Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Serengeti – Seronera (SEU)
Whether you’re travelling from Dar es Salaam to Serengeti Seronera for vacations, business or family visits its always a smart choice to compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal before booking your travel. Travelling to the northern border of Tanzania from the capital city can be quite the trek for most travellers, but well worth the distance travelled. This cross-country trip will take some time, leaving the big metro of Dar es Salaam behind for the majestic African plains.
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Distance and Flight Time
The flight route from Dar es Salaam in the south-east to the north and Seronera airstrip in the mighty Serengeti takes around 2 h 20m, direct, covering a distance of 685 km, or 426 miles. There is a regular flight servicing the Dar es Salaam to Serengeti Seronera route daily from Coastal Aviation and Precision Air.
If you prefer to get a better lay of the land you can also travel by road by hiring a car or booking a bus, travelling by road you will have to cover around 926 kilometres which should take you just over 16 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
Not to Miss During Flights
Departing Tanzania’s spread out the commercial hub, you have the opportunity to see the city below, the Indian Ocean and Zanzibar off to the right, and the boats plying their trade. With ⅔ rds of the distance covered, the route takes you a little to the right of Tarangire National Park, then over the north end of Lake Manyara, through the Ngorongoro Conservation area and finally into Seronera, the main landing strip of the Serengeti.
Not to be missed is the view you will have, weather dependent, of Mount Meru and the majesty of white peaked Mount Kilimanjaro off to the east – the right-hand side of the aircraft. On your approach and descent, keep your eyes open for the game filled plains below.
Airport & Layover Tips
Explore one Tanzania’s remote airstrips found in the Serengeti also known as the Seronera Airstrip. This is one of the several airstrips found in the Serengeti National park that services a few hundred passengers a month. The airstrip welcomes direct flights from a range of destinations from Arusha and Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar and is the fastest way to reach the northern part of the Serengeti that crosses the border with Kenya.
Seronera is one of many airstrips in the Serengeti: it has a dirt top making the landing a fun experience. There are no terminal buildings at most of the ‘bush’ airstrips so you’ll pick up your bags next to your plane, see your transfer waiting and then continue your journey and adventure.