Seronera Airport within the world-famous Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania. With just a dirt runway and located far from any major urban centre, there is not much to the Seronera Airport itself. But that's exactly the point. People who come here are in it for the thrill of the adventure of visiting one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on the planet. Where else can you see herds of gazelle sprinting across the plains or a pride of lions basking in the sun from your plane's window seat as you prepare to land?
Despite being a very tiny airstrip, there are quite a few flights to and from Seronera Airport due to its importance to the Serengeti National Park. Be sure to book your flight to Seronera by using Skyscanner so that you get the cheapest seats. You can also sign up for Price Alerts to ensure you are notified of any drop in airfare.
Flying to or from Seronera Airport
With just a dirt runway, the Seronera Airport can only handle small aircraft. Most flights fly to other Tanzanian airports, with the most popular routes being to Arusha, Manyara, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar. Coastal Aviation also operates a route to Entebbe in neighbouring Uganda. Because of the vast distances involved in seeing the many attractions of the region, not just the Serengeti, but also Kilimanjaro and Lake Victoria, getting around by plane is a popular option. Airlines currently serving Seronera Airport include:
- Air Excel
- Auric Air
- Coastal Aviation
- Regional Air
- Safari Plus
Chances are you will be arriving at Seronera as part of an organized safari, which will arrange transport to and from the airstrip. Likewise, if you aren't actually with an organized safari operator but are staying with a lodge or luxury tented camp then your accommodations will arrange pickup at the airstrip.
Seronera is little more than a dirt runway, and the "terminal" is simply a small hut with a bit of seating available, an information booth, and some refreshments. Despite its small size, it does offer wifi. Keep in mind when travelling to or from Seronera Airport that because of the small size of the planes you will want to limit the weight of your luggage. It is also advisable that you use soft luggage.
What to see and do in Seronera
Seronera is your base for exploring the southern Serengeti, arguably the most astonishing ecosystem on Earth. The region provides some of the highest concentrations of large mammals in the world, with the Seronera River's banks holding the densest concentration of leopards on the planet. Sightings of lions and cheetahs are also almost guaranteed in the region. Elephants and spotted hyenas are frequently observed west of the Seronera River. The Serengeti is especially famous for its Great Migration consisting of 1.3 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras, which occurs every year from October to November and is truly an unforgettable sight. Accommodations in the park range from basic campsites to luxurious lodges. Skyscanner can help you find a place to stay during your Serengeti adventure.