How To Get To Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

The majority of safaris to the Serengeti start from the town of Arusha. The best option to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) which is situated about 46km or 29miles from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), just outside of Dar es Salaam, and use a domestic flight to get to Arusha Airport (ARK).

Optionally, you may take a cheaper flight starting in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, which is among the key transportation hubs in the whole of Africa, and then take a shuttle-bus to the town of Arusha. Usually you will be picked up by your tour operator from the airport within Tanzania who will cater for all your ground transportations as per your arrangements.

The most suitable means of moving from Arusha to the Serengeti is by taking a small charter plane to one of the numerousairstrips in the park.  From the Serengeti to Arusha it is approximately 325 kilometers or 202miles and will take 8 hours on road. The biggest part of the ride is bumpy, over dirt roads- but the trip offers beautiful scenery. You’ll be rewarded with views of wild life during your en-route game drives to the park. Also, if you travel by car, you’ll rarely do the whole trip in a single day. Usually, your safari tour will include a day or two in other parks on the way, reducing the trip to approximately half the total time.

Airlines & ticket prices

Domestic flights to Serengeti National Park

Passport, visa and other entry requirements

Airlines & ticket prices

Please check Skyscanner or, for multiple destination flights, check Expedia to see which airlines can take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) or Arusha Airport (ARK) and what tickets would cost.

Domestic flights to Serengeti National Park

Charter flights around parks are normally reserved by tour operators as part of your overall trip package. Domestic flights on the other hand can be reserved with various domestic carriers which include:

Air Tanzania

Precision Air

Regional Air

ZanAir

Safari Air Link

Coastal Aviation

Visa, passport, including other entry requirements

 

Serengeti ecosystem is one of the ancient existing ones on the planet and prides of various unique climatic conditions, unmatched plant and animal species that for millions of years have not transformed. The presence of Early man is really evident here with the discovery of his fossils in the Olduvai Gorge which date up to 2 million years back in time. A couple of adaptation, life as well as death patterns plus migrations are actually as old as some of the hills here.

More than a million wildebeests and 200,000 zebras move south coming from the northern slopes to the plains in the south during the short rains in the months of October and November. From there they proceed west until they eventually cross the river filled with hungry crocodiles. And reach the other side having green fresh pastures where they feed and even go through the calving phase that sees the re birth of thousands of wildebeests.
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