Flight route from Arusha (ARK) to the Serengeti (SEU)

Northern Tanzania is known as one of the world’s best areas when it comes to Safari and wildlife watching. Arusha is considered as the entry point to these areas.

Arusha airport is the primary local flights’ airport with multiple departures daily to the game rich northern safari circuit, including the Serengeti and Manyara, as well as Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam.

40 km away is Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), and is Tanzania’s international airport in the north. KIA services mainly international inbound and outbound flights.

Travel distance and time required

The Serengeti National Park is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. It is being constantly, but carefully developed to meet the expectations of the tourists. It is one of the most visited parks in the region. From safari to game viewing it is regarded as the place in which to see the great migration, the Big5, and the huge open spaces of Africa.

If you are planning to fly from Arusha to Serengeti there are multiple direct flights. The flight takes about 1.5 – 2 hours. There are multiple airstrips within the Serengeti. The aircraft crew know which ones to land at for the passengers they have onboard – it only depends on which hotel, lodge or campsite you’ll be staying at.

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What to expect on your flight?

On take-off there is a good chance that you’ll see the slopes and peak of Mount Kilimanjaro off to the east, as well as Mount Meru close by. Heading west to the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with its full glory can be seen. Lake Empakaii can also be seen within the same area, itself a popular tourist destination. The Ngorongoro plains also present a spectacular view. Soon the vast plains of the Serengeti come into view.

Serengeti Airports

These are primarily grassed or gravel landing strips only, with no facilities and luxuries. You need to have booked your accommodation in advance, and your hotel will have advance knowledge of your ETA, thus having transport waiting for your arrival.

The Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is one of the best and the most viewed destinations of the region. The park also features the Great Migration which sees over 2 million animals following the rains in search of food, followed by predators. The Serengeti Ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the world. The specialties of the park include the Nile crocodile as well as the honey badger. Located by the Kenyan Border this park serves as one of the most important places for safari trips.

The park has been divided into three parts for the ease of the tourists. The first one is the Serengeti National Park Plains, then comes the western corridor and the lastly the northern Serengeti. Listed as a category II Park by the UN, proactive measures are taken to protect the biodiversity. This also means that all legal measures are also in place to make sure that the natural habitat of the park is protected. You would also love the Snapshot Serengeti project the participants of which have installed cameras all over the park.

Highlights of Serengeti