Serengeti National Park Entrance Fees For 2023 – 2024

Serengeti National Park Entrance Fees For 2023 – 2024 – The entrance fee to Serengeti National Park is dependent on the tourist’s country of residence. In addition to Peak and Low Season rates, there are a further two fee categories. Citizens, Residents, and Non-Residents (Foreign Tourists) of East Africa. Citizens of East Africa include Tanzanians with a valid National ID or Tanzanian Passport, as well as Kenyans, Ugandans, Rwandans, Burundians, and South Sudanese with valid Passports. Residents refer to persons of any nationality residing in Tanzania with valid documentation from the Tanzanian government, whereas “Non Residents” or “Foreign Tourists” refers to non-resident foreign visitors.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Foreign Tourists pay USD 70 per adult per 24 hours to enter Serengeti National Park during Peak season (16th May – 14th March) and USD 60 per adult per 24 hours during Low season (15th March – 15th May). Whether in High or Low season, children ages 5 to 15 are charged USD 20 per 24 hours. Please note that these prices include 18% VAT.
Children under the age of 5 are admitted free of charge.

The summary below lists the park fees for Tanzanian expatriates and residents, as well as the fees for Tanzanian and other East African citizens.

In addition to the Park Fees, tourists lodging at any Camp, Lodge, or Hotel located within Serengeti National Park must pay Concession Fees. During High Season (July to September), the hotel concession charge for foreign visitors staying in Serengeti is USD 60 per adult per 24 hours and USD 10 per child (5 to 15 years old) per 24 hours. The hotel concession fee for foreign tourists lodging in Serengeti during low season (October to June) is USD 50 per adult per 24 hours and USD 10 per child (5 to 15 years old) per 24 hours. 18% VAT is applicable to each of the above rates.

A foreign tourist or visitor staying at a hotel (Lodge or Camp) within Serengeti National Park during Peak season would pay USD 70 (park charge) plus USD 60 (Concession charge) plus 18% VAT = USD 153.40 per adult per 24 hours.

If you are curious about the cost of a tour to Serengeti National Park, you should clarify with your tour operator that most Serengeti National Park Safari packages already include the entry fee for tourists. The exception is fly-in safaris, for which the charge is typically paid upon landing. Note that all information and fees listed here are subject to change without notice and should be confirmed with the Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) authorities to ensure their accuracy.

At the entry gates, US Dollars or Tanzanian Shillings in cash are taken for payment. Visa and Mastercard are typically recognized as cashless payment methods. To receive the discounted E.A. rates, nationals of other East Africa Countries member states must present their passport at the entry gate.

Serengeti National Park Entrance Fees

Serengeti National Park (Naabi Hill, Ndabaka, Handajega, Fort Ikoma, Klein’s & Bolongoja Gates) Applicable 2023 ~2024

Adult US$ 70 US$ 60 US$ 35 TSH 10,000
Child (5 Years To 15 Years) US$ 20 US$ 20 US$ 10 TSH 2000
Children Below Age Of 5 Years US$ FREE US$ FREE US$ FREE US$ FREE

Naabi Private Camp, Namiri Plains Camp, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Asanja Africa, Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge, and Ngorongoro Wild Camp, among others, are among the well-known lodges and camps located within Serengeti National Park (best accessed through Naabi Gate).

**EAST AFRICA Residents of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan qualify for resident rates. At the reserve’s entrance, visitors must present their National ID (for Tanzanian citizens) or Passport displaying Work permits or appropriate Visas to prove resident status. Travelers without a valid passport must pay the non-resident fare.

Rules and Regulations of Serengeti National Park

The Rules and Regulations of Serengeti National Park are intended to ensure that visitors have an exceptional safari experience without endangering themselves or the park’s fauna. Please respect the laws and our rangers, who are there to protect visitors, the environment, and wildlife.

  • Driving in the park is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.
  • The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in Serengeti National Park.
  • Animals always have the right of way.
  • Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.
  • Keep to the authorized tracks only.
  • Do not pick, cut or destroy any vegetation or remove any object of biological interest, including eggs, bones and trophies.
  • Camping is allowed only in designated sites.
  • Picnicking is allowed only at designated sites.
  • Do not disturb or harass the wildlife in any way. Radios and music players are forbidden. Please do not imitate animal’s sounds, clap or pound on vehicle or hoot. Do not throw objects to attract animal’s attention.
  • Do not litter. Keep your waste in the vehicle until it can be properly disposed later at your lodge or camp. Litter can choke or poison animals and birds.
  • Do not smoke while on game drive and always dispose cigarettes carefully. A burning cigarette can start a wild fire that would cause damage to vegetation and suffering to wildlife and people.
  • Do not light or cause fire to be lit. If camping, be sure to extinguish your fire carefully.
  • All visitors must remain in their vehicle within 200 meters of any game animal. Leaving the vehicle in the parks is forbidden except in designated places.
  • Discourage your driver from approaching the animals too close (25 meters). Lions, cheetahs and leopards are especially nervous; a vehicle can hinder their hunting or make them leave a hard earned meal. Your driver may be banned from the area and/or lose his job.
  • Domestic pets are forbidden in the parks.
  • It’s is not allowed to use/operate drones in any park.
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