Tanzania National Parks Rules & Regulations

  • Driving in the parks is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.

  • The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Animals always have the right of way.

  • Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.

  • Keep to the authorized tracks only.

  • Do not pick, cut or destroy any vegetation or remove any object of biological interest, including eggs, bones and trophies.

  • Camping is allowed only in designated sites.

  • Picnicking is allowed only at designated sites.

  • Do not disturb or harass the wildlife in any way. Radios and music players are forbidden. Please do not imitate animal’s sounds, clap or pound on vehicle or hoot. Do not throw objects to attract animal’s attention.

  • Do not litter. Keep your waste in the vehicle until it can be properly disposed later at your lodge or camp. Litter can choke or poison animals and birds.

  • Do not smoke while on game drive and always dispose cigarettes carefully. A burning cigarette can start a wild fire that would cause damage to vegetation and suffering to wildlife and people.

  • Do not light or cause fire to be lit. If camping, be sure to extinguish your fire carefully.

  • All visitors must remain in their vehicle within 200 meters of any game animal. Leaving the vehicle in the parks is forbidden except in designated places.

  • Discourage your driver from approaching the animals too close (25 meters). Lions, cheetahs and leopards are especially nervous; a vehicle can hinder their hunting or make them leave a hard earned meal. Your driver may be banned from the area and/or lose his job.

  • Domestic pets are forbidden in the parks.

  • Ngorongoro Crater: You are required to hire a TANAPA guide before descending into the Crater.  

  • It’s is not allowed to use/operate drones in any park.

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

Northern Zone:

Tarangire National Park

Arusha National Park

Mkomazi National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Kilimanjaro National Park

Western Zone:

Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Saa Nane Islands National Park

Burigi-Chato National Park

Rubondo National Park

Gombe National Park

Mahale National Park

Southern Zone:

Ruaha National Park

Katavi National Park

Kitulo National Park

Eastern Zone:

Saadani National Park

Mikumi National Park

Udzungwa National Park

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REQUIRED:

  • Valid passport (and photocopy of picture page)

  • Visa (you may get upon arrival for $100 for US citizens and $50 for citizens of other countries

  • A picture ID (e.g. driver’s license) other than passport

 

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  • Driving in the parks is allowed between 6 am and 6 pm only.

  • The speed limit in the parks is 50km/h and 25km/h in the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Animals always have the right of way.

  • Never feed animals. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.

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Safaris & Treasures is based in Southern California and offers customized guided tours and safari consultancy services to Tanzania. We specialize in tailor-made safaris to Tanzania's northern and western zones, as well as beach destinations in the island of Zanzibar.

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