Ngorongoro Conservation Area Concession Fees

Ngorongoro Conservation Area concession fees are the fares paid by travelers that get to spend the night in any accommodation inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the best, most beautiful and sought after Tanzania national parks by travelers who visit on an Africa safari tour any time of the year.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a beautiful rea that it is also known as the “Garden of Eden”. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, most sought after for its beauty and wildlife diversity.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts of the Ngorongoro Crater which is an inactive caldera, over 25,000 animals in the Ngorongoro Crater floor as well as all the big 5 animals. Apart from these, the array of birds in Ngorongoro Conservations Area, amazing scenery and landscapes as well as historical and cultural aspects do add the amazing touch and much more for travelers to encounter whilst on a Ngorongoro Crater safari any time of the year.

Most travelers visit Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater to enjoy crater game drive for a chance to spot the various wildlife including the bug 5 animals that are lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos which are a hard fond in most other Tanzania national parks! Other activities in Ngorongoro Conservation Area include the hot air balloon ride, guided crater rim walk, bird watching, Maasai Bomas visit, visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum, and so much more!

Travelers pressed with tome can visit for only a game drive in the crater floor, thereby not even spending a night in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. For those travelers after experiencing staying close to the conservation area as well as explore all that the area has to offer could opt to stay inside the conservation area.

Staying inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area however has travelers incurring a cost; the Ngorongoro Conservation Area concession fees come into play. Currently as of April 2023, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area concession fees are 71$ per person per night for foreign non-residents, whilst children aged 5 years to 15 years pay 12$ per person per night. Children that are below 5 years are exempted from Ngorongoro Conservation Area concession fees, as well as other Ngorongoro Conservation Area fees.

As noted, Ngorongoro Conservation Area concession fees are paid per person, per night spent in the conservancy.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Concession Fees
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Important to note that apart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area concession fees, there are a number of other Ngorongoro Conservation Area fees that are to be considered. Ngorongoro Conservation Area fees that travelers should consider include Ngorongoro Conservation Area entrance fees, Ngorongoro Conservation Area walking fees, among so many others.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area entrance fees currently are 71USD per person per entry or per day if you are not getting out of the park for adult foreign non-residents, 24USD per child per day/entry. Children below 5 years are exempted from Ngorongoro Conservation Area entrance fees. These rates include the 18% VAT.

For travelers interested in a Ngorongoro Crater drive have to pay 295USD per vehicle per entry.

When to visit Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area can be visited all throughout the year. Irrespective of seasonality, be sure that shall enjoy wild game viewing while on a Ngorongoro Crater drive or Ngorongoro Conservation Area safari. The Ngorongoro Crater floor animals are permanent residents and can thus be seen all throughout the year. The best time to visit however in terms of accessibility is in the dry season, when the paths are less slippery and the grass is not so over-grown hindering animal viewing.

Though the best time to visit is during the dry season, it is also the peak season when there are crowds in the park so travelers should expect them.

The wet season is also a good time tom visit for fewer travelers traveling then and more bird species that travelers can spot including the different migratory birds that visit during the months of November through April.

Get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch an amazing Ngorongoro Conservation Area safari suitable for you, any time of the year.

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