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Airline Revives its Flights Migration Into Serengeti

It is time of the year again, as the annual wildlife migration makes round in Serengeti, but isn’t there an airline up in the sky, attempting a re-entry? You betcha!

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Tanzania’s popular carrier, Precision Air seems to be attempting another shot in reviving flights to the Serengeti National Park.

At least, if the fliers from the Tanzania National Parks, currently making rounds in social media platforms are anything to go by.

We are still waiting response from the email sent to the Precision Air management regarding the reported return of their flights to the Tanzania’s third largest and essentially most popular National Park.

The airline’s latest schedule bills, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday as per TANAPA fliers.

In their previous schedule, Precision Air used to fly into Serengeti and land at Seronera Airstrip three-times a week, usually on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Safari trucks outside the Seronera Airstrip Terminal in Serengeti

A one-way trip between Dar-Es-salaam and Serengeti or Zanzibar to Seronera, via Dar cost USD 290.

This time round maybe the Arusha or Kilimanjaro route to Serengeti may materialize to reinforce mobility in the Northern Circuit.

Already there are charter flights linking National Parks and Game Reserves from Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airports but they sometimes get overwhelmed, especially during the high-season of tourism.

But, Precision Air happens to be the first and the only member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to introduce scheduled flights to the Serengeti National Park.

The airline return to Serengeti is also timely, on that this happens to be the peak season for the Great wildlife Migration movements in the National Park.

While it may seem good news to tourists, hotel operators in the park, may not exactly celebrate this new development, which can easily take away a chunk of guests who could have boarded at their facilities overnight.

Next year, Precision Air which was established in 1993 gets to mark its 30th Anniversary.

The airline started out as a private charter air Transport Company flying a five-seater Piper Aztec aircraft.

Coincidentally Precision Air initial line of business was to connect tourists between Northern Zone urban canters to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Zanzibar Islands.

Eventually the Precision Air grew to become a fully-fledged airline serving the entire East African Region, shifting base from Arusha to Dar es Salaam.

The airline routes links Arusha, Bukoba, Kigoma, Kilimanjaro, Musoma, Mtwara, Mwanza, Tabora, Zanzibar and Nairobi, Kenya.

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