What is Tanapa in Tanzania
The Tanzania National Parks Authority commonly known as TANAPA is responsible for the management of Tanzania’s national parks. TANAPA was founded in 1959 with its headquarters in Arusha and manages the nation’s 22 National parks and has the mandate to conserve and manage the wildlife in Tanzania, and to enforce the related laws and regulations in this industry. It manages the biodiversity of the country, protecting and conserving the flora and fauna. The organization does not have a mandate over the game reserves such as the Selous Game Reserve which is managed by the Tanzanian Wildlife Division and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area managed by the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority.
It is TANAPA’s goal to protect the wildlife and natural resources living in the park and to ensure tourists do not cause damage to the ecosystem. The organization has received various donations of vehicles and aircraft to help train rangers with modern technology and techniques.
TANAPA also pays to maintain the park facilities for tourists and conservation activities such as Roads, Gates, Boundaries, and Airstrips and currently manages 26 airstrips throughout its network of national parks. Often forest fires break out in the parks and it is under TANAPA’s mandate to put them out.
What are concession fees?
Concession/Conservation/Camping fees are all the same thing and are a charge for staying overnight within the park in addition to the entry park fee. For example, if you stay in a tented camp in Serengeti you will pay $70.80 for high season and $59 for the low season for each night in addition to the park entry fee and the actual charge to the company that owns the tented camp.
Park Fees are the entry fee to the park and they cover 24 hours from the arrival time.
Photography Fees are related to professional photographers’ film crews for use of special equipment and rights – not for the average safari tourist with a cell phone or even a nice big impressive-looking camera.
Motor vehicle entrance fee – this is a daily fee for the vehicle to be within the park – so yes would be payable on a self-drive safari.
How much does Tanzania National Park cost?
Tanzania’s national parks authority (TANAPA) introduced a new entrance and camping fee at four parks — Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Nyere, and Arusha. The good news is that most fees for Serengeti and Kilimanjaro remain unchanged.
The high season entrance fees at Arusha, Manyara, and Tarangire were raised to US$59 per adult while the low season fee remains the same (US$53.10). The overnight camping fee at those three parks is now US$70.80 and US$59 (high season/low season) per adult.
Formerly called Selous Game Reserve, Nyere National Park now charges US$82.60 and US$70.80 (high season/low season) for adult entrance; US$78.80 and US$59 per adult for camping (high season/low season).
For park fees, the “High Season” runs from July to March and May to June; the “Low Season” from march to June.
For camping fees, the “High Season” runs from July to September; the “Low Season” runs from October to June.
Is the Serengeti Protected?
The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa. It spans 12,000 square miles (30,000 square kilometers), according to NASA, giving rise to its name, which is derived from the Maasai language and means “endless plains.” This region of Africa is located in north Tanzania and extends to southwestern Kenya
The Serengeti encompasses Serengeti National Park and a number of protected game reserves and conservation areas maintained by the governments of Tanzania and Kenya. The region hosts the largest mammal migration in the world and is a popular destination for African safaris
Which Low and Peak Season on safari by Tanzania National Park?
Peak Season is from 16th May – 14th March and Low Season is from 15th March – 15th May. That means we have 2 Months of Low season in the year and the rest in Peak Seasons. The Peak season entrance fees at Arusha, Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks rose to US$59 per adult while the Low season fee remains the same (US$53.10). The overnight camping fee at those three parks is now US$70.80 in Peak Season and US$59 in Low Season per adult.
The Peak season entrance fees at Serengeti National Park rose to US$82.9 per adult while the Low season fee remains the same US$70.8. The overnight camping fee at those three parks is now US$70.80 in Peak Season and US$59 in Low Season per adult. Learn more from Tanzania National Parks
Can I pay Park Entrance Fees at the gate?
You cannot pay cash at a Park Gate in Tanzania’s National Parks. They usually insist on either the pre-paid Exxim Card or your personal MasterCard. NCAA is particularly strict on enforcing this. National Park opening hours are 6 am to 6 pm daily, For Ngorongoro, you need a guide to enter the Crater, The TANAPA certified guide is allocated to you at the Gate Office in Ngorongoro NP, For Ngorongoro, if you don’t enter the Crater Floor you don’t pay Crater fee of USD 200 per vehicle and National Park opening hours are 6 am to 6 pm daily.
How do I pay a parking fee in Tanzania?
Entry fees are to be paid when entering the park and reserves. Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) has introduced a smart card system where the money is loaded onto a card that is presented at the park gates. The prepaid cards are available at CRDB Bank in US dollars or Tanzania shillings and National Park opening hours are 6 am to 6 pm daily.
Park Fees for Adults to Arusha National Park is$53.10, Kilimanjaro National Park-$82.60, Lake Manyara National Park-$53.10, Ngorongoro Conservation area-$70.80, Serengeti national park-$70.80, Tarangire National Park-$53.10 and Park Fees for Children to, Arusha National Park-$17.70, Kilimanjaro National park-$23.60, Lake Manyara national park-$17.70, Ngorongoro conservation area-$23.60, Serengeti National Park-$23.60, Tarangire national park-$17.70
Camping Fees for Public to, Arusha National park-$35.40, Kilimanjaro National Park-$59.0, Lake Manyara national park-35.40, Ngorongoro Conservation area-$47.20, Serengeti National park-$35.40, Tarangire National park-$35.40
Special Campsite fees to Arusha National Park-$59.0, Kilimanjaro national park-$59.0, Lake Manyara National park-$59.0, Ngorongoro conservation area-$70.80, Serengeti national park-$59.0, Tarangire National park-$59.0, Ngorongoro crater fees-$295
Ranger fee is $17.70 to Oldupai gorge-Adults ($35.40) Children ($11.80), Letoli foot prints- Adults ($23.60) Children ($11.80)
Mountain Cabins fees to Mt. Kilimanjaro-$70.80, Mt.Meru-$35.40 and other fees charged in Tanzania parks are Photography fees-$100 and Over speeding for all types of Vehicles-$100
Tanzania Park & concession fees
A big part of the Ndutu plain is in the Ngorongoro conservation area and a small part on the Serengeti side. Most of the visitors pay Ngorongoro to spend much of their time in the Ndutu plain which is on the Ngorongoro side. You don’t pay 2 separate park fees unless you need to spend your time in Ndutu plain which is the Ngorongoro side and sleep in the Ndutu area in the Serengeti park side.
Park fees for Adults for both Ngorongoro and Serengeti park USD 60 + 18% VAT per person per day in 24hours and the concession fee is USD 50 + 18% VAT per night. Tarangire and Lake Manyara park cost around USD 45 + 18% VAT per person per day for park fees in 24 hours and concession fee USD 50 +18% per person per night.
For children aged 5-15years for both Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation cost USD 20 + 18% VAT and for Tarangire and Manyara Park cost USD 15 per child per day (24 hours) and concession fees USD 50 + 18% VAT.
So when is the low season in Tanzania?
The low season generally runs from March to June with long rains and November to mid-December with short rains. The months of April, May, and November are the best periods to enjoy great savings and spectacular offers in accommodation
What is the best month to visit Tanzania?
The best time to visit Tanzania is from July to October when the country is at its driest. This coincides with the migration river crossings; however, all the parks offer amazing wildlife sightings at this time as the grasses and bush are at their least dense.