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what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

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what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

Hi! I'm planning a Safari with my mum for next year. What would be the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara and Tarangire? Thanks

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1. Re: what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

Ngorongoro Crater is good all year around as it is sort of a self contained catch all for animals. Serengeti and Tarangire have definite times that are better.

Serengeti (and Ngorongoro Conservation Area - outside the Crater) are going to see millions of wildebeeste and zebra calving in a short period of time. The congregation of animals and the increase of carnivores make this of itnerest. - February.

These same wildebeeste travel in a clockwise circuit throughout the year, and by July or September are in the far North of Serengeti at the Kenya border. Here you may see the river crossings that National Geographic makes so exciting.

Manyara is good any time of year. It is a green wooded park - different from the others. Some like it, some find it not as exciting.

Tarangire has a mini elephant migration between June and November, making it a better time of year for that park.

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2. Re: what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

Not just ellies in Tarangire. 250,000 Wildebeeste and other ungulates pour in from the Maasai steppes and Kilimanjaro area for the permanent river from June-December's little rains.

Tall grass in Ngorongoro can make viewing tiresome up to about June so I would suggest the 'best' for all round viewing is the second half of the year. The exception being Ndutu area in February-March.

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3. Re: what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

We were just there from 2 Sept - 17 Sep. The weather was great everywhere. Actually cooler than we expected. The migration was still in full force on the Mara and not overwhelmed with tourists. We were at Manyara, Ngorongoro, the Mara & Zanzibar. You'll love it!

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4. Re: what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

Its better to visit there any time of the year but sometimes its not good on march, April and November it rainy during that time the roads are not in a good condition it may be a trouble to you though it is not guaranteed.

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5. Re: what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

OP are you still there I presume you already have decided when you are travelling.

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6. Re: what is the best time of the year to visit Ngorongoro?

Serengeti is always good. Just depends when you travel but Ndutu is lovely at Xmas - March and further north towards the middle and end of year.

Ngorongoro good all the time... just do it ...go

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