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How do I Pay a Park Fee in Tanzania?

Comprehensive Guide on How to Pay Park Fees in Tanzania

Welcome to Mawe Lodges, your gateway to experiencing Tanzania’s spectacular wildlife and landscapes. Understanding how to pay park fees is essential to ensure a seamless adventure. Many travelers ask themselves how to pay park fees in Tanzania.

Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to pay park fees in Tanzania:

  1. Understand the Fee Structure
  • Park Fees: Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority(NCAA), and WMA(Wildlife Management Areas) set these fees. Sometimes, these fees are mentioned on official documents as conservation fees.
  • Concession Fees: Additional fees are charged for accommodation inside the parks.
  • Other Fees: Community fees or walking safari charges may apply in some areas.

2. Type of Park Fees

  • Entry or Conservation Fees: For access to national parks.
  • Camping Fees: If you choose to camp within the park. They are applied to all types of campsites, such as seasonal, mobile, public, premium, or semi-permanent.
  • Vehicle Fees: Applicable if you’re driving a personal or rental vehicle. Fees vary on the weight of the cars.

How to Pay

  1. Online Payment:

Some parks allow online payment of park entrance fees, and some do not. Always check official websites for updated data on how to pay your park fees online.

You can generate a permit ticket at the park entrance gates and pay using your preferred payment method like credit card or M-pesa.

2. Payment at Park Gates:

Some parks accept payments at the entrance via mobile money or credit cards. Always ask your Tour operator, our team member, or the national park authority to check if you can pay at the park gates.

Most National Parks accept major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard. American Express is not recommended.

Most national parks do not accept Cash payments; if it happens they do, then it should be in both Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) or USD.

3. Mawe Lodges Assistance

Pre-Arranged Payments: if you are staying at any of our properties that require you to pay the park fees, we can organize park fee payments on your behalf.

Advice and Information: Our staff can provide up-to-date fee information and advice about park entry fees whenever updated.

4. Receipts and Documentation

Always obtain and keep receipts of your payments.

You may be required to show these at park entrances or checkpoints.

5. Tips and Reminders

Plan in Advance: Some parks have limited capacity; pre-booking is advisable.

Check for Updates: Park fees can change; always check for the most current information.

Be Aware of Park Rules: Respect park guidelines to protect wildlife and the environment.

6. Cancellation and Refund Policy

Understand the refund policy in case of cancellations or changes to your itinerary.

Park fees to most national parks are non-refundable.

For Further Assistance
Contact Mawe Lodges’ customer service for any assistance or clarification on how to pay park fees in Tanzania.
Lastly, by following these steps, you can ensure that your payment of park fees is as smooth and hassle-free as possible, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking experiences that await in Tanzania’s national parks. Enjoy your adventure with Mawe Lodges!

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