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Entrance Fees & Park Rules

Entrance fees to Nyerere National Park is based on the residency status of the tourist visiting the park. There are three park fee tiers. East Africa Citizens, Residents and Non - Residents. East Africa Citizens refers to Tanzania Citizens with valid National ID / Passports and citizens of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan in possesion of valid Passports. Residents refer to persons of any nationality residing in Tanzania with valid documentation from the Tanzanian government while the last category, "Non Residents" or "Foreign Tourists" refers to foreign visitors who do not reside in Tanzania.

The Park Entry Fees to Nyerere National Park for Non-Residents and Residents is USD 50 per adult per 24 hours and USD 30 per child under the age of 15 years old.
Apart from the Park Fees there is also Concession Fees which is applicable for people staying inside the park at any lodge, camp or hotel.

In case you are wondering how much it costs to go to Nyerere National Park for a tour, most Nyerere National Park Safari packages already include the entry fee for tourists so do confirm with your tour operator. Fly~In Safaris are the exception as the fee is usually payable upon landing. Note all information and fees listed here is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed for accuracy with the respective reserve authorities.

How to Pay / Mode of Payment : Payment in Cash US Dollars or Tanzania Shillings is accepted at the entry gates. Cashless modes are also typically accepted and you can pay via Visa & Mastercard. Nationals of other East Africa Countries member states must produce their passport at entry gate to avail the cheaper E.A rates.

Nyerere National Park Fees: Applicable 2023 ~ 2024

Park Fees

category non-resident residents**
east africa citizen
Adult US$ 50 US$ 50 Tsh 5,000
Child*** US$ 30 US$ 30 Tsh 3,000
Student**** US$ ** US$ *** Tsh ***

Concession Fees (Applicable for Visitors staying inside the Park)

category non-resident residents**
east africa citizen
Adult US$ 25 US$ 25 Tsh 5,000
Child*** US$ *** US$ *** Tsh ***
Student**** US$ ** US$ *** Tsh ***

* Some of the well known Lodges and Camps located inside the Nyerere National Park ( best accessed from Mteremi and Matembwe Gates) include Serena Mivumo River Lodge, Selous Serena Camp, Mbuyu Safari Camp, Beho Beho Camp, Stiegler’s Gorge Camp, Rufiji River Camp and Sand Rivers. The rate of USD 50 per adult per 24 hours therefore applies.

**East Africa citizen rates are applicable to residents of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi. Visitors are required to present their National ID (for Tanzanian citizens) or Passport displaying Work permits or appropriate Visas to prove resident status upon entrance into the park. Visitors without a valid passport are required to pay the non-resident rates.

*** Child rates are applicable to persons 5 to 15 years old. Persons under 5 are free.

****Students rates are only applicable for persons aged up to 23 years old, sponsored by a recognized learning institution, and in possession of a valid student ID and visiting the park on a pre arranged school-organised trip. Students must obtain permission to use these special rates at least two weeks in advance of their visit.

Camping Fees

public campsite private campsite*
east african residents
public campsite private campsite*
east african citizens
public campsite private campsite*
Adult US$ 30 US$ 50 US$ 30 US$ 50 TSHS 5,000 TSHS 10,000
Children US$ 20 US$ 30 US$ 20 US$ 30 TSHS 3,000 TSHS 5,000

Vehicle entry fees

local registered (TSHS) foreign registered (US$)
Tare weight up to 2000 kgs Tshs 20,000 US$ 50
Tare weight between 2001 - 3000 kgs Tshs 50,000 US$ 150
Tare weight between 3001 - 5000 kgs Tshs 75,000 US$ 200
Tare weight between 3001 - 5000 kgs Tshs 75,000 US$ 200
Tare weight above 5001– 7,000 kgs Tshs 100,000 US$ 300
Tare weight above 7,001 – 10,000 kgs TshS 500,000 US$ 500
Fuel tanker which should not exceed 10 Tones TshS 125,000 US$ 125

Other fees

category adult
Hot Air Balloon Landing Fee (per person per landing) Note - This is usually included in the Balloon Flight prices US$ 50
Horse Riding Fee (per horse per day) US$ 100
Filming Fees applicable to each person per day and covers entrance, camping and filming. This applies to all Nationalities: US$ 200

aircraft single landing fees

aircraft capacity landing fees
Scheduled Flights Local Registered (Per cycle within a same national park) TShs Local Registered (per landing) TShs Foreign Registered (per landing) US$
Up to 4 seaters Tshs 50,000 Tshs 40,000 US$ 100
5 - 12 seaters Tshs 60,000 Tshs 50,000 US$ 150
13 seaters and above Tshs 80,000 Tshs 70,000 US$ 300

Nyerere Park & Selous Reserve Rules

Various National Park Rules are in place to ensure that tourists are able to enjoy their visit without endangering themselves or the wildlife in the park. Please respect the Nyerere National Park rules and the park officials who are there to protect visitors, the wildlife and the environment.

Below are Park Rules and Regulations:

Leave the park undisturbed by not leaving or removing anything, animate or inanimate.

Our eco-system depends on a very delicate balance. The less we disturb it the longer we can enjoy it.