4 Day Fly-In Safari Serengeti National Park from Zanzibar
Fly-in safari Serengeti National Park from Zanzibar. Flying in over the Serengeti provides an aerial sneak-peek of the adventure that awaits below.
From Zanzibar, flying in over the Serengeti provides an aerial sneak-peek of the adventure that awaits below. With clear skies, you will be able to take delight in spotting some of the Serengeti resident wildlife as your plane descends for a landing on the Seronera airstrip. On arrival, you transfer into your safari jeep and begin exploring the Serengeti surroundings, before enjoying a sundowner at your home away from home in the wilderness – Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma. With over 14,000 square kilometres making up the Serengeti, you may not get the chance to see the national park in its entirety, but any of these itineraries will allow you the opportunity to cover some serious terrain and see the park in great depth. From Seronera airstrip you can either fly back to Arusha straight or to Zanzibar.
Trip Summary 4-Day Fly-In / Fly-Back Safari Serengeti From Zanzibar
Zanzibar · Serengeti · Zanzibar
1. Pick-up from Zanzibar hotel – transfer to Zanzibar Airport – domestic flight Serengeti airstrip.
Seronera – safari game drive Serengeti – overnight in Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.
2. Full-day safari game drive Serengeti National Park – overnight in Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma.
3. Walking safari followed by sundowner – night game drive – overnight in Africa Safari Serengeti.
4. Early morning safari transfer to Seronera Airstrip – Domestic flight back to Zanzibar Airport.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world
Endless plains and stunning savannah
With vast open plains and an abundance of wildlife as far as the eye can see, the Serengeti is a safari maker’s dreamland. As the park is so expansive, it is ideally recommended to spend several days exploring. Serengeti National Park spans across 14,763 square kilometres and is easily the largest and arguably most popular of the Northern Circuit National Parks. The Serengeti is host to the annual Wildebeest migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Buffalo, elephant, giraffe, lion, hippo and hyena are also frequently sighted throughout the Serengeti.
IKONA WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA)
Path of the Wildebeest
Ikona Wildlife Management Area (WMA), nestled between the Serengeti National Park and the Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves, is located directly across the road from our Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma accommodation. Ikona WMA was established in 2003 to spread economic benefit derived from tourism to the 5 villages that form part of this community, and to create a buffer zone for the protection of the national park. This area supports a variety of wildlife across 242 square kilometres of pristine wilderness including herds of elephant, waterbuck, Black and White colobus monkeys, shy leopard and both the Greater and the Lesser Kudu. A little-known, but very impressive fact is that this is the assembly point of the wildebeest during their annual migration when the vast herds move in the direction of the northern Serengeti for the famous river crossings. Spectacular night game drives are offered in this well-kept secret area.
SERENGETI NORTH & MARA RIVER
Serengeti National Park
Northern Serengeti is where the great migration crosses the Mara river
Witness the most amazing wildlife spectacle in Africa at the Mara River. The Mara river is most famous for the legendary wildebeest crossing, a dramatic event, which is featured in countless wildlife documentaries. One of Tanzania’s best kept secrets is the fact that nearly half of the Mara river is situated in the northern Serengeti versus the Masai Mara’s segment in Kenya. While there are hordes of vehicles just a few miles upriver in the Masai Mara, the Serengeti side is virtually devoid of tourists. Not only the Mara river is a special part of this part of Serengeti, Bologonja is a lush and idyllic spot hidden away in the remote reaches of the north. Many varieties of colorful birds can be found here including kingfishers, hoopoes and rollers. Bologonja’s flourishing resources support some unusual antelope species including Mountain reedbuck and Steenbok. The nearby Larelemangi salt lick is a haven for wildlife and large herds of buffalo and elephant are regular visitors.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Big cat capital
Serengeti’s Seronera area is located in the south-central region of the park and is well known for the large number of big cats; the lion, leopard and cheetah are often spotted here. However, the elephant, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and impala are also well known inhabitants. The area is very popular as it is one of the most likely spots to watch a kill. The landscape is dotted with ‘’kopjes’’, rocky granite or Gneiss outcrops, over 550 million years old and in high favour by some of the cats as look-out points while hunting.