Distance from Kilimanjaro International airport to Serengeti national park

Distance from Kilimanjaro International airport to Serengeti national park : Kilimanjaro international airport is an international airport which tourists can fly to during their safaris to the northern destinations of Tanzania.

The distance from Kilimanjaro international airport to Serengeti national park is about 420 kilometers. It takes about 8 hours to drive from the airport to the gates of Serengeti national park during safaris.

Another option of getting to Serengeti national park during Tanzania safaris is by taking a domestic flight from Arusha airport to the airstrips around the national park such as Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Ndutu airstrip, Lobo airstrip, Grumeti airstrip, Sasakwa airstrip and also Kirawira airstrip.

Some of the airlines which offer domestic flights to Serengeti national park include Coastal aviation, Regional air, Flight link Tanzania among others. The flight from Arusha to Serengeti national park takes about 2 to 3 hours.

Alternatively after spending the first night of the safari in Arusha after landing at Kilimanjaro international airport, you can be driven to Serengeti national park and this drive can take about 7 hours, Distance from Kilimanjaro International airport . 4×4 safari vehicles are used during these drives and they can be rented for use during self-drives around the national park or a tour operator provides the safari vehicles to be used for driving the tourists as they explore Serengeti national park during their safaris.

Distance from Kilimanjaro International airport to Serengeti national park
Kilimanjaro International airport

Depending on the length of the safari to Serengeti national park, one can either choose to fly to Serengeti or to drive to the national park. Due to the long driving distance and time spent on the road, longer safaris in Serengeti national park are recommended and for those who have a short time for safari, they can choose flights to Serengeti national park during their Tanzania safaris.

Serengeti national park can be by also driving from the wildlife viewing destinations which are found close to the park such accessed as the Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park and also Arusha national park.

After getting to Serengeti national park for safaris, there is so much to explore including the vast savannah plains where numerous wildlife species like the big five (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos) can be seen during a safari. The national park covers over 14750 square kilometers.

Game drives are among the activities which are carried out during safaris in Serengeti national park and they can be done in the morning or afternoon and during the evening time while enjoying the sunset over the endless savannah plains of Serengeti national park. wildlife species which can be spotted during game drives around the national park include elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, kudu, waterbucks, impalas, zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, hartebeests, dik dik among others.

Hot air balloon safaris are also part of the experience during a tour around Serengeti national park. The hot air balloon ride takes about 1 hour and can be done in the different parts of Serengeti national park including the north, west, central and southern parts of the park. This activity gives an aerial view of the open plains of the national park and wildlife species can also be seen during the balloon ride which starts as early as 5:00 am.

There are also many bird species found in Serengeti national park which can be seen while exploring the woodlands, savannah plains and riverine forest areas in the national park. The best time to see these birds during a safari is around November to April.

Serengeti national park can also be explored by engaging in nature walks around the savannah plains. while moving on foot around the park with a ranger guide, wildlife species like zebras, buffalos, hippos, giraffes, impalas, kudu, dik dik among others.  These nature walks are done along the routes which are off the usual tracks followed during game drives around Serengeti national park while keeping a safe distance from the wildlife.

When visiting Tanzania for safaris, the dry season is recommended for a chance to see many wildlife species and this is around June to October which is a time when wildlife species gather around water sources or points. Even in the rainy months of the year like in March, April and May and also around November when wildlife species can be seen during safaris and it is also a low season when there are fewer tourists on safari around Serengeti national park.

For wildebeest migration safaris around Serengeti national park, tourists can visit the park at different times of the year since the migration takes place annually. The river crossings along the Mara river in the northern part of Serengeti national park and Grumeti river in the western part of the national park can be seen around June to August.

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Serengeti National Park Wildlife

Wildebeest around January to March can be spotted during safaris around the Ndutu area which is famous for the calving season. Over 8000 wildebeest calves are born during the calving season which is also a good time to see predators around the Ndutu area such as lions and leopards and cheetahs which hide around the grass plains to prey on the wildebeests.

During safaris in the central part of Serengeti national park or the Seronera area, the wildebeests can be seen around April and May as the graze around the savannah plains and many other wildlife species can be spotted while driving around the Seronera area.

Serengeti national park can be visited at any time of the year and safaris are popular at the national park when exploring the northern part of Tanzania.

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