How to Get Around Serengeti

How to Get Around Serengeti, Traveling in Serengeti National Park.

Complete guide to getting around Serengeti national park in the northern province of tanzania, Transport around Serengeti Park .Find visitor information on car rental & flights to Serengeti Tanzania.

In order to get to Arusha the nearest city, which serves as base for travelers visiting the northern province of Tanzania for big five wildlife viewing , the easiest way is to fly to Nairobi in Kenya or the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, where tanzania tour operator  will surely pick you up if your to travel on road  and drive the 320 km long journey takes around 7-8 hours, but the scenery is interesting during the Tanzania wildlife safari to Serengeti national park .

Find all the best options of getting around Tanzania’s Famous Serengeti National Park

How to Get to Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is located in a remote corner of our planet in the north of Tanzania. Even though this is one of the few places left where nature’s ancient rules and seasonal cycles have been more or less unaltered, the Serengeti is fairly easy to access and its done through two ways ie ground Transport and Flying .

The most convenient option is to fly from Arusha to one of the park’s seven airstrips. It is also possible to book an Serengeti safari in a 4×4 safari vehicle from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park and visit one or two other parks along the way. Of course it’s also possible to combine these options; book a one way Serengeti safari and fly back to Arusha. More information on the different safari possibilities may be found on going on a safari in Serengeti National Park.

Serengeti drive-in safaris


The most popular way to travel to Serengeti National Park by road is by booking a drive-in safari. In general the drive-in safaris start from the town of Arusha. As it will take approximately eight hours to travel from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park, an overnight stay at one or more wildlife sites en route is usually part of your safari itinerary.


Serengeti self-drive safaris


Although not recommended, the Serengeti National Park is accessible when travelling by (rental) vehicle. Please keep in mind that careful planning is necessary when driving by yourself through the Serengeti National Park. A 4×4 vehicle is required to be able to access all roads throughout the year. Petrol is sold at Seronera in the Southern Serengeti Area but driving is not permitted in the park after 19:00.


Serengeti access gates


There are four main entry and exit points:


  • Naabi Hill Gate (06:00 – 18:00): Main and most heavily trafficked access gate if coming from Arusha; 45km from Seronera.
  • Ndabaka Gate (06:00 – 18:00): Main gate for Western Corridor; 1.5 hour drive from Mwanza and 145km from Seronera – last entry at 16H00.
  • Klein’s Gate (06:00 – 18:00): In the far north-east, it allows a loop trip combining Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Natron – the latter just 2 to 3 hours from the park. Last entry at 16:00.
  • Bologonya Gate: en route to / from Kenya, but the border is closed and unlikely to open soon.