Electronic permits for Arusha's safari tourists

Pilot initiative introduced at Lake Manyara National Park

Tourists visiting the Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania are now being issued with electronic permits, as part of a pilot project introduced by the Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA).

The computerised e-permit system will run parallel to the existing manual permit system and is designed to improve customer care as well as increase park fees.

Tour operators must register online through the TANAPA website before arriving at Lake Manyara National Park.

Authorities say this will save time for visitors who will not be required to fill out paper work on arrival.

The news follows a march to save elephants and rhinos in Arusha on 14 October.