Arusha national park fees for Tanzanians : Arusha national park is a safari destination which is located in the northern part of Tanzania and park entrance fee is among the costs incurred during a safari to the national park.
The park entrance fee which is charged for Tanzanians visiting Arusha national park is as follows excluding 18% tax;
Tanzanians who are above the age of 16 years are considered adults and during tours to Arusha national park, they are charged park entrance fee of 10,000 Tanzania shillings in the low season and in the high season.
Children who are Tanzanians aged between 5 and 15 years visiting Arusha national park for safari are charged park entrance fee of 2,000 Tanzania shillings. Children below the age of 5 years visiting the national park are not charged park entrance fee.
Tanzanians are charged the same entrance fee as nationals of the different East African countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
When staying in park accommodation facilities around Arusha national park like huts, hostels, rest houses or bandas, Tanzanians above the age of 16 years are charged a fee of 5,000 Tanzania shillings per person while children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged a fee of 2,000 Tanzania shillings.
In Arusha national park, the huts where Tanzania tourists can stay during their tours include Miriakamba hut and saddle hit which are found on Mount Meru. Mount Meru is among the attractions which are found in the national park and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania.
Fees for canoeing during tours in Arusha national park charged to Tanzanians who are above the age of 16years is 5,000 Tanzania shillings and children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged canoeing fee of 2,000 Tanzania shillings.
During hikes on Mount Meru rescue fee is also charged for Tanzanian tourists visiting Arusha national park and this fee is 2,000 Tanzania shillings per person. The rescue fee once paid is non-refundable.
Another charge which Tanzanian tourists visiting Arusha national park are charged during safaris is concession fee. This fee is 30,000 Tanzania shillings for adults above 16 years of age and children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged concession fee of 10,000 Tanzania shillings.
Cycling is another activity carried out around during safaris Arusha national park and Tanzanian tourists are charged a fee of 30,000 Tanzania shillings.
Residents and nonresidents visiting Arusha national park are also charged differently during tours around Tanzania.
Expatriates or residents above the age of 16 years during safaris to Arusha national park are charged park entrance fee of 25 USD in the high or peak season while in the low season residents visiting the park are charged entrance fee of 22.5 USD.
Children aged between 5 and 15 years who are residents in Tanzania during safaris to Arusha national park are charged park entrance fee of 7.5 USD. Children below the age of 15 years are not charged park entrance fee.
Nonresidents visiting Arusha national park during safaris in Tanzania are charged park entrance fee of 50 USD in the high season and 45 USD in the low season for those above the age of 16 years.
During safaris in Arusha national park, children aged between 5 and 15 years of age are charged park entrance fee of 15 USD both in the low season and in the high season.
A number of activities are carried out during tours around Arusha national park and these activities include game drives around the plains, nature walks and forest walks, hiking, canoeing, bird watching and also cultural tours.
Arusha national park is home to numerous bird species and wildlife species such as buffalos, zebras, antelopes, impalas, colobus monkeys, baboons, giraffes, olive baboons, vervet monkeys among others can be seen during safaris at the destination.
Forest walks are also carried out during tours in Arusha national park and these walks begin from the plains and continue into the wooded part of the park where various wildlife and bird species can be encountered. Waterfalls can also be seen during forest walks around the destination.
Hiking around Arusha national park is another activity which is carried out during tours around the destination. Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4566 meters and it is a destination where hikes take about 4 days of hiking to the summit and back. This hike is a good way to prepare for a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest mountain in Africa.
Cultural tours are also carried out when visiting Tanzania and this activity involves interacting with the locals and getting to know more about their culture and way of life. Another activity which is done when visiting Arusha national park is canoeing which is carried out along the Momella lakes.
Arusha national park can be accessed by driving from Arusha town which is about 25 kilometers away. The drive takes about 45 minutes from Arusha to the national park. Tours to the northern part of Tanzania can be done by flights to Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport.