Serengeti National Park Gates
Serengeti National Park gates are the passages through which tourists can access the park, so as to explore and do various activities in Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is one of the most visited Africa national parks, and the most beautiful and famous Tanzania national park that travellers from far and wide do travel miles to come and encounter the amazing wildlife in Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is situated in the northern region of Tanzania, in the northern safari circuit if Tanzania that is most visited in Tanzania.
Serengeti National Park is one of the seven wonders in Africa, which is attributed to the spectacular annual wildebeest migration that sees millions of wildebeests and other wildlife in Serengeti National Park cross the Mara River infested with predators like crocodiles, to the equally magnificent Masai Mara National Game Reserve of Kenya.
Serengeti National Park is approximately 335km from Arusha town, the biggest tourism town in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park can be accessed by both road and air from Arusha town, and there are a number of Serengeti National Park gates that travellers can use to access the park, depending on their routes used and where it is they intend to be while in Serengeti National Park. Below are the commonly used Serengeti National Park gates that travellers use to access the park;
Fort Ikoma Gate
Fort Ikoma gate is the official entrance and exit point to Serengeti National Park. Fort Ikoma gate is located in the north western border of Serengeti National Park, and is a few kilometres south of the entrance point to Grumenti Game Reserve, Robanda village and is also a few kilometres north of the Ikoma historical site. Fort Ikoma gate has a security gate, coffee and souvenir shops, toilets as well as TANAPA administrative offices from where tourists can pay for their entrance fees electronically. Fort Ikoma is only one hour’s drive from Seronera, and about 2 hours from Butiama and 4-5 hours from Mwanza.
Naabi Hill Gate
Naabi Hill gate is one of the most commonly used Serengeti National Park gates that travellers use to access the park. Naabi Hill gate is located in the eastern part of Serengeti National Park, and is a few kilometres from the eastern border of Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Apart from being an entry point to Serengeti National Park, Naabi Hill is an administrative check point and hosts both the TANAPA and NCAA offices. At the Naabi Hill gate, you can pay for your park entrance fees to access not only the Serengeti National Park but also Ngorongoro Crater if visiting both, and this Naabi hill gate can also be used as an exit point for each of the above mentioned destinations. Naabi Hill gate is about 30 minutes from Ndutu, Olduvai Gorge Museum, as well as the Seronera area. While at Naabi hill gate, you ca enjoy a 360 view of the park at an advantage point. A coffee shop, souvenir shop as well as maps and snacks can be found here.
Ndabaka gate is another of the famous and commonly used Serengeti National Park gates that tourists use when accessing Serengeti National Park to do various activities in the park. Ndabaka gate is found in the western part of Musoma-Mwanza. Ndabaka gate is 2 hours from north of Mwanza in north western region of Tanzania, and also 2 hours east wards from Mwanza town. At Ndabaka gate, there are thrilling high numbers of wildlife like hippos, zebras, Thomson gazelle, and buffaloes, among others.
Klein’s gate is both an entry and exit point, located in the north eastern border of Serengeti National Park. Klein’s gate is most commonly used by and is best suited for travellers coming from Loliondo Game controlled area. You can pay for your entrance fees while at the Klein’s gate.
Handajega gate is a rarely used Serengeti National Park gate located in the south western part of Mwanza. Handajega gate can be accessed by both air and road, given that there is a nearby Kirawira B airstrip, Mwanza airport and Musoma airport from where tourists can be picked up and then transferred to their various destinations in Serengeti National Park. Park entry fees can be paid here, and can also be used for exit of Serengeti National Park.
Bologonja gate is a seldom used Serengeti National Park gate found near the northern border of Serengeti National Park and Maasai Mara Game Reserve, and is also a short distance south of the border of Kenya and Tanzania. Bologonja gate has a ranger post, and is both an entrance and exit point of the Serengeti National Park.
When travelling to explore Serengeti National Park on various park activities like game drives, wildebeest migration spectacle, birding safaris in Serengeti National Park, among others, and get to use any of the above Serengeti National Park gates to access the park.