An old colonial era fort that is located a short distance from the north western border of Serengeti national park
, and in the small settlement of Ikoma. It was built by Germans, as both a garrison and an administrative centre, and has since been repaired a few times.
Today, the building still stands as a tourist attraction and the seed of the town.What to do there?
Sight seeing, explore the fort and surrounding areas, or go for game drives. For a list of other attractions in the area, please see the section below or the attractions page
.Best time to visit
Any time of the year.Location of Fort ikoma
Fort Ikoma is located next to a small settlement a few kilometres north of Fort ikoma gate. It also is near the Ikoma airstrip, and on a narrow strip of land between Serengeti, Grumeti and Ikongoro game reserve.
For more information on this place, please see the map below.How to get there?
By air or by vehicle, with the first having the added advantage of seeing the nearby parks from above. You could use the nearby Fort Ikoma airstrip, the much larger Seronera airstrip
or others in the area.
Getting there by vehicle from the nearest cities would require a day long drive though either Serengeti national park, or rural Musoma and Grumeti game reserve
; However, there are large passenger buses that ply the route.
For More information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website