Tanzania National Parks has announced a range of new increased tariffs which are due to come into effect in July this year for the period up to June 2015. The new tariffs cover not only park entrance fees for foreign nonresident visitors, resident visitors, East Africans, and Tanzanians, but a range of other services like professional filming fees and aircraft landing charges among many others.
Notably tariffs for Tanzanian citizens have gone up sixfold, not exactly a recipe to encourage more domestic tourism to the national parks which in neighboring countries has become a major income stream for the lodges and safari camps, encouraged by favorable fee structures for citizen visitors.
The Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA), as do Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB), periodically reviews entrance fees, tariffs for services and concession fees or royalties to cater for risen costs due to inflation or else help in paying for infrastructure improvements like airstrips, roads, bridges, signage, and visitor centers.
Visit www.tanzaniaparks.com for more information about the national parks, game reserves, and marine parks under the management of the Tanzania National Park Authority.