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RULES AND REGULATIONS

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Visitors must obey all reasonable instructions given by the Conservator and his staff. Read these rules and regulations carefully in conjunction with the information on the reverse of your entry permit.

Opening – Closing Hours

Gates and barriers will open at 0600 hours and close at 1800 hours, except for the Seneto Descent Gate, which close at 1600 hours. All vehicles must be out of the crater area before 6pm

Crater Access Roads

  • Seneto – descent only
  • Lerai – ascent only (beware of occasional descending vehicles)
  • Lemala (Sopa) – both descent and ascent

 

Rules for Vehicles

  • Keep to authorized roads and tracks. No off-road driving
  • Speed limits 25km/h in NCA
  • Only vehicles equipped with standard safaris equipment allowed in the Crater (heavy-duty jack; chain/rope; shovel/hoe; axe/panga)
  • No more than 5 vehicles around an animal or kill

Guides

All visitors to Ngorongoro Crater and to Oldupai Gorge must be accompanied by a licensed guide.

Preserving the Environment

  • Standing vegetation must not to be damaged or removed, other than removal for firewood
  • Campfires must not damage vegetation, must not be allowed to spread, and must be completely extinguished after use
  • Leave no litter
  • No entry to Lerai or Layanai forests
  • No dogs allowed in the crater
  • Visitors must not disturb or remove geological or archaeological deposits within the Oldupai Gorge
  • Keep quiet when viewing animals in close proximity Removal of Items from the Reserve

 

Please do not collect or remove any animal product, rocks, plants, seeds or nests. Live animal, insects, birds and reptiles should not be touched or removed from the NCA

payments of ngorongoro tariff by electronic revenue collection system

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA) uses SMART CARD to collect its revenue electronically. The electronic system reduces risks of carrying cash and / or cheques all the way while visiting Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Also the system increases efficiency through reducing unnecessary queues and delay at the gate before entering Ngorongoro Conservation Area. All fees such as entry fees, camping fees, vehicles fees, crater service fees, landing fees etc are payable at most local banks in Tanzania. After receiving the payments, bank issues a deposit slip which will enable the payer to obtain “NGORONGORO CARD” from the following centres known as Point Of Issue/Point of Sale:

  1. NCAA Arusha information Centre located opposite Air Tanzania Corporation and near Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) Arusha Office.
  2. Lodoare Main Entrance Gate to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  3. Tourism Office at NCAA HQ - Ngorongoro Crater.
  4. Naabi Hill Gate located in Serengeti National Park.

Ngorongoro’s main point of issue and point of Sale (POI/POS) is the Ngorongoro Information Centre located in Arusha town as many Tour Operator and tourists are coming to Ngorongoro through Arusha town.

The point of issue (POI) is the point whereby issuing of cards for visitors and staff will be done. The point of Sale (POS) is the Component of the system dealing with the receiving of all payment of products and services defined by Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority

CARD TYPES:
The NCAA electronic collection system uses eight (8) types of cards. Entry to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is only upon producing of the card at the entrance gate or at the Point of Access (POA). Types of the cards are as follows:

  1. CITIZEN CARD:
    This card is issued to the citizens of the United Republic of Tanzania. However for this purpose citizens means all citizens of East Africa Community (EAC)
  2. RESIDENT CARD:
    This card is issued to the residents of Tanzania or other EAC residents.
  3. NON RESIDENT CARD:
    This card is issued to the non residents of Tanzania and other EAC countries.
  4. CONCESSION CARD/ORGANIZED GROUP CARD:
    This card is issued to the visitor or group of visitors, with an authority or special permit with reference number from the Conservator of Ngorongoro. This card is aimed to cater for students, organized group, researchers or visitors who come for the purpose which requires a prior approval by the Conservator.
  5. TOUR OPERATOR CARD:
    This card is issued to tour operating companies.
  6. ANNUAL VEHICLE CARD:
    This card is issued to the vehicle having the rights to enter the NCAA for a period of one year.
  7. ANNUAL PERSONAL CARD
    This card is issued to the visitor to NCAA who can access the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for one year.
  8. STAFF CARD:
    This card is issued to NCAA staff.

 

 

 NEW TARIFF WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 2016

 

(a)  Entry Fees (Single Entry, 24 hours).

(i)                 Tanzania Citizens

Age Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

17 years and above.

10,000

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

2,000

Children below 5 years

Free

 

For Campers staff working in camps inside the Conservation Area  entry fee remains Tshs 1,500, per entry, for a Tanzanian crew.

 

(ii)          East African Citizens

Age Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

17 years and above.

10,000

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

5,000

Children below 5 years

Free

 

 

(iii)       Non East African Residents

Age Group

New Rates

(USD)

17 years and above.

60

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

20

Children below 5 years

Free

 

 

(b)   Motor Vehicle Permit.

(i)           Registered in Tanzania

 

Weight Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

Tare Weight below 2000kg

20,000

Tare Weight from 2000 to below 3000kg

35,000

Tare Weight from 3000 to below  7000kg

60,000

Tare Weight from 7000 and above.

150,000

For a Tanzania registered vehicle of tare weight below 2000kg that will be providing service to a campsite inside the conservation area entry fee remains at Tshs. 10,000.

 

(ii)          Foreign & Commercial Registered

 

Weight Group

New Rates

(USD)

Tare Weight below 2000kg.

40

Tare Weight from 2000 to below 3000kg.

