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In efforts to smoothen tourism services, particularly the system for payment of various fees, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority has come up with an improved payment system, which will make use of a special card named as: TANZANITE CARD, payable through National Microfinance Bank (NMB) in lieu of the former SMART CARD.

In essence, instead of using the “Ngorongoro Smart Card, this time around tourists and tour operators entering Ngorongoro Conservation Area, will use  TANZANITE CARDS, which will be issued and managed by NMB through a special account named as WALLET Account to be opened with any NMB bank branch. By this NOTICE, each Tour Operator is urged to visit any NMB Bank Branch to open WALLET Account, ready for use with effect from the 1st February 2017. The account will enable every customer to access his/her account through NMB, get statement of account from the Bank or online, transact with the bank any time as bank is on line 24hrs, deposit and withdraw funds or re-allocate funds as well as the ability to control its use (own management of account).

Thus, in view of the foregoing, the NCAA expects that from 1st February, 2017 all payment transactions will be done through your WALLET Account with NMB.

Nevertheless, with the improved payment system anybody with VISA/Master card can use the same to pay for NCA entry and all other fees payable to the NCAA subject to additional service charge of 1.5% of the respective NCAA fees.


The NCAA requests all of our customers to take all necessary initiative in acquiring a Tanzanite Card from the NMB Bank to avoid unnecessary inconveniences effective   from 1st February 2017.











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