|Katavi National Park||5,000||$15||$30||$10|
|Gombe Stream National Park||10,000||$50||$100||$20|
|Ruaha National Park||5,000||$15||$30||$10|
|Mahale Mountains National Park||5,000||$40||$80||$20|
|Saadani National Park||5,000||$15||$30||$10|
|Udzungwa Mountains National Park||5,000||$15||$30||$10|
|Nyerere National Park||10,000||$35||$70||$20|
|Mikumi National Park||5,000||$15||$30||$10|
- Children below the age of 5 are not charged any entrance fees.
- The above prices are approximate and can be changed.
- Once purchased, the fees will be valid for 24 hours.
- TSh refers to the Tanzanian shilling.
- Remember that an 18% VAT is added to all the entrance fees.
Travellers prefer the Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, and Tarangire National Park. But visiting the other national parks will also be a wonderful experience.
VARIOUS TANZANIA NATIONAL PARK CIRCUITS & COST
1. Northern Safari Circuit Of Tanzania Cost
Costs for a Northern Circuit Safari in Tanzania start from $900. The northern circuit offers some great safari adventures. The north course consists of 4 national parks.
They are Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Tarangire National Park.
2. Southern Safari Circuit Of Tanzania Cost
The prices for a Tanzania Southern Circuit Safari start from $1500. They include parks like Nyerere National Park and Ruaha National Park.
3. Western Safari Circuit Of Tanzania Cost
A Tanzania Western Circuit Safari costs range from $1000 to $1500. The western circuit has the parks of Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Stream National Park.
Our Recommendation – All the above circuits have all costs included like entrance fees, accommodation costs, activities, costs, etc. It won’t matter which course you choose. They all offer something unique. But still, we recommend Northern Safari Circuit Tanzania.
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS IN TANZANIA FEES
Wildlife Management Areas are conservation areas set up to help the local communities of Tanzania. They are different from Game Reserves and National Parks. Thus, they have their entrance fee.
The following are the vehicle and entry fees of Wildlife Management Areas:
- Entrance Fees – For Adults: $12, and for children (5-17 years): $6. The price is valid for 24 hours.
- Vehicle Entrance Fees – Around 18 TSH for 24 hours.
- Camping Fees – Around $24 for adults and $12 for children, per person, per night.
Our Recommendations – Kids below the age of 5 are not charged any fee. And, if you stay at a lodge, you’ll have to pay concession fees. The rate is $18, per person, per night.
HOW DO I ARRANGE MY PARK ENTRANCE FEES?
The permits for certain areas have to be arranged in advance. The licenses can be paid at the entrance via credit cards (MasterCard or Visa). Debit cards and cash are not accepted.
In Ngorongoro Conservation Area, permits can’t be arranged and paid for at the entrance. The tour operator will have to issue your reservation. And the key needs to be paid for at the bank.
Wildlife Management Fees also need to be arranged and paid in advance. WMA is the fee for controlled wildlife regions outside the Tanzania National Parks.
OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT OF NATIONAL PARK FEES
The most convenient way to pay park fees is by credit card. Most national parks will accept credit cards.
- Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) – National Parks like Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, and Arusha National Park accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard).
- The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) accepts both Visa and MasterCard.
Our Recommendation – Tanzania National Park fees are typically included within your Tanzania Safari Packages. So you don’t need to worry about it.
TANZANIA NATIONAL PARK FEES & TANZANIA SAFARI COST
Lastly, you have the information on National Park Entrance Fees in Tanzania. It usually does not affect your Tanzania Safari Cost. Planning a Safari with an expert is best to ensure no last-minute surprises.
So, all that’s remaining is to visit this beautiful country and go on a Tanzania Safari. It’s going to be a brilliant experience that you’ll cherish forever.