150

Tare Weight from 3000 to below 7000kg.

200

Tare Weight from 7000 and above.

300

 

(c)  Annual Fee for Commercial Vehicles (Ngorongoro Residents).

 

Weight Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

Vehicle of tare weight below 2000kg.

100,000

Vehicle of  tare weight from 2000 to below 7000 Kg.

150,000

Tare weight from 7000kg and above.

250,000

Trailers & Tractors.

100,000

 

 

(d)   Motor Vehicle/Aircraft Accidents:

Uzito

New Rates

(Tshs)

Vehicle of Tare weight below  2000kg

200,000

Tare weight from 2001 to  10,000kg

200,000

All types of Aircrafts

200,000

 

 

(e)  Entry Fee to Cultural Bomas

Entry fee to cultural bomas is USD 20 per vehicle.

 

 

(f)     Camping Fees:

 

(i)           Public Campsite - Tanzania Citizens

 

Age Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

17 years and above.

10,000

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

5,000

Children below 5 years

Free

 

 

(ii)          Special Campsite - Tanzania Citizens

 

Age Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

17 years and above.

15,000

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

7,500

Children below 5 years

Free

 

For staff working in campsites the camping fee remains Tshs 4,000 per day for a Tanzanian crew.

 

(iii)        Public Campsite – East African Citizens

 

Age Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

17 years and above.

10,000

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

5,000

Children below 5 years

Free

         

(iv)          Special Campsite – East African Citizens

 

Age Group

New Rates

(Tshs)

17 years and above.

15,000

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

7,500

Children below 5 years

Free

 

 

(v)          Public Campsite – Non East African Resident:

 

Age Group

New Rates

(USD)

17 years and above.

40

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

20

Children below 5 years

Free

 

(vi)         Special Campsite – Non East African Resident

 

Age Group

New Rates

(USD)

17 years and above.

60

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

30

Children below 5 years

Free

 

(g)    Crater Service Fee:

 

Category

New Rates

(Tshs)

Tanzanians Citizen.

Tshs. 8,000  per vehicle

E.A.C Citizens

Tshs. 8,000 per vehicle

Non E.A.C  Citizen

USD 250 per vehicle

 

 

 

(h) Walking Safari Guide Fees:

 

 

New Rates

(Tshs)

Tanzania Citizens.

Tshs. 10,000 per person

EAC Citizens.

Tshs. 20,000 per person

Non- EAC Citizen.

USD 15 per person per day

USD 5 per person for duration not exceeding 2 hours.

 

(i)         Fee for Walking Safari Conducted by Hotels:

USD 5 per person will be paid for the walking safari conducted by the hotels, lodges and permanent tented camps inside NCA.

 

(j)         Endoro Nature Trail:

Hikers to Endoro River Waterfalls and Elephant caves will be charged USD 15 per person.

 

(k)       Permit fee for serving hot lunch in the Crater (Bush Lunch):

An amount of USD 20 per person will be charged when allowed to serve hot lunch in the crater.  The company granted to serve hot lunch in the crater will be obliged to pay Tshs. 30,000 every time such permit is issued.

 

(l)         Landing Fees for Aircraft and Helcopter:

 

(i)           Private and Locally Registered (in Tanzania)

 

Capacity

New Rates

(Tshs)

Up to 4 passengers

30,000 per landing

Between 5 and 12 passengers

40,000 per landing

More than 12 passengers

50,000 per landing

 

 

 

(i)           Private and Foreign Registered (Outside Tanzania)

 

Capacity

New Rates

(USD)

Up to 4 passengers

50 per landing

Between 5 and 12 passengers

150 per landing

More than 12 passengers

200 per landing

 

(ii)          Foreign Commercially Registered

 

Capacity

New Rates

(USD)

Up to 4 passengers

120 per landing

Between 5 and 12 passengers

170 per landing

More than 12 passengers

320 per landing

 

(iii)        Parking fee for airplane and helicopter will be Tshs 100,000 per day if registered in Tanzania and USD 100 per day if foreign registered.

 

(m)Filming/ Photographic Fees:

 

Every filming crew will pay USD 300 per day or an equivalent amount in Tanzania Shillings apart from other applicable Conservation fees such as entry, camping, and guiding.   Currently filming crew pays USD 300 per day to cover filming fee and other applicable park fees.

 

(n)      Penalty and Fines:

·                 Overspeeding charges will be 100,000 per vehicle.

 

·                 A person found to involve in fraud will be obliged to pay the normal fee plus 100% of the applicable fee as a penalty.

 

·                 Any unauthorised off road driving and similar offences which arise from prohibited actions in the Conservation Area will be charged Tshs 100,000.

 

 

(o)    Oldupai Gorge and Laetoli Foot Prints:

 

 

Foreigners

Laetoli Footprints (USD)

17 years and above.

20

Children aged 5 years and below 17 years

10

Children below 5 years

Free

 

For Tanzania Citizens Tshs 5,000 per person for adult and Tshs 1000 per person for children will apply.

Please note

 

  • Permit once issued is valid for one entry within 24 hours only.
  • Tariffs are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Meals for bush lunch must be pre cooked at a lodge/camp and taken down the Crater ready for services. Permission is at the discretion of the Conservator and permits will be issued on a first come first served basis.
  • NCAA will receive a free copy of each film in addition to the charges above. Master tape of each commercial film made shall be submitted to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.
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