Traveling to the Serengeti in Nov, Dec or Jan... Help
My girlfriend and I are thinking of going on safari in the Serengeti in Nov, Dec or Jan of 2012. There seems to be so much guess work with what reserve you want to visit at different time of the year, does anyone have any suggestions? We are mostly interested in large mammals, not so much in the bird life. Everything I am reading is giving us different rainy seasons and different places that are the "best" for viewing the wild life. Just because the migration of wildebeests is in the north does that mean it is a terrible idea to go to the south, east or west to see other animals? We are not sit on a date or even a month so any suggestions on time of year are also welcome.
Im just looking for a starting point, can anyone point me in the right direction?
I have not been to the Serengeti, but will do so in the future. Just remember that prices around Christmas jump greatly, so save your money and go either before Christmas or after the New Year. From what I've heard, as long as you are not there when the wildebeest are in Kenya (between July to November) there is plenty to see. From what I've read, late January is calving season for the Wildebeest so that is an incentive to be there at that time.
I managed to see the migration last year in Kenya (August) and it was stunning - one of the most amazing experiences you will ever have, and you'll have your opportunity to see it in the Serengeti too.
So Nov may not be the time to go, maybe we will shot for Jan. I would love to see the Wildebeest, that would be trip of a life time. Thanks for the tips
It may not be worth the risk visiting in November. As a guide, I decided on going to the Mara in August instead of July, just in case the migration was late. I have heard of people visiting in mid-July and not seeing the hordes of wildebeest. I have found a commercial website with great info on the wildebeest, I'll send it to you by Private Message.
Perfect, thanks again for all of your help!