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Costs & Fees for Serengeti National Park

Before heading out to Serengeti National Park, make sure you have enough money set aside! Depending on the tour you join, some food and accommodation may be included, but it’s always a good idea to have a bit extra just in case. Read our guide to gather all the important information about park fees and tipping while on safari in Serengeti National Park.

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Fees for Serengeti National Park

Park fees to Serengeti National Park for non-citizens is charged per person, per day. Adults over the age of 16 pay $60 USD; children aged 5-16 pay $20 USD; and children under the age of 5 are free. Weekly tickets are not available, and while this can certainly add up if travellers plan to stay for a week or longer, tour groups can often offer their travellers slightly discounted rates. 

 

Prices (per person, per day)
Adults (16+ years)$60 USD
Children (5-16 years)$20 USD
Children (0-5 years)free

How much does it cost to go to Serengeti?

On average, a one-week safari in Serengeti National Park can cost between $2,500 USD (budget) and $7,500 USD (luxury). Booking a safari with TourRadar provides the advantage of eliminating expenses as most amenities and permits are included in the price of the tour.

  • Accommodation

    The cost of accommodation in Serengeti National Park can vary in price significantly. Typically accommodation ranges from $200 to $1,000 per person/night. Rates mainly depend on the season and type of accommodation. When travelling during the low season you can save up to five times off the normal price. Sleeping in a tented camp instead of a luxury lodge will also save you a lot of money.
  • Tour guides

    Professional English speaking guides are almost always included in the price of your safari tour. 
  • Meals

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are usually included in a typical safari package. However, we always recommend personally verifying inclusions by reading the 'What's included' section on the page of your preferred tour. 
  • Transportation

    You will usually embark on your tour inside a 4x4 game drive vehicle with a pop-up roof, making it ideal for spotting animals. Prices for renting a car vary a lot and can only be done in big cities like Arusha (about eight hours drive).
  • Park fees

    Before heading out to Serengeti National Park, make sure you have enough money set aside for your park admission! Park admission fees are set per person, per day, though occasionally tour groups can set less-expensive rates for their travellers.
  • Tipping

    Tipping is customary while on a safari, and the typical expected amount is set at approximately $10 USD per person, per day for guides, and $5 USD per person, per day for trackers. Depending on the tour you join, some food and accommodation may be included, but it’s always a good idea to bring a little extra cash just in case. 
     

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