02 July 2013
TANAPA FEES COLLECTIONS AT KATAVI, GOMBE, MAHALE, RUBONDO, SAANANE, SAADANI, MKOMAZI AND KITULO NATIONAL PARKS
As part of its endeavor to improve customer service by modernization of means of revenue collections, TANAPA introduced payment of fees by electronic systems using VISA, Master Cards and proprietary cards issued by both local and international banks since 2007 at Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti,Tarangire, Mikumi, Udzungwa and Ruaha National Parks.
Following introduction of this mode of payment we have witnessed great convenience in cash handling, more secure and much controls in revenue collection, and thus we wish to rollout the service to other parks namely; Katavi, Gombe, Mahale, Rubondo, Saadani, Mkomazi, Kitulo and SaananeNational Parks.
In that regard, TANAPA wishes to inform tour operators, Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO), Kilimanjaro Association of Tour Operators (KIATO) individual tourists and the general public that with effect from July 1st, 2013 TANAPA will start accepting electronic cards as means of payment of park fees at Katavi, Gombe, Mahale, Rubondo, Saadani, Mkomazi, Kitulo and Saanane National Parks.
Tour Operators are hereby advised to collect TANAPA branded cards at the following CRDB Bank branches i.e Nyanza, Bagamoyo, Mpanda, Kigoma, Geita, Mbeya and Mwanjelwa.
For tourists going to Gombe and Mahale National Parks can use POS machine at TANAPA Visitor Information Centre which is in Kigoma town and those going to Rubondo Island National Park can use the one which is at Saanane National Park.
Private tourists with either local or international VISA/MasterCard cards can use their cards for payment of park fees, using Point Of Sale Machines already deployed at respective entry points.