SERENGETI in October

Old Mar 20th, 2013, 12:16 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
SERENGETI in October

I'll visit the Serengeti in October; I'm planning to spend 4 nights there.
As the migration is supposed to be up north at that time of the year, would you recommend 3 nights in the north (Lobo) & 1 in central Serenegti (Seronera region)? Or 2 nights in the North & 2 in Seronera?

What are the best areas to see cheetahs in October?

TROGON is offline  
Old Mar 20th, 2013, 12:24 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 8,675
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Lobo is not really north, and still a 3/hr drive to true north along the border between countries in the Kogatende area. Unfortunately there are few inexpensive camps in this area. Believe the most reasonably priced at KOG would be EMC camp - Exclusive Mobile Camps - and when we were in the area this past Oct, there were no guests.

You might do better staying in Central and arranging with your guide for a daytrip w/picnic and head north.

Cheetah, don't ask me... I've only ever seen one (1) during various visits when farther north than Central. But, as with game viewing anywhere, there's never any guarantee what will be seen from day-to-day. I'm sure others have come about cheetah during their visits.
sandi is offline  
Old Jul 9th, 2013, 07:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
if you wont mind I will send you a fully itinerary for the planned tour basing on your interests in few days to come
lucia009 is offline  
Old Jul 10th, 2013, 05:46 AM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 14,440
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The north is not the best place for cheetah. Central is better. My cheetah viewing has been zero in the north for about a week's worth of time over a couple of trips, even less than Sandi's.

Central is more likely to have cheetah.

Do you want to see wildes in herds or crossing the river? If in herds, you can stay at Lobo and drive north to locate herds, assuming sizable numbers have come back to Tanzania. If you want to witness a river crossing you need to stay at one of the (expensive) camps farther north along the Mara.

Can you possibly devote more time? That's always easy to suggest when one is not paying the bill.

But if you are spending 4 nights in Serengeti out of an entire trip, re-allocation of your days to more time in the Serengeti might pay off if your goals are a wilde cross and cheetah.

Good luck!
atravelynn is offline  
Old Jul 11th, 2013, 10:56 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cheetahs follow gazelle. Usually on short grass plains. I am copying you a link to a good piece of research that explins this in more detail. (see page 28)

Gol Kopje is widely reputed to have the highest density of cheetahs in the Serengeti and I have never been disappointed but I have always been there at the beginning of the rains.
Peshf is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Africa & the Middle East
Aug 7th, 2017 02:55 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Feb 6th, 2010 05:45 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Apr 26th, 2007 03:12 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Dec 6th, 2005 02:13 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Jul 15th, 2004 06:49 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information