After the speculations it is now more likely and almost certain that Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA) is planning to announce the introduction to start the collection of the Concession Fee at the NCAA entrance gates starting from 1st December 2017, if all goes as per their plans. A similar procedure like the one that was introduced by Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) starting on the 1st July 2017 the procedure will affect all lodges / tented camps that are located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA).
Lodges and tented camps likely to be affected include the permanent lodges like Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Ndutu Safari Lodge and the luxurious Lake Masek Tented Camp which is owned and operated by Tanganyika Wilderness Camps.
‘The only property affected on Tanganyika Wilderness Camps’ (TWC) portfolio is Masek Tented Lodge – in the Ndutu Area. In the past, the corresponding Concession Fee has been included in our rates at $25 + 18 % VAT per person per night’ says a news blast by the Tanganyika Wilderness Camps’ Spokesperson and Marketing Manager.
If and when the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority embarks on this procedure and changes, the Concession Fee will be payable at any point of entry by the Tour Operators beginning from the 1st December 2017.
In most places the impact of this procedure will be an increment of about 25 USD and above (which is taxable by VAT 18%).
We will keep our esteemed clients and all safari lovers who would like to travel to Tanzania for their Tanzania Safari on the changes and what impact it will have on their already booked and confirmed trips.