How to get to serengeti National park

How to get to serengeti National park: Serengeti national park lies in the northern tourism circuit of Tanzania located in the north region of Tanzania, the park is a UNESCO world heritage site covering an area of 14,750 square kilometers with four sections that is southern sector, north sector, Seronera and western Serengeti area.

Serengeti national park is a popular tourist destination with amazing scenery and beautiful wildlife together with the famous fascinating migration of wildlife, for a safari the park is accessed through four main entry and exit points that is

 Naabi hill gate

  Naabi hill gate is the main gate to Serengeti  park and has a heavily traffic if you are coming from Arusha town, from Arusha town Naabi gate is a drive 4-5 hours and a distance of 254.6 kilometers. From Seronera the gate is 45 kilometers and the gate operates from 06:00-18:00 daily.

serengeti park gate

Ndabaka gate

Ndabaka gate is a main gate for western corridor of Serengeti national park, this gate operates from 06:00-16:00 can be accessed from Mwanza and Seronera, from Mwanza it is a drive of 1.5 hours and from Seronera it is 145 kilometers.

Klein’s gate

Klein’s gate is situated in the Far East region of Serengeti park on a loop trip combining Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Natron. Klein’s gate is a drive of 2-3 hours to park and operates from 06:00-16:00 daily.

Bologonya gate

Bologonya gate is accessed while on en-route to and from Kenya

As a tourist going to Serengeti park for a safari, the park can be reached using both air and road means of transport.

Accessing Serengeti national park by road

Driving to Serengeti  park is an exciting activity as you encounter and witness some of the most scenic views on the way, drives start from Arusha town the beginning place from safaris in Serengeti npark. From Arusha town to Serengeti national park it is a drive of 8 hours, while using  Achieve global safaris we offer private drives in our comfortable and spacious tour vans to the park.

Note: when driving to Serengeti park it is very crucial to use a4X4 wheel car as it is strong enough to navigate through the routes leading to Serengeti national park.

Accessing Serengeti national park by air transport means 

Flying to Serengeti national park is probably the easiest way of accessing Serengeti national park for a safari that is international air travel, regional air travel and private safaris.

  International air travel

 For international air travel the most used entry point to Serengeti  park is Kilimanjaro international airport, this airport is situated 200 miles from Serengeti national park as it lies between Moshi and Arusha. International flights to Kilimanjaro international airport are offered by flight companies such as Turkish airlines, KLM and Ethiopian Airlines. There is also connecting flights from Dar es Salaam (DAR) which are offered by British airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and many more.

   Regional air travel

  With regional flights flying to Serengeti national park for safari has been made easy, regional flights are offered from Kilimanjaro international Airport or Arusha Airport. Regional flights leads to airstrips in Serengeti national park that is Seronera airstrip, Serengeti kusini airstrip, lobo airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Kirawira airstrip and kogatende airstrip. Regional flights to Serengeti park are operated by Tanzania’s local airlines that is Air Excel, Coastal Aviation and Regional Air.

It is also possible to fly directly from Kenya using jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi and Wilson Airport to any of airstrips in Serengeti national park, if you are flying from areas around Mwanza (Lake Victoria) the perfect airport to use is Mwanza Airport.

Scheduled private flights

For tourists who prefer flying more private to Serengeti  park for a safari, there is private charter flights from Kilimanjaro international Airport, Arusha Airport to airstrips in Serengeti  park that is Seronera airstrip, Serengeti kusini airstrip, lobo airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Kirawira airstrip and kogatende airstrip

Extra flight companies offering domestic flights to Serengeti national park include

  Coastal Aviation which flies to Serengeti

Safari Air Link flying to Serengeti

Auric Air flying to Serengeti

Air Tanzania which flies to Kilimanjaro Airport

Precision Air which flies to Serengeti, Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport

Regional Air, it flies to Serengeti, Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport

ZanAir flies only Arusha

Points to note while travelling to Serengeti national park for a safari

  • You require a valid identification for both East African community tourists and foreign tourists.
  • Park entry fees and other fees in the park are for single entry valid for only 24 hours.
  • Entry fees for a safari in Serengeti national park is only paid using MasterCard, Visa or via Tanapa (Tanzania national parks association) smart cards. Cash and any form of payment using other cards is not acceptable.
  • Fees once paid in Serengeti national park are not refundable upon your cancellation
  • East African community (EAC) citizens are citizens from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and south Sudan and when visiting Serengeti national park a valid national identification card is enough.
  • Non- East African Community tourists are required to produce a valid pass port at the entry gate.
  • Expatriates or residents in Tanzania together with their dependents must have the following documents to access Serengeti national park for a safari
  • Resident permits class A, B and C
  • Exemption certificate
  • Diplomatic passport or ID attached with government receipt and acknowledgement letter
  • Temporary pass attached with government receipt plus acknowledgement letter.

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