Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, from left, the entrance, the office, and shop (partly off view)
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, from left a tours 'warbus' vehicle with TANAPA office behind it and shops on the right (partly off view)
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, as seen when entering the park
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, coffee and curio shop (right) with staff quarters (left)
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, as seen when approaching from Grumeti game reserve
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, as seen when exiting the park
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, the road out of the park from it (behind)
Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti national park, signpost seen when entering it
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 internationally recognised debit or credit card, or TANAPA pay cards.
What to do therecomplete the required documentation for entrance into or exit from the national park. The place is a bit far from the nearest civilization, but there are a few shops, and a campsite that is rarely used nearby.
For a list of other attractions in the vicinity, please see section below after map or the attractions page.
Best time to visitAnytime of the year, though some of the sections of the roads to or from here may get a bit slippery when it rains, most vehicles should be able to handle them.
Location of Fort Ikoma gate
Fort Ikoma gate is located on the north western border of the Serengeti national park, just a few kilometres south of the entrance point into the Grumeti game reserve and the small village of Robanda. It is also a few kilometres north of the Ikoma historical site. For more information on its location, please see the map below.
How to get thereBy vehicle, about a one hour's drive from Seronera and about two from Butiama, but a grueling five or so hours from Mwanza. Any type of vehicle can be used to get there, as long as the respective permits are paid for.