Naabi Hill

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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,537 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Approaching the Serengeti National Park from the Ngorongoro Crater, Naabi Hill stands out on the horizon. Being one of the entrances to the Serengeti National Park, there's a costant tooing and froing of safari vehicles. There's a small refreshment outlet and a few picnic tables and toilets (welcome relief after a long drive). There is quite a lot of development of the facilities underway, which can only lead to an improvement in the services offered.
Written March 15, 2023
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Lisa
Utrecht, The Netherlands21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
New clean toilet facilities at the entrance of serengeti, very little information is provided but the hill offers a great views to the savannah. It took us 1hr to settle right after paying for entrering into the park. The permits were arranged by our car rental company safari masters prior to leave From Arusha
Written May 22, 2020
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Nothing much to do in there. Passing by from national park to the other, stop for refreshments for 10 minutes. Few shaded chairs, one shop and many colorful lizards.
Written March 10, 2023
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frdfrd
So California1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As part of our 2 1/2 week International Expeditions safari in Tanzania and Kenya during March 2008, we stayed at a tent camp on the lower slopes of the rock outcrop in the middle of nowhere in the Serengeti called Naabi Hill. We arrived by LandCruiser after a trip from the Ngorogoro crater over some rough and tumble roads to the main park entrance and from there over a short dirt road to the mobile tented encampment. Our group of 11 had the encampment to ourselves with an equivalent number of staff and our two naturalist guides. The tents were large and set several feet apart and included a small sitting area just outside the tent, a large bed area with twin beds, a dressing and storage area for our clothes, a separate room with a sink and flush toilet and a connecting hallway to an outdoor shower with heated water poured into a tank when we requested a shower. It was all very rustic. A dining and bar area was provided in a separate tent area with a long table seating the 11 people in our party along with our guides. A separate cooking and serving area were under canvas flys located several feet away. Cooking was primitive; mostly over charcoal fires, but food, beverages, bread and pasteries were very good.

We had arrived just at the start of the long rainy season and had several rain storms move through the area, but none the less, each day, we had 3 game drives scheduled. The rains were no trouble, and helped keep the dust and temperatures down. Bring a coat this time of year. Game was plentiful in the area, as the Wildebeast were beginning to move through the area, along with zebra, lions, elephants moving through the Naabi hill area. Elephants were heard in the vicinity of the camp one night and a pride of 3 lions made a zebra kill less than 1/2 mile away. Thousands of Wildebeast with their accompanying zebra moved to within 1 mile of camp on our last day. The plains were darkened by their numbers. In the vicinity of Naabi hill, we also saw giraffe, hippos, cheeta, dik dik, gazelle by the hundreds, and a wide variety of bird life.

Overall, this 3 night stay was the highlight of our safari. Highly recommended, if you can afford it.
Written April 4, 2008
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Vikram Dayal
Mumbai, India163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Business
Every time i get to the Naabi Hill gate it seems like the doorway to heaven- when actually it is just a small hillock around a giant kopje in the middle of the southern serengeti-ngorongoro conservation area. Climb to the top of the hill and admire the view of the 'endless plains' on all sides. You must be careful of elephants - they have no difficulty climbing up and down what seems like a steep rocky surface! There is elephant dung all over the place and during the last visit we spotted a herd of elephants barely 100 ft away (we took some hurried snaps and climbed down). Lots of babblers and other birds abound.
Written July 18, 2012
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seemanauttamtz
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We stopped here for exit from Serengeti and to take our entry permit to Ngorongoro. While getting all the process done, the Naabi Hill offers get view of the endless Beautiful Serengeti; this short climb is so easy for anyone to climb and a great view to see the NDUTU area which is the calving place for wildebeest from January to mid-March.
Written September 24, 2020
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333sonjab
Zurich, Switzerland68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
excellent facilities, very clean toilets, two shops with a very broad range of snacks and souvenirs, coffee available
Written March 4, 2020
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Ivica
Heidelberg, Germany106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
After a bumpy road down from Ngorongoro highlands, you stretch your legs by climbing here while paperwork is being sorted out. After reaching the top of the hill, you stand in awe in front of the mighty Serengeti, and know all the dust and bone breaking trashing in the car were totally worth it.
Written August 22, 2018
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Steve5863
Avon, OH12,823 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Naabi Hill is located at the official check-in point for Serengeti National Park, 7km (4.3 miles) inside the southern entrance. Here, your guide will need to check-in and pay the entrance fee and the newly implemented process, especially during the busy season, is likely to take at least 30 minutes and possibly much longer. The good news is that there are restrooms, a small gift shop, grocer, shady tables to sit at and Naabi Hill to take advantage of while you wait.

Naabi Hill is a small but fairly steep rocky hill called a Kopje, many of which are scattered throughout the Serengeti. Climbing the hill did not take long but did require a bit of effort due to the steepness and the hot African sun. The views from the top are limited by the trees and the views one does get were not all that impressive to me as the elevation was not that great and the buildings, people and the numerous safari vehicles intrude upon the views. I thought the views from Gong Rock we saw a couple of days later were far superior as they looked out upon the unspoiled Serengeti plains.

For me, the best part of Naabi Hill was getting a close look at the little things; the many colorful agama lizards, birds including the brilliantly colored Spectacular Starlings, butterflies, and the flora which included some wildflowers.
Written August 3, 2016
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JoeTeeVee
Los Angeles, California57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
I can't give any park in Tanzania an average rating- but this hill is basically the gate to the Serengeti National Park. But after a long drivem their is a nice picnic area, clean restrooms, a small shop (that sells cards for your camera- which you probably didn't bring enough of!) But do be sure to take the short walk to the top of the hill for an amazing view of the Serengeti. After sitting in a bumpy car all day- the walk will feel great!
Written January 30, 2012
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