Park Entrance Fees

When you plan a Serengeti wildlife safari in Tanzania, take a note that the park entrance fees of the Serengeti National park are a bit expensive compared to other national parks in Tanzania and  even the accommodations in the park is more expensive , dont worry about the travel time , the experience is worthy the price .  it is important to know the Government Park entrance fees that you need to pay before entering each Tanzania National Parks. These costs are essential to know as the Tanzania National park fees are high in cost.

It is also important to know that if you plan to pay the Tanzania National park fees yourself, then you need to pay the Tanzania National park fees with a Visa or Master Card Only as no cash is accepted.

Also, when you stay at Serengeti National Park or the Ngorongoro Crater, you need to pay park fees + the camping fees.

Below is a table for Tanzania National park fees. Please read carefully to understand the park fee & camping fees are different.

Other Park Fees

Tanzania National Park Park Fees VAT Total
Adults (17 years and above)
Lake Manyara National Park  $              45.00  $   8.10  $    53.10
Tarangire National Park  $              45.00  $   8.10  $    53.10
Serengeti National Park  $              60.00  $ 10.80  $    70.80
Ngorongoro Crater  $              60.00  $ 10.80  $    70.80
Arusha National Park  $              45.00  $   8.10  $    53.10
Kilimanjaro National Park  $              70.00  $ 12.60  $    82.60
Tanzania National Park Camping Fees VAT Total
Adults (17 years and above)
Serengeti National Park  $              50.00  $   9.00  $    59.00
Ngorongoro Crater  $              50.00  $   9.00  $    59.00
Tanzania National Park Park Fees VAT Total
Children (Age of 5 – 16)
Lake Manyara National Park  $              15.00  $   2.70  $    17.70
Tarangire National Park  $              15.00  $   2.70  $    17.70
Serengeti National Park  $              20.00  $   3.60  $    23.60
Ngorongoro Crater  $              20.00  $   3.60  $    23.60
Arusha National Park  $              15.00  $   2.70  $    17.70
Kilimanjaro National Park  $              20.00  $   3.60  $    23.60
Tanzania National Park Camping Fees VAT Total
Children (Age of 5 – 16)
Serengeti National Park  $              10.00  $   1.80  $    11.80
Ngorongoro Crater  $              10.00  $   1.80  $    11.80

The Ngorongoro crater vehicle entry fee is USD 295 per vehicle. This USD 295 only needs to be paid if you plan to descend (drive inside) the Ngorongoro cater. And yes, this USD 295 Ngorongoro crater vehicle entry fee is per vehicle and not per person!

Please also keep in mind that the Government can increase the Tanzania National park fees at anytime! The Tanzania National park fees above are for 1 day. If you are on a safari for more than a day or so, multiply the park fees accordingly.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA Transit Fees)

When you are commuting through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you are required to pay the NCA transit fees. As an example, you want to drive from Arusha to Serengeti and while enroute, you will cross Ngorongoro Conservation Area before entering the Serengeti National Park. In this scenario, you will be required to pay the NCA Transit fees at the Ngorongoro gates which is same as the Ngorongoro park fees mentioned above in the tables. Yes, even if you do not plan to descend inside the Ngorongoro crater, you still need to pay the NCA Transit fees. You do not need to pay the Ngorongoro crater vehicle entry fee of USD 295 per vehicle in this case as you do not descend inside the crater.