Serengeti National Park fees
Serengeti National Park fees : Serengeti national park is a great ecosystem and a famous tourist destination in Tanzania and East Africa, this beautiful park is one of the most visited destinations in Tanzania and it is situated in the northern Tanzania in Mara and Simiyu regions. Serengeti national park is well known for the wildebeest migration which is a migration of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles, these animals move northwards from the southern grassy plains in search for green pasture.
Serengeti national park is managed and administered by Tanzania National Park (TANAPA), this body is responsible for drafting park fees at Serengeti national park. these fees were drafted basing on many factors and put in various categories as shown below.
Park entry fees
Park entrance fees in Serengeti national park are fees paid to allow tourists to enter in the park, these fees are charged to every individual basing on the status of the tourist and the age group of the individual. Park entry fees are paid daily and they are valid for only 24 hours and they include a game drive in the park.
|Age group||Status of the tourists|
|Residents/ Expatriates (US$)|
|Above the age of 16 years||60||30|
|Between the age of 5-15 years||20||10|
|Children below the age of 5 years||free||free|
Activity fees in Serengeti national park are fees paid to take part in each safari activity inside the park, these fees are paid per every activity on a daily basis.
|Activity (per person)||Adults Fees ( US$)||Children (US$)|
|Short walks (1-4 hours)||20||10|
|Long walks (above 4 hours )||25||15|
|Bush meal||US$ 5||US$ 5|
|Special||US$ 100||US$ 100|
Filming and video shooting fees
- Filming fees
Filming fees in Serengeti national park are fees paid by individuals visiting the park with purpose of filming purposes, these fees paid by each person per day and entitle individuals to free entrance, camping and filming.
Filming Fees – US$ 300
Note: These fees apply to every individuals regardless of their status (expatriates/residents and Non-East Africa Citizen)
- Video shooting fees
Video shooting fees in Serengeti national park are fees paid by all individuals visiting the park for video shooting such as music or movies recording, these fees are charged a group of filming crew of 2-20 individuals and they are paid on top of conservation fees
- Park US$ 100
- TANAPA headquarters US$ 50
Motor vehicle and aircraft fees
- Motor Vehicle entry fees
Motor vehicles entry fees in Serengeti national park are fees paid by each and every vehicle at entry, these fees were structured basing on the status of the vehicle and its weight measured in tonnes.
|Weight||Tanzania and EAC private vehicles (Tshs)||Foreign registered (US$)|
|Tare weight up to 2000 kgs||20,000||40|
|Tare weight between 2001-3000kgs||35,000||150|
|Tare weight between 3001-7000 kgs||60,000||200|
|Tare weight above 7001 kgs – 10,000 kgs||150,000||300|
|Open vehicles||50%of normal vehicle fee||50% of normal vehicle fee|
- Vehicles stationed in the park (non-commercial)
These fees are paid by all vehicles which are stationed inside Serengeti, these fees were structured and paid basing on the weight carried by the vehicle in tonnes
|Tare weight up to 2000 kgs||50,000|
|Tare weight between 2001-3000 kgs||100,000|
|Tare weight over 7001 kgs- 10000 kgs||200,000|
Note: All vehicles with a status of East African private are prohibited from conducting any business in Serengeti national park.
- Tractor, trailer and aircraft fees
Tractors, trailer and aircrafts fees are charged to traitors, trailers and aircrafts accessing in Serengeti national park
|Tractor and trailers||50,000|
- Aircraft landing fees
All aircrafts landing in Serengeti are charged depending on the status of the aircraft (foreign aircrafts and local aircrafts) and the carrying capacity of the aircraft .
|Carrying capacity||Private (US$)||Commercial (US$)|
|Up to 4 seater||50||120|
|Over 13 seater||170||320|
|Local Aircrafts Fees (Tshs) Fees (Tshs)|
|Up to 4 seater||10,000||15,000|
|Over 20 seater||50,000||60,000|
Camping fees in Serengeti are fees charged to tourists who want to enjoy camping experience, these fees are charged depending the type of the camp and age group.
|Age group||Type of the camp|
|Public campsite(US$)||Special and seasonal campsite(US$)||Fly camping|
|Above the age of 16 years||30||50||50|
|Between the age of 5 – 15 years||5||10||10|
|Children below the age of 5 years||Free||Free|
Any mistake done by a vehicle in Serengeti national park is paid for as per TANAPA park fees struture, these
|Type of occurrence||Fees(Tshs)|
|Fine for over speeding||50,000|
|Fine for vehicles causing accidents||200,000|
|Guide fee||10 US$|
Park owned accommodation facilities
In Serengeti national park there are accommodation establishments which are owned by TANAPA offering accommodation to tourists visiting the park, these establishments are charged a fee
|Accommodation facility||Fees (US$)|
Important points to Note about Serengeti national park fees
Status/categories of tourists
As Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) was drafting fees at Serengeti national park the status of the tourist was a major basis
Expatriates/residents – the status of Expatriates/residents are individuals with residence in Tanzania but not citizens of Tanzania and any of East Africa Community member country (Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi). These individuals have to be in possession of residence permits of either class A, B and C, diplomatic passport or Id, exemption certificate or a temporary pass with an attachment of government receipt and acknowledgement letter.
Non-East Africa Community Citizens – these are international tourists who are neither residents of East African community member countries nor expatriates/residents, at Serengeti national park these people are required to present valid passports.
Fees in Serengeti national park are for single entry and paid by each individual
Fees and permits expire with 24 hours
- Tourists are required to present valid passports or national IDs as verification of their status
- Fees in Serengeti national park are 18% VAT exclusive
- Video shooting experience is done with consultations from the park’s management