Serengeti park entry fees are the conservation fees that all travelers and driver guides pay in order to access the park. The park fees are pre-paid at the bank in the Account of Tanzania national Park Authority (TANAPA) The Serengeti park entry fees is collected and managed by the Tanzania National Park Authority. All the wildlife Reserves of Tanzania are managed by the Wildlife division in the Ministry of natural resources and Tourism. The park entry fees are valid for 24 hours after checking in the park if you’re staying side the park. If one is staying on the camps outside the camp the park entry fees are valid till the till your exit the park. It does not matter how many times in a day you exit the park but each time you do your Serengeti park entry fees expire.
Serengeti park entry fees are prepaid at the bank before you go to the park. The park Authorities are not allowed to receive any cash at the gate. You can only pay at the get with the cashless credit card. When paying with credit card you will be charged a surcharge depending on the type of the credit card you are using. After making payments of the park entry fees at the bank you will go with the bank serial number which will be used to clear you at the gate. The fees are to be paid per person per day so you calculate the number of people times the number of days you are going to spend at the park
Serengeti park entry fees can be paid in US dollars or Tanzania shillings. Those are the only two currencies allowed for paying the park entry fees. The charge for the park entry fees for the guests are sub-divided in to two: The adult guests and children, they all pay the park entry fees but different rates. After paying your park entry fees you are allowed to do all the park activities that are directly managed by the park authority. The park entry fees excludes the private activities that are done at the park. Some of the park activities that are privately arranged at the park include Hot air Balloon Safaris, walking or nature walks, night game drives and others. The activities that are included at the Serengeti park entry fees are: Game drives, birding, visit of Tourist center and others.
Guests must also take note of that Serengeti park entry fees can be changed any time without notice. No one should take your cash at the park gate because you will be doing it at your own risks. Dodging to pay the park entry fees is a crime and liable of the penalty. You also required to have a valid passport and visa that shows your entry to the country. Serengeti park entry fees includes Value Added Tax (VAT). The park gates are daily opened from 7am to 7 pm allowing the guests to access the park early and leaving late. The Serengeti park entry fees are categorized in to 3 categories these are: Foreigners, Foreign residents and East African residents.
These are the first category of travelers which is more popular and dominates the tourism industry not only in Amboseli but entire Africa. They are the travelers from overseas that come to Kenya or Africa for the purpose of leisure only. They take a period less than two months and they return back to their home country.
These are the foreigners or tourists who possess the Tanzania residential status and they want to explore the beauty of Serengeti national park. They are given special rates simply because they are all ready contributing to the revenue of the country in one way or another. Its also a way of encouraging the foreigners who have acquired the country citizenship to move around the country to experience the beauty of the country.
East Africans or Residents
These are tourists that are residents or citizens of Tanzania and entire East African community member countries. All the member countries enjoy the same privileges as the Tanzanian residents and they pay the same rates.
All the foreigners pay money in dollars while the East Africans and Tanzania residents pay money in Tanzania shillings. There are also other kind of Serengeti national park that are a must pay if you have to enter the park like: Vehicle fees, aircraft fees, trucks and delivery van fees, animal passes, special services and activities, camping fees and others. For more information on Serengeti national park fees, please check out the Tanzania National Park Authority tariff plan for 2020/2021.
Below is breakdown of Serengeti national park fees excluding 18% VAT
FOREIGNERS /NON RESIDENTS (usd)
Children below 5 years of age Free entry
Children below 5 years free entry
Tanzania National park fees including VAT
Excluding VAT Includes VAT
|Arusha National Park||$ 45.00||$ 53.10|
|Tarangire National Park||$ 45.00||$ 53.10|
|Lake Manyara National Park||$ 45.00||$ 53.10|
|Ngorongoro||$ 60.00||$ 70.80|
|NCAA Crater Fee – Per Vehicle||$ 250.00||$ 295.00|
|Serengeti National Park||$ 60.00||$ 70.80|
|Olduvai Gorge||$ 30.00||$ 35.40|
Public Camping fees
Children above 5 but below 15 years 5 $
Children below 5 years Free .