Tanzania parks rules & regulations


  • Driving in the parks is allowed between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. only.
  • Do not exceed 50km/h and no more than 25 kilometers/hour in the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Camping is permitted only in designated sites.
  • In the Ngorongoro Crater, picnicking is allowed only at designated sites.
  • Wild animals always have the right of way.
  • Keep to the authorized tracks only; you will be fined if you are found off the main tracks.
  • Do not disturb or harass the wildlife in any way. Radios and cassette/CD players are forbidden. Please do not imitate animals sounds, clap or pound on vehicle, or hoot. Do not throw objects to attract animal’s attention.
  • Do not leave litter in the area. 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 drives and always dispose cigarettes carefully while at camp. Burning cigarette can start a wildfire 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.
  • Never feed animals at your hotel or in the wild. It will upset their diet and lead to an unnecessary dependence on people.
  • Do not pick, cut, or destroy any vegetation or remove any object of biological interest, including eggs, bones, and trophies.
  • 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.