Attractions in Serengeti national park, Tanzania



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simba kopjes
simba kopjes

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A group of Koppie or rocky hills located inside the Serengeti national park - along the road to Seronera from Naabi hill gate. They act as a home to several plant and
seronera
seronera

village

in Serengeti national park
A small bustling village located at the heart of the Serengeti national park, inhabited by TANAPA staff and students in training. It is one of the only places in the whole park with shops, along with several bars and restaurants - all o
naabi hill
naabi hill

national park gate

in Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. An administrative checkpoint and the location of both TANAPA and NCAA offices that is located in the eastern part of the serengeti national park. What to do there?Pay for and get new permits, for either
nyani
nyani

campsite

in Serengeti national park
Altitude:1500 m.a.m.s.l. One of the most frequented public campsites in the Seronera area, located a few kilometres east of the tourist information centre. Although most of the campsites in the area are similar, it is one
pimbi
pimbi

campsite

in Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1500 m.a.m.s.l. One of many public campsites in the small town of Seronera of Serengeti national park. Public because it can be used by more than one person or group at the same time, different from private ones which can only
tumbili
tumbili

campsite

in Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1500 m.a.m.s.l. One of the public campsites located inside the small town of Seronera of serengeti national park. It is termed public because it can be used by more than one person or group at the same time and does not require prio
seronera
seronera

airstrip

in Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. One of the airstrips located inside the Serengeti national park, about a kilometre south of the Seronera tourist information centre. At the time of writing (2017), it is the largest by size and mostly used by sm
nguchiro
nguchiro

campsite

in Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1600 m.a.m.s.l. A public campsite inside the Serengeti national park of Northern Tanzania. Public because it can be used by more than one group or person at the same time and has some facilities included, contrary to private campsites which are exclusive. Accommodation is in tents, which e
seronera visitor information centre
seronera visitor information centre

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A small tourist village built on a Koppie that is located in the small town of Seronera, of Serengeti national park. It comprises a reception area, video room, curio shops, a
fort ikoma
fort ikoma

national park gate

in Serengeti national park
One of the official exit or entrance points into the Serengeti national park of northern Tanzania. It has a security gate, shops, toilets, and TANAPA administration offices where one can get a park permit or sign out one. Most of the payments here are done electronically, using either an internation
ndabaka
ndabaka

national park gate

in Serengeti national park
The westernmost gate into the Serengeti national park, located along the Musoma - Mwanza highway. It is mostly used by tourists from Mwanza as it is a lot closer than the
nyabogati hippo pool
nyabogati hippo pool

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A small man made dam on the way to fort Ikoma from Seronera that is normally inhabited by a bloat of hippos. Part of the Nyabogati river, the dam itself is made from concrete, making it a bridge in the dry seasons that may overflow with river water when it rains. Its not that hard to spot, as it is
oogol kopjes
oogol kopjes

attraction

in Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1700 m.a.m.s.l. A collection of koppie that are located near Naabi hill and the eastern border of
moru kopjes

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A collection of rocky hills or Koppie that are located in the southern part of Serengeti national park. They serve as a point where several plant and animal species can thrive, sheltered from the harsh weather of the plain
kusini kopjes

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A cluster of rocky hills or koppie that are located in the southern part of Serengeti national park. They serve as a tourist attraction both for the amazing landscapes of the area as well as the animals that feed or live here. What makes it even more special, is its location at the starting stages o
ngorono

lake

in Serengeti national park
A shallow alkaline lake that is located in the early stages of the Mbalageti river near the south eastern border of Serengeti national park. It serves as a watering hole for the animals in the area making it a good place to view them
kesile

lake

in Serengeti national park
A small and shallow alkaline lake located in the early stages of the Mbalageti river and the south eastern plains of Serengeti national park. It gets most of its water from rainfall, lake
soito kopjes

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A small cluster of rock hills or Koppie that are located in the south eastern plains of Serengeti national park. They serve as a refuge for both plants and an
magadi (moru)

lake

in Serengeti national park
A small alkaline lake that is located in central Serengeti - north western Tanzania, with it's name 'Magadi' meaning soda ash. It serves as a watering hole for the animals in the area - from wildebeest to lions, offering tourists a chance to see them in the open. What to do there?Game drives,
simba kopjes hippo pool

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A series of pools on one of the Mbalageti river tributaries that are inhabited by a bloat of hippos. Located on the south western end of Simba Kopjes area of Serengeti - it
turner's springs
turner's springs

attraction

in seronera, Serengeti national park
A collection of pools and streams in central Serengeti, that make up a one of the Ngare nanyuki river tributaries. They are named after Myles turner,
serengeti kusini

airstrip

in Serengeti national park
A small airstrip that is located near the Kusini kopjes of Serengeti national park, that serves as a convenient way of getting to an area with otherwise less reliable road networks. It also sits in an area where the wildebeest migration starts from, thus enabling visitors in the area to view their l
mawe ya simba kopjes

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A small cluster of Koppie that are located in the south eastern part of Serengeti national park. They serve as a tourist attraction both for their addition to the Serengeti landscape, as well as the animals that live in or around the area. Best of all is their position near the the start of the wild
gong rocks

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A group of large Dolerite rocks in the Moru kopjes area of Serengeti, that emit sound when struck by smaller rocks. It was used as a communication means - by the Masai who used to live there, using its sounds to summon others from different parts
maasai rock paintings

