Seronera (Serengeti) {SEU} Airstrip

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Seronera (Serengeti) Airstrip Guide

Seronera Airstrip, also known by its IATA Code SEU and ICAO Code HTSN, is the main airstrip in the Serengeti National Park of the Republic of Tanzania. It is commonly referred to as Serengeti Airstrip.

Geographical Location – see map below

The Seronera Airstrip is the main airstrip among the 6 that service the Serengeti National Park. It is centrally located within the park (home to the most permanent lodges) serving the Central Serengeti and is positioned right by the Seronera River.

Getting Here

  • Preferred Mode – Since the roads leading to and within the park are dirt roads, the preferred mode of getting here is by air from Kilimanjaro International Airport, 1 hour east of the park.
  • Alternatives – If you prefer a drive to Serengeti the best route is from Arusha and it will take you 8 hours (325 kilometers) to get to Seronera Airstrip, which is located dead center in the Serengeti National Park.
  • Car Parking & Fees – There roads leading to the airstrip from both the east Arusha Road and the west Mwanza-Musoma Road are largely dirt roads so self-driving is discouraged. Instead your tour company can organize this for you and in this case they will pay the entire park and car fees on your behalf as part of your safari package.
  • Auxiliary Information 
    • Flight from Hub

There are at least 6 direct flights from Dar es Salaam to Seronera Airstrip with the time ranging from 2 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours.

Airlines Using As Hub

Currently no airline uses the Seronera (SEU) airstrip as a hub.

The tour company will pick you from the airstrip in their 4WD vehicles to your chosen camp and they will help you out with your entire luggage. There is a small shop right next to the Visitor’s Information Center.

Hotels & Transit Accommodation

Being as it is that this is the central airstrip servicing the 7th wonder of the natural world there are several camps that dot the Serengeti from basic camps to luxurious tented camps; Lamai Serengeti, Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti and the Serengeti Tortilis Camp. Do check out TripIndigo’s fantastic guide on where to stay while in the Serengeti.

Facilities

  1. Bushveld gravel strip
  2. Wi-Fi – None
  3. ATM –  None
  4. Forex  None
  5. Restaurants & Lounges – None
  6. Toilets –The toilets are squat with a possibility of western styled ones.
  7. Disabled Facilities – Wheel chairs are available

Quick Facts

  • GPS coordinates: Latitude (-2.458055, 020 27’ 29.00’’ S), Longitude (34.822500, 0340 49’   21.01”E)
  • Time Zone: UTC +3, GMT +3
  • Altitude- Elevation, 5080 Feet, 1548 Meters above Sea Level, MASL.
  • Operating Hours: The airstrip operates 24 hours a day.
  • Telephone: Tourism Warden – 028 262 0091, 028 262 1515/04.

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