Non-Consumptive Wildlife Utilization

Non-consumptive wildlife utilization refers to a form of utilization which does not include taking-off of wildlife. Types of undertaking that exemplify this form of wildlife utilization include but not limited to activities such as operating tented camps, lodges, site seeing and educational activities.

This form of wildlife utilization is regulated by the Wildlife Conservation (Non-Consumptive Wildlife Utilization) Regulations of 2008 (G.N No.357 of 28/11/2008).
Non-consumptive wildlife utilization is conducted in areas such as Game Reserve, Game Controlled Areas, Wildlife Management Areas and Open Areas harboring  wildlife.

This form of wildlife utilization entails commercial and recreational activities such as;

  • Commercial photographing/filming/cinematograph; Rafting; canoeing and balloon flight (require prior consent from the Director of Wildlife)
  • Camping (in established camp site, special camp site or fly camp site)
  • Game viewing
  • Sport fishing
  • Motor boat safari
  • Night game drive

Conditions for business and investment

The applicant for business or investment on non-consumptive wildlife utilization shall be required to:-

  • Own a company registered by a competent authority in Tanzania.
  • Have established office premises.
  • Have capacity to carry out the business of non-consumptive wildlife utilization.
  • Comply with the general management plan of the area.
  • Obtain an EIA approval from a competent authority where applicable.
  • Sign an agreement with the Director of Wildlife on the modalities of establishing the investment or operations.
  • Pay fees as may be prescribed by the Director of Wildlife.
  • Comply with any other condition as may be prescribed by the Director of Wildlife

Fees structure for Non-consumptive wildlife utilization

Please refer to the third schedule in the mentioned regulations. However, find hereunder the types of fees and to where they apply.

S/N
ACTIVITY
GR
GCA
WMA
OA
1
Conservation (Bed night)
A
A
A
A
2
Personal Entry (walking safaris, game viewing)
A
NA
NA
NA
3
Wildlife activity (entry, game viewing, walking safari, bird watching and boating)
A
A
A
A
4
Night Game Drive Personal Entry
A
A
A
A
5
Vehicle Entry
A
A
A
A
6
Camping
A
A
A
A
7
Guiding
A
NA
NA
NA
8
Government Employed Guide
NA
A
A
A
9
Traditional guide
NA
A
A
A
10
Sport fishing
A
NA
NA
NA
11
Aircraft landing
A
A
A
A
12
Airstrip charges
A
NA
NA
NA
13
Concession
NA
A
A
A
14
Commercial photographing, Filming and Cinematograph
A
A
A
A
15
Motorboat Entry/boating
A
NA
NA
NA
16
Rafting/Canoeing
A
NA
NA
NA
17
Balloon operation
A
A
A
A
18
Balloon flight
A
A
A
A
19
Registered Tour guide
A
NA
NA
NA

 KEY:

  1. GR-GAME RESERVE
  2. GCA-GAME CONTROLED AREA
  3. WMA-WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
  4. OA-OPEN AREA
  5. A-APPLIED
  6. NA-NOT APPLIED
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