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A site containing ancient rock paintings that were made by the Masai clans that used to live in the Moru Kopjes area of Serengeti national park. Made using natural materials
kirawira mirgation crossing point 1

attraction

in kirawira, Serengeti national park
One of several crossing points on the Grumeti river that are used by the herds of wildebeest and Zebra, as they migrate north into Grumeti game reserve. It serves as a spot to see the wildebeest What to do there?Game drives, air sa
makoma hill

attraction

in seronera, Serengeti national park
A gentle sloping hill that is located in central Serengeti, about 3 kilometres south west of Seronera village. It serves as a unique spot for wildlife viewing due to its Savannah s
fort ikoma

attraction

in Ikoma, Serengeti national park
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
fort ikoma

campsite

in Ikoma, Serengeti national park
A public campsite located on the north western border of Serengeti national park, next to Fort Ikoma gate
larelemangi salt lick

attraction

in Serengeti national park
A large field in northern Serengeti national park that is famous for its salty deposits for which the hooved animals love to lick. This makes it a good area to see a large number of animals and the predators that come with them. The fie
bologonja springs

attraction

in bologonja, Serengeti national park
A natural stream of water that seeps from the nearby Kuka hills, a short distance from the northern Serengeti border. The stream forms the start of the Bologonja river, that feeds the Mara river further north from here. The area has a flourishing ecosystem that includes a growing forest and animals
lobo valley

attraction

in lobo, Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1800 m.a.m.s.l (highest) An area of land between the Lobo kopjes and the Lobo hills of northern Serengeti national park. It is known for its large number of resid
Lobo kopjes

attraction

in lobo, Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1800 m.a.m.s.l (base) A cluster of one of the largest koppie in Serengeti national park, both by individual size and number. They make up the heart
Lobo

campsite

in lobo, Serengeti national park
A public campsite located on the eastern side of the Lobo Kopjes, and near the north eastern border of Serengeti national park. It serves as a bring your own tent and food - camp, with facilities available including separate buildings f
ngare naironya springs

attraction

in lobo, Serengeti national park
A large pool of water that seeps from the nearby Lobo hills of north eastern Serengeti national park. It flows into a small stream that forms one of the tributaries for the Gaboti river. What to do there?Sight seeing of the sprin
lobo

airstrip

in lobo, Serengeti national park
An airstrip in the northern eastern Serengeti area of Lobo, that serves as a convenient way to reach an otherwise remote part of the park, all year round. What to do thereCatch a flight, whether for an air safari of the area, or a longer one into or out of the park. Bookings may have to be do
turner's kopjes

attraction

in seronera, Serengeti national park
A koppie that is located right next to Turner's spring of Serengeti national park. It serves as one of the attractions in the area - an addition to the S
maasai kopjes

attraction

in central serengeti, Serengeti national park
A group of koppie that are located in central Serengeti, a few kilometres south east of the Seronera air
barafu kopjes

attraction

in eastern Serengeti national park
A large cluster of koppie located next to the eastern border of Serengeti national park. It is a destination for game drives, and a refuge for animals and pla
itiganya kopjes

attraction

in southern Serengeti, Serengeti national park
A small cluster of koppie that are located on Serengeti national park's southern border. It serves as a remote destination for game drives due to its loc
suba kopjes

attraction

in southern Serengeti, Serengeti national park
A small cluster of koppie that mark the southern border and tip of Serengeti national park. It serves as a remote tourist attraction because it sits in an are
fort ikoma

airstrip

in ikoma, Serengeti national park
A small airstrip that is located a short distance north west of Serengeti national park. It is seldom used, mainly due to its proximity to the larger Seronera airstrip and the on
handajega

national park gate

in handajega, Serengeti national park
A seldom used entrance point into Serengeti national park, that sits on its south western end, with nothing but rural Mwanza villages and farms nearby. What to do there?Get your permits checked before entry or exit from the park,
retima hippo pool

attraction

in central serengeti, Serengeti national park
One of the largest and more popular hippo pools in central Serengeti national park, located just a short distance downstream from the Nyabogati hippo pool. It is al
kirawira b

airstrip

in kirawira b, Serengeti national park
A small airstrip on the western end of Serengeti national park, just a stone's throw away from the Grumeti river. It serves as one of few air access points into the park. What to do there?Board prebooked air safaris, or go for game drives in the nearby areas, or camping at the public, s
mwanakenda kopjes

attraction

in south western, Serengeti national park
A small cluster of koppie that are located on the south western border of Serengeti national park
Bologonja

national park gate

in Bologonja, Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1720 m.a.m.s.l. A security check point near the northern border of Serengeti national park - where the Maasai Mara game reserve begins. There have been reports of this crossing being closed to tourists in the past and we are n
kogatende

airstrip

in kogatende, Serengeti national park
Altitude: 1400 m.a.m.s.l. An airstrip that is located on the banks of the Mara river and in northern Serengeti national park. It serves as a convenient way to access one of the most remote areas of the park as well as air safaris of som
Bolela bontemi kopjes

attraction

in south western, Serengeti national park
A cluster of koppie that are located near the south western border of Serengeti national park, where Ma
klein's

national park gate

in Klein's camp, Serengeti national park
An exit or entrance point near the north eastern border of Serengeti national park. Completely remote, it is used by those going to or coming from the Loliondo game controlled area, a rural Maasai teritory - with lake Natron on the east

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