Serengeti National Park Rules

Serengeti National Park rules are the rules and guidelines that all visitors of Serengeti National Park Tanzania are expected to follow while in the park. Serengeti National Park rules are put up by the Tanzania National Parks Authority, the body responsible for the protection and conservation of Tanzania national parks. Serengeti National Park rules are in place to protect not only nature and wildlife, but also all those that visit the park.

Below are the Serengeti National Park rules that you should heed while on Serengeti National Park safaris, or in the park;

  • Serengeti National Park is opened from 6am to 6pm every day. Travelers are advised to plan their movement accordingly as the park cannot be opened before the allocated time, and all travelers ought to have exited by 6pm if they are not staying inside the park.
  • Maintain a 50km per hour speed while in the Serengeti Park. This is so that accidents are reduced if not avoided.
  • Off-track driving is not allowed in the Serengeti National Park. Travelers with express permission from park authority can drive off-track in the Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park Rules
Serengeti Game Drives
  • Do not enter with firearms in the Serengeti Park.
  • Feeding animals is highly prohibited. Animals in Serengeti National Park are wild, and know how to get food for themselves. There is no need to feed them to create animal dependency on humans.
  • Maintain a safe distance away from the animals. Getting too close to the wild animals stresses them out and thus end up becoming defensive. Be sure to be 100m away from the animals at all times in the Serengeti.
  • Smoking is prohibited in Serengeti National Park, while on game drives. Smoking in Serengeti National Park is to be done on designated smoking areas, like at your lodge or camp of stay if it is allowed.
  • Be sure to properly put out the fire from the cigarette butt after use. This is to avoid starting a fire which damages nature extremely.
  • Picnicking should be done in designated areas only.
  • Camping should be done in designated parts of the Serengeti National Park.
  • Animals in Serengeti National Park always have a right of way in the park. The Serengeti National Park is their home and you should respect them while visiting them.
  • Do not make noise in the park. Radios, music plates, hooting or any form of noise is not allowed. The animals may misinterpret these sounds and react to them.
  • Do not collect or uproot any specimen in the park. Specimen collection is only accepted to those travelers allowed to.
  • Do not litter in Serengeti National Park. Leave the park as you found it. Only leave behind your footprint, not rubbish.
  • Pets are not allowed in Serengeti National Park. The park is a wild animal area and should remain as such.

The above are the various Serengeti National Park rules that travelers and all visitors to the Serengeti must follow. The various Serengeti National Park rules all come with penalties should they be breached, including instant fines and or even immediate expulsion from the park.

Serengeti National Park is the most sought after Tanzania safari destination that most travelers look to visit while on a Tanzania safari tour. Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous and popular Africa safari destinations. Serengeti National Park is famous for hosting the African big 5 animals, amazing endless Serengeti Plains, and the Great Wildebeest Migration which is an annual natural phenomenon that sees over 2 million grazers including wildebeests, gazelles and zebras moving in cycles in the Serengeti National park before they make the iconic Grumeti River and Mara River crossing as they make their journey to Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya.

Serengeti National Park Rules
Serengeti Lions

Serengeti National Park Tanzania is a vast savanna area, of endless Serengeti Plains dotted with acacia trees and kopjes, with quite an abundance of wild game all that you can enjoy while on a Serengeti safari. The most done Serengeti National Park activity that travelers enjoy is the extensive game drive. Apart from game drives in Serengeti National park, travelers can also get to enjoy hot air balloon rides in Serengeti National Park, giving them an opportunity to see the park with a bird’s eye view.

Serengeti National Park is a beautiful Tanzania safari destination that you can visit all throughout the year, and enjoy the various activities and attractions there are. Get in touch with your trusted Tanzania safari tour operator to help you pitch an amazing Serengeti National Park safari


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