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Rwanda Gorillas plus... Kenya or Southern Tanzania??

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Posted such a query once a few months ago and got a couple of replies, but am still undecided about what to do. Planning Rwanda for about 4 days of gorilla trekking in 2013 - recommended months for best weather were Aug-Oct from one tour operator. So first, do those of you who have been agree with this? I assume it's for the least chance of rain and mud, which does seem desirable.

If going during this time, it will also be the dry season in southern Tanzania - considering Ruaha and Selous. Concerned about unbearable heat and tse tse flies. Last year I was in Botswana in early Sept and it was pretty darn hot during the middle of the day. What do those think who've traveled in this area at this time of the year?

Kenya - have not been to this country. Aug-Oct would still potentially overlap with the migration, but would be height of the tourist season with lots of vehicles etc.... Like the idea of the less crowded areas of southern Tanzania, but don't know which to choose honestly. Not enough time or money to do both in addition to Rwanda. Looking at about 2 weeks on the ground in Africa.

Love to hear pros and cons from those who've traveled to both Kenya and southern Tanzania.

Our main goal is seeing lots of animals, nice terrain, tented camps for accommodations, private vehicle, photography.

Thanks everyone!

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