Serenora Airstrip is the primary landing strip in the Serengeti National Park, located in Seronera in the north-eastern part of Tanzania. It is classified as a public airport with a designated IATA code of SEU, and an ICAO code of HTSN. The airport serves as the main landing and gateway for travellers who are on air safari and charter to visit the Serengeti National Park.
Airlines that travel and serve the destination are Air Excel, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Flightlink, Regional Air, and Safari Plus. Most airlines fly between Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar. The airport is owned by the Government of Tanzania; and is operated by TANAPA, or the Tanzania National Parks Authority, which was established in 1959.
What to see & do
Serengeti National Park – the Serengeti National Park is a national park located in Tanzania within the Serengeti Ecosystem. It is situated in the Mara and Simiyu regions, and is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (brindled) wildebeest, and 250,000 zebra. It is also famous for its huge concentration of the Nile Crocodile, yet another specie in the long roster of Africa, and of lions, which is believed to be the largest pack in Africa due to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in the ecosystem, along with heaps of African Leopard (currently 1,000 on last count), African Elephants, Black Rhinoceros, African Buffalo, Tanzanian Cheetah, gazelles, topi, impalas, and some 500 bird species. The park is under the care of the TANAPA or the Tanzania National Parks Authority, and is the location of the Serenora Airstrip.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (outside Seronera) – the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a conservation area located 180 kilometres west of Arusha, in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. It is recognized by a private organisation in Africa as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, administered under the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. The park is visited by over 500,000 people each year, and was established in 1959. Within the park, various animals including Crater lions, cape buffaloes, hippopotamus, wildebeest, zebra, common elands, gazelles, and Waterbucks are scattered within the area.
Tarangire National Park (outside Seronera) – known as the sixth largest national park in Tanzania after Ruaha, Serengeti, Mikumi, Katavi, and Mkomazi, this national park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees, and tree-climbing lions. Visitors can also expect to see a number of zebra, waterbuck, giraffe, olive baboons and wildebeest, in addition to less common animals. The park was established in 1970, and is governed by the TANAPA.
How to get around
Most of the locations within the Serengeti National Park and Seronera can be covered by 4x4 vehicles. Another way is by going around via charter planes.
How to get there
Serenora Airstrip is the primary landing strip in the Serengeti National Park, located in Seronera in the north-eastern part of Tanzania. The airport doesn't currently handle international flights, and mostly only handles charters to get around or to arrive at the vicinity of the park. The best way to get to Serengeti and Seronera is by entering through Dar es Salaam through the Julius Nyere International Airport.
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