GETTING TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FROM ARUSHA TANZANIA
Getting to Serengeti national park from Arusha Tanzania: Getting to Serengeti national park from Arusha can be achieved both by road driving and by air depending on what the client wants. We have conducted both driving and fly-in safaris to Serengeti national park from Arusha and out clients have all enjoyed their East Africa safaris tours thus whichever way one chooses to get to the park, the experience is overwhelming and fascinating. The time taken to get to Serengeti national par k from Arusha is always varying, this is usually determined by which part of Serengeti national park one is heading to since Serengeti national park is a very large park. Arusha is one of the best cities in Tanzania and as well the tourism center in Tanzania used by most of people heading to various parks in the Northern circuit including Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The beauty of it is that Arusha from Arusha one is able to take a flight to any destination in the northern circuit and as well harbors Arusha international Airport where tourists can enter and depart Tanzania.
To get to Serengeti national park which is part of the Northern Circuits, tourist pass through other parks including Lake Manyara national park which is a famous home to the endangered tree climbing lions. The other population of these tree climbing lions is found in western part of Uganda the pearl of Africa in the famous Queen Elizabeth national park’s Ishasha sector. From Lake Manyara national park, tourists pass through the Ngorongoro conservation area which is a famous destination for the world’s largest caldera that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and finally to Serengeti national park. The entire distance covers about 420 Kilometers from Arusha to Serengeti national park.
Below are different ways of getting to Serengeti national park from Arusha;
- Getting to Serengeti national park from Arusha by Road Transport;
In case you decide to spend an overnight in Arusha town, your journey to Serengeti national park from Arusha starts with early morning breakfast then embark on a 6-7 hours’ drive to park depending on the part of the park you booked your accommodation. First, you will drive along a smooth tarmacked road viewing different attractions along the road including coffee plantations with in Karatu after which your journey leads you to the Rift valley region probably with a stopover on Lake Manyara national park depending on your travel itinerary and hence connect to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro Conservational Area. Opting for an overnight in Lake Manyara national park can be a great opportunity to have stunning views of wildlife with in this park before embarking on your journey to your Final destination, Serengeti national park. One may as well decide to stopover at Tarangire national park for an overnight. This helps tourists to reduce on the driving time spent of the road from Arusha direct to Serengeti national park. For the case of a direct drive from Arusha to Serengeti national park, tourists should ensure that they start their journey early in the morning in order to manage the traffic along the highway from Arusha. The main entrance gate for tourists connecting to Serengeti national park from Arusha is Nabbi gate. This gate is strategically positioned in that tourists can actually have stunning views of the endless plains of Serengeti national park at this point.
Depending on which part of Serengeti national park you are driving to, below is a brief explanation of distance to get to Serengeti national park from Arusha;
Getting to Seronera area or Central part of Serengeti national park from Arusha by Road Transport is about 350 Kilometers thus takes about 5 hours’ drive. Seronera area is famous for River Seronera where various animals are seen quenching their thirst making it a great wildlife viewing point.
Getting to western corridor where Grumeti River is found is about 460 Kilometers from Arusha thus about 6 -7 hours’ drive is required from tourists who are driving from Arusha to this part of Serengeti national park. This region is famous in the annual wildebeest migration pattern where the wildebeests are seen crossing the Crocodile infested Grumeti River especially during the month of June and this however depends on the rain pattern.
Getting to the Northern part of Serengeti national park from Arusha by Road Transport takes about 8 hours or even 9 hours. This part of the park is also known for being the great spot during the annual wildebeest migration s the wildebeests are seen crossing over from the northern part of Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Maasai Mara national reserve in Kenya thus Getting to Serengeti national park from Arusha Tanzania.
- Getting to Serengeti national park from Arusha by Air;
Incase sitting in a car for a long drive is not your thing, relax as there are various airlines that offer domestic flights to different airstrips across Serengeti national park. There are 2 international airports in Arusha (Arusha international airport and Kilimanjaro international airport) where international tourists will land and these airports as well offer domestic flights to Serengeti national park. some of the airlines that offers these domestic flights to Serengeti national park include; Safari Link, Air Tanzania, Coastal Aviation, Regional Air to mention but a few.
Some of the airstrips in Serengeti national park include Seronera airstrip, Serengeti Kusini Airstrip, Kogatende Airstrip, Lobo Airstrip and many more depending on which part of Serengeti national park you intend to fly to. Getting to Serengeti national park by air is such a fascinating experience where tourists get to enjoy an aerial view of the plains of Serengeti national park and all that thrill within it.
Whether you get to Serengeti national park by road transport or by air transport, the park has a lot to offer you ranging from wildlife viewing safaris, Hot air balloon safaris, birding, nature walks and many more that will offer you a memorable experience during your Tanzania safari to Serengeti national park.