Serengeti National Park gates are the passages through which travellers do get access into and out of the world famous Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. Serengeti National Park is located in the northern region of Tanzania, making part of the famous northern safari circuit of Tanzania alongside Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park which offer amazing Tanzania safari tours. Serengeti National Park migration is listed as one of the Seven Natural wonders of the world, and is the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. With the great migration and endless plains teeming with wildlife and scenic beauty, the Serengeti National Park is most visited by travellers to enjoy not only game drives but also Serengeti National Park hot air balloon ride, witnessing the great migration, bird watching, as well as visiting the Maasai tribes.
With so much to see and do in Serengeti National Park, more and more travellers do visit the park every other year. To get to Serengeti National Park by both air and road, depending on what one prefers and how much time they have at their disposal. There are a number of Serengeti National Park gates that travellers can use for both entry and exit during their Serengeti National Park safari, located in the various regions of the park. Below are the various gates of Serengeti National Park that travellers can use;
Naabi Hill gate
Naabi Hill gate is the most commonly used of all Serengeti National Park gates located in the eastern part of Serengeti National Park. Naabi hill gate is just a few kilometers from the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Naabi hill gate is the most used by travellers visiting Serengeti National Park, as well as those connecting from Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Naabi hill gate has an administration check point and houses both TANAPA and NCAA offices, and also at the gate you shall get to pay for your entry permit fees and activities for both Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. While at the Naabi hill gate, you are rewarded with amazing views of the endless plains of Serengeti National Park and with a coffee shop, craft shop selling souvenirs maps and snacks, you can enjoy a few minutes here as you wait to proceed on your drive into the park, or depart the Serengeti National Park.
Naabi hill gate is only about 30 minutes from Lake Ndutu, Olduvai Gorge museum and about only 1 hour from the Seronera area. Naabi hill gate of Serengeti National Park is about 6km from Oogol Kopjes, 7km from Lake Ngorono, and 9km from Simba Kopjes hippo pool and 14km from Lake Kesile.
Fort Ikoma gate
Fort Ikoma gate is one of the official entry and exit point gates of Serengeti National Park. Fort Ikoma gate of Serengeti National Park is located in the north western border of Serengeti National Park, a few kilometers south of the Grumeti Game Reserve entrance point. Fort Ikoma gate has a security gate, shops, toilets and TANAPA administration offices from where travellers can pay their park entrance fees as well as sign out when exiting Serengeti National Park. Payments at the Fort Ikoma gate are done electronically using debit and credit cards that are accepted internationally.
Fort Ikoma gate is easily accessed from Seronera area taking about only 1 hour’s drive, 2 hours from Butiama and about 4-5 hours from Mwanza. Fort Ikoma gate is also about 2km from the Retina Hippo Pool, 9km from Fort Ikoma airstrip and about 9km from both Fort Ikoma and Fort Ikoma campsite.
Klein’s gate is one of the frequently used gates of Serengeti National Park. Klein’s gate is situated in the north eastern part of Serengeti National Park, commonly used by travellers from Loliondo game area which is controlled by the indigenous Masai. From Klein’s gate travellers can make payments for their entrance and permits. Travelers using Lobo airstrip and Klein’s Camp airstrip can use the Klein’s gate to access Serengeti National Park. Klein’s gate is about 7km from Bologonja gate, 9km from Bologonja springs, 5km from Ngare Nironya springs and 6km from Lobo Valley.
Ndabaka gate of Serengeti National Park is one of the most used gates of Serengeti National Park located in the western part of the park just along the Musoma-Mwanza highway. The Ndabaka gate of Serengeti National Park is close to Lake Victoria only about 2 hours north of Mwanza, and about 2 hours’ drive from Seronera. Ndabaka gate is a beautiful place surrounded by endless plains of savannah grasslands inhabiting a variety of wildlife including gazelles, hippos, zebras, buffaloes among so many others. From Ndabaka gate of Serengeti National Park travellers can check in and out of the park, make payments for entry permits and all other activities there may be using credit or debit cards, as well as TANAPA pay cards.
Ndabaka gate of Serengeti National Park is about 2km from Balili view point, 19km from Handajega gate, 7km from Grumeti Game Reserve and only about 2km from Kirawira B airstrip.
Bologonja gate is one of the various Serengeti National Park gates. Bologonja gate of Serengeti National Park is located near the northern border of Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya, also just a short distance from the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Bologonja gate is a remote gate of Serengeti National Park that is also seldom used by travellers. Bologonja gate is one of the few gates of Serengeti National Park with a ranger’s post. Bologonja gate is both an entrance and exit gate from where travellers can as well make payments for their entrance and activity fees in Serengeti National Park, a resting spot and is a good information point. Bologonja gate of Serengeti National Park is only about 2hours from Ngare Naironya springs, 7km from Bologonja springs and Klein’s gate, 1km from Larelemangi salt lick, 158km from Naabi Hill and 193km from Ndabaka.
Handajega gate is one of the seldom used gates of Serengeti National Park located in the south western end of Serengeti National Park, a few kilometers from Ndabaka gate. Handajega gate is close to Kirawira B airstrip, Mwanza airport and Musoma airport, making it easy to use by those travellers using any of those airstrips. Handajega gate is also 8km from Kirawira migration crossing spot and Kirawira B airstrip, 6km from Grumeti Game Reserve and also 19km from Ndabaka gate.
The above are the various Serengeti National Park gates that you can use to access Serengeti National Park, to take part in a number of activities including witnessing the Great Migration, game drives in Serengeti National Park, hot air balloon safaris, among so many others, get in touch with a reputable tour operator to help you pitch together an amazing Serengeti National Park tour and get to use any of the various Serengeti National Park gates mentioned above.