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Serengeti National Park Area Map

Getting To & Around Serengeti National Park

The best way to get around Serengeti National Park is by safari. Safari guides know how to best navigate the park's dirt roads and how to find the most fascinating wildlife. Many safari packages also include food, lodging, and transportation to and from the airstrips. If you prefer to travel on your own, you can rent a car (and even hire a driver) at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is located about 190 miles (a four-hour drive) east of the park's main entrance, Naabi Hill Gate.

Serengeti is divided into five distinct regions. Central Serengeti is home to most of the park's permanent lodges. The Western Corridor sees a lot of action during the spring and summer, as the Migration's route takes the herd across the region's Grumeti River on both the initial and the return journeys. Southern Serengeti is home to the park's main entrance, Naabi Hill Gate, but is relatively free of tourists except between December and March when the Migration passes through. Northern Serengeti is described by some as the most scenic portion; visitors flock to the Lobo grasslands and the Bologonja Springs to watch the migratory animals mingle with elephants and giraffes. To the east is the Ngorongoro Crater, where dramatic peaks and supple grasslands make for some stunning photo ops. All five regions are accessible by air thanks to six internal airstrips and several regional carriers.

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