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There are 4 ways to get from Zanzibar City to Serengeti by plane, taxi, ferry, bus, car or shuttle

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, taxi  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Seronera (SEU) ZNZ - SEU
  2. Take a taxi from Seronera to Serengeti

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus, drive  •  30h 34m

  1. Take the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Sirare
  4. Drive from Sirare to Serengeti

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus, drive via Nairobi  •  30h 55m

  1. Take the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
  3. Take the bus from Nairobi to Sirare
  4. Drive from Sirare to Serengeti

Ferry, bus, shuttle, drive  •  35h 1m

  1. Take the ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Moshi to Nairobi
  4. Take the bus from Nairobi to Sirare
  5. Drive from Sirare to Serengeti

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zanzibar City to Serengeti is to ferry and bus and drive via Nairobi, which costs $85 - $150 and takes 30h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Zanzibar City to Serengeti is to fly and taxi which costs $240 - $650 and takes 4h 28m.

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The distance between Zanzibar City and Serengeti is 680 km.

It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Zanzibar City to Serengeti, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Zanzibar Airport to Seronera Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Precision Air, Flightlink and Charterlines, Inc. offer flights from Zanzibar Airport to Seronera Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Zanzibar City to Zanzibar Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $5 - $7.

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Map of how to get from Zanzibar City to Serengeti.
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  • Distance: 680.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Zanzibar City, Tanzania and Serengeti, Tanzania?

There is no direct connection from Zanzibar City to Serengeti. However, you can take the taxi to Zanzibar airport, fly to Seronera, then take the taxi to Serengeti. Alternatively, you can take the ferry to Dar es Salaam, take the walk to Posta Ya Zamani, take the bus to Shekilango, take the walk to Dar es Salaam, take the bus to Nairobi, take the walk to Nairobi, take the bus to Sirare, then take the drive to Serengeti.

Airlines
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Seronera via Arusha
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Seronera
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Bus operators
Darlux Co. Ltd
Phone
+255 744 666 643
Email
info@darlux.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
darlux-booking-and-parcels-office.business.site
Normal
$27 - $40
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
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
0729356561
Website
tahmeedexpress.com
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
tahmeedexpress.com
Kidia One Express
Phone
0714583373
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Moshi
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
East Africa Shuttles
Phone
+254 722-348656
Email
info@eastafricashuttles.com
Website
eastafricashuttles.com
Shuttle from Moshi to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
eastafricashuttles.com
The Guardian Coach
Phone
+254 726 511 628
Email
info@theguardiancoach.com
Website
theguardian.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Sirare
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke
Ferry operators
Azam Marine
Phone
+255 22 2123324
Email
info@azammarine.com
Website
azammarine.com
Ferry from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
azammarine.com
Book at
newbooking.azammarine.com
Economy
$35
Business
$40
VIP
$60
Royal
$80
Other operators
Taxi from Seronera to Serengeti
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Estimated price
$28 - $35

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