Ngorngoro Crater Fees

Norongoro Crater entry fees

Norongoro Crater entry fees

The tariffs for the Norongoro Crater Park, also known as the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Fees, are fixed by the Tanzanian government through the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority. All admire visitors who come to enjoy a lovely Tanzania safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area pay the conservation fees. The protected area was once named one of the world’s natural wonders in Arusha. It is situated on the way to the Serengeti National Park’s magnificent limitless plains. And if you are not going on a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater, you must pay the Norongoro Crater Park fees as travel. Conservation fees are paid per visitor and expire 24 hours after entry if the visitor is staying inside the park, much as every other protected national park in Tanzania.

The guest has to note that there is a difference between Norongoro Crater entry fees and Crater service fees. Even if you have paid the Norongoro Crater Park fees you are not allowed to descend down to the crater. One has to pay Ngorongoro crater service fees separately in order to descend down for the game drive at the base of the crater. Hence indirectly you have to pay both Conservation fees and crater service fees in order to enjoy great game drive at the park.Ngorongoro crater fees

Before visiting the park, all fees for the Norongoro Crater  and the Ngorongoro Crater Service are charged at the bank. The visitor would only be able to access the park after presenting a bank slip or serial number to the park gate for clearance. You pay the amount that corresponds to the number of days you’ll be going and the number of people you’ll be moving with. If you’re going on a Serengeti safari, you’ll have to pay a transit fee in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Both gates are prohibited from accepting cash and must also accept cashless payment options such as credit cards.
This is the same as other national park fees, such as those charged by the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and others.

The park accepts a variety of credit cards, including Visa, Master Card, among others.
If you pay with a credit card, you will be charged a surcharge that is determined by the credit card you use.
This surcharge represents the bank’s payment costs for the card’s clearing.

In addition to the Norongoro Crater entry fees and Crater service fees the guest must also be aware of Camping fees. They are charged also per person valid for 24 hours. In all the park entry fees there is 18% VAT added. If the guest is staying inside the Conservation Area there park fees are valid for 24hours.If the guest is staying out side the conservation area their park fees expire as soon as you check out of the gate. To enter the next day again you have to pay park entry fee again.

The crater operation fee is charged once as well, but it is only available for one entry.
The crater service fee, unlike the Norongoro Crater Park fees, is paid per safari car rather than per person.
As a result, the crater facility fee is split among the visitors. You would even pay for a credit card at the park gate if you didn’t prepare ahead of time and were charged interest after you arrived. The Tanzanian government sets or updates all park entrance fees after each finacial year.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area transit Fees

These are fees which are the same as Norongoro Crater Park fees with the only difference is that you are just passing through the conservation of Ngorongoro on your way to Serengeti national park.  The fee is the same figure with the conservation fee with only the twist of the words, this fee entitles you to do enroute game drive in Ngorongoro Conservation Area as you continue with your drive.  You will have a stop at Ngorongoro Crater view point to hae the aerial view of the majestic crater. You will not pay the crater service fee of 295usd if you are only passing through the conservation Area. This fee is mostly a surprise to the guests who do self drive and had planned for Serengeti national park safaris. You will only budget for the Serengeti national park entry fees since you are not aware of transit fee. This is one of the challenges self drive guests face during their safari unlike those who use the local tour operators.

Below is detail Norongoro Crater Park fees

Tanzania National park Park fees VAT Total
Ngorongoro Crater $60 $10.80 $70.80
Lake Manyara $45 $8.10 $53.10
Serengeti national park $60 $10.80 $70.80
Tarangire National Park $45 $8.10 $53.10
Kilimanjaro National Park $70 $12.60 $82.60
Arusha National Park $45 $8.10 $53.10
Camping Fees
Ngorongoro Crater $50.00 $9.00 $59.00
Serengeti National Park $50.00 $9.00 $59.00
Children from 5 years to 15 years
Lake Manyara N.Park $15 $2.7 $17.7
Tarangire national Park $15 $2.7 $17.7
Arusha National Park $15 $2.7 $17.7
Serengeti NationalPark $20 $3.60 $23.60
Ngorongoro Crater $20 $3.60 $23.60