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Reaching to Serengeti National Park

Getting to Serengeti National Park

Reaching to Serengeti National Park

Reaching to Serengeti National Park- It can be seen that Serengeti National Park is found in one of the remote parts of the world. In spite of this, the park can easily be accessible through both air and road transportation. Most of the Serengeti National Park safaris start from the Kilimanjaro International Airport, while others start their Serengeti National Park safaris from Arusha, especially for those who are interested in road trips. It is possible that you can as well use both the road and the air to get to Serengeti National Park, and visitors who would like to use both transport means will get the most amazing safari experience, which is so very interesting.

Reaching to Serengeti National Park by air transport

From the town of Arusha, most visitors flock into this town to start their safari to the magical Serengeti National Park. While in Arusha town, the best and most convenient way to reach the town of Arusha is by flying to Kilimanjaro international airport, and from there you will have to drive for about 46 kilometers, which is roughly twenty-nine miles, to get to Arusha Town. Others can as well fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport, which is just near Dar es-Salaam, and then use the domestic flight to get you to Arusha airport.

There are various international flight options, such as KLM. Every day, Royal Dutch Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines fly (a couple of times each week).  There are daily flights form Kilimanjaro International Airport to Nairobi (NBO) in Kenya which offers visitors with a better chance to access the park.  The airlines include the British Airways, Emirates that do move to Dar es Salaam (DAR).

There is also another option whereby you will be able to fly on a cheaper flight, which commences from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and this is one of the busiest and the transport hub for the several visitors who are coming to the East African Region. From here, you will drive on the private or public means to Arusha town. Don’t get worried, the African Adventure Vacations Limited will pick you up from Nairobi, Kenya in our comfortable safari vehicles and drive you to Arusha Town, where you will stay at a comfortable lodge before we continue to Arusha the next morning. This is done once you have accepted and agreed to travel to Tanzania for an adventure vacation.

How can we travel from Arusha to Serengeti National Park?

From Arusha town to Serengeti National Park, the easiest means or the cheapest means of accessing or getting to Serengeti National Park is by taking the small chartered plane that will land you at one of the several airstrips that are found in the Serengeti National Park. This is for those who are tired and cannot drive long distances.

In one to five hours you will have reached Serengeti National Park’s seven airstrips from here. Nearby carriers such as Grumeti Air and Coastal Aviation handle all of the flights. Once you arrive at the airport, the hotel employees will pick you up and transport you to your final destination, where a welcome drink will be waiting for you. Please allow an additional 45 minutes to 2 hours for street travel, depending on the chosen location.

It is also possible to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO) or Wilson Airport (WIL) (JRO). Mwanza Airport is the preferred airport while traveling from the Lake Victoria region (MWZ). Nonstop flights are also available from the Serengeti to Zanzibar, Dares Salaam, and other Tanzanian national parks like Lake Manyara and Tarangire.

However, we have also succeeded in taking our visitors from Arusha town to Serengeti National Park through a road trip. We shall pick you up from Arusha airport or your hotel and drive you for about 8 hours to Serengeti National Park. It’s about 325 kilometers from Arusha to Serengeti National Park on the road.

Despite the fact that the majority of the ride is bumpy and takes place on country roads, the excursion provides a beautiful perspective, and you will enjoy it more than someone who has used the plain. During your on-the-way game drives to the recreation area, you’ll be rewarded with views of wild life. Similarly, if you travel by car, you will rarely be able to complete the journey in a single day. In most cases, your safari tour will include a brief stop at various parks along the way, limiting the outing to roughly a third of the whole time.

While using road transport, reaching to Serengeti National Park can be done through each of the following gates:

Accessing Serengeti National Park via Naab Hill Gate; this is the main gate used by tourists to enter Serengenti National Park for wildlife safaris. This gate is located approximately 45 kilometers from Seronera and is open daily from 0600 hours to 18 hours.

Accessing Serengeti National Park through Ndabaka Gate, the Western Corridor’s main entry point, about two hours from Mwanza and 145 kilometers from Seronera. Unless it’s too much effort, the entrance is open between 0600 and 1800 hours every day, except if it’s not too much problem, the last passage is at 1600 hours.

Accessing Serengeti National Park through Bologonya Gate is located en-route to or from Kenya. However, the railway is now closed and unlikely to reopen anytime soon.

Accessing Serengeti National Park via Kleins Gate; this is one of the Serengeti National Park entrances that is frequently used by visitors entering and exiting the park, and it is open daily.

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