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There are 10 ways to get from Cape Town to Serengeti by plane, car, taxi, bus or car train

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Fly to Kisumu, drive

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Kisumu (KIS)
  2. Drive from Kisumu to Serengeti

Fly to Seronera, taxi

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Seronera (SEU)
  2. Take a taxi from Seronera to Serengeti

Fly to Masai Mara, drive

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Masai Mara (MRE)
  2. Drive from Masai Mara to Serengeti

Fly to Eldoret International, drive

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Eldoret International (EDL)
  2. Drive from Eldoret International to Serengeti

Fly to Musoma, taxi

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Musoma (MUZ)
  2. Take a taxi from Musoma to Serengeti

Fly to Kilimanjaro, taxi

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Kilimanjaro (JRO)
  2. Take a taxi from Kilimanjaro to Serengeti

Fly to Nairobi, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Nairobi (NBO)
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Sirare
  3. Drive from Sirare to Serengeti

Fly to Entebbe, drive

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Entebbe (EBB)
  2. Drive from Entebbe to Serengeti

Car train, drive

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to De Aar
  2. Drive from De Aar to Serengeti

Drive

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Serengeti

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Serengeti is to fly and drive which costs R 6 000 - R 16 000 and takes 20h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Serengeti is to fly and taxi which costs R 8 500 - R 19 000 and takes 18h 46m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Serengeti is 3935 km. The road distance is 5480.8 km.

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It takes approximately 21h 21m to get from Cape Town to Serengeti, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Kisumu Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 50m and has one stopover.

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Serengeti is 1h ahead of Cape Town. It is currently 5:12 AM in Cape Town and 6:12 AM in Serengeti.

Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Serengeti is 5481 km. It takes approximately 2 days 22h to drive from Cape Town to Serengeti.

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British Airways, Rwandair Express, AirKenya Express and five other airlines offer flights from Capetown Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Serengeti. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 298.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Serengeti.
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  • Distance: 3934.7 km
  • Duration: 21h 21m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Serengeti, Tanzania?

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Serengeti. However, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Kisumu, then take the drive to Serengeti. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Seronera, then take the taxi to Serengeti.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Harare, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Eldoret International via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Capetown to Eldoret International via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Capetown to Eldoret International via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Capetown to Eldoret International via Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Nairobi via Livingstone
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Entebbe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Entebbe via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Johannesburg, Entebbe
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Harare, Kigali
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Johannesburg, Entebbe, Mwanza
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,800
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Addis Ababa, Entebbe
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,700
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Nairobi, Entebbe
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Harare, Kigali, Mwanza
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Johannesburg, Kigali
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Nairobi, Entebbe, Mwanza
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,300
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Nairobi, Musoma
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Arusha
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Capetown to Musoma via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Capetown to Musoma via Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Capetown to Musoma via Livingstone, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Capetown to Musoma via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Capetown to Musoma via Harare, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Johannesburg, Entebbe
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Johannesburg, Entebbe, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Nairobi, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Addis Ababa, Entebbe, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Livingstone, Nairobi, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Nairobi, Entebbe, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Johannesburg, Nairobi, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Kisumu via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Eldoret International via Addis Ababa, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Eldoret International via Johannesburg, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Nairobi via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Capetown to Entebbe via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Entebbe via Kimberley, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Capetown to Seronera via Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $950
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nairobi via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Capetown to Masai Mara via Nairobi, Kisumu, Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Kilimanjaro via Doha
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Uganda Airlines
Website
ugandairlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Entebbe via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Capetown to Entebbe via Harare, Kigali
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to De Aar
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$21 - $29
Bus operators
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 0202210711
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Sirare
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Other operators
Taxi from Seronera to Serengeti
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Estimated price
$28 - $35

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