Tanzania raises entry fees to historical sites

Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Toruism (MNRT) has announced that it intends to increase entry fees to the country’s archaeological and historic sites; in some cases by as much as 900%. All sites under the control of the antiquities department will be affected, the most significant of these being Olduvai (Oldupai) Gorge.

The Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) has appealed to the Ministry to reconsider its decision and the increase has been put on hold pending the outcome of that appeal.