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Oct 30th, 2016, 04:05 PM
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Tanzania Itinerary help

We are going to Tanzania in late July / early August 2017 for 6 nights. We'd like to split our time between 2 camps. What itinerary and camps do you recommend? We'd like to see the migration, lions and leopards!
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Nov 21st, 2016, 05:14 AM
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For the late July/early August migration, i recommend this :
2 nights Tarangire (July-October is the dry season and in Tarangire, many animal groups migrate into the park as the Tarangire river becomes the only viable water source for animals. In essence, there is a sort of mini-migration happening here.
1 night Ngorongoro
2 nights central Serengeti (the area with lions, leopardds and other cats)
3 nights north Serengeti (see migration crossings if lucky)
Depending on your needs and budget, your safari planner can recommend super luxury camps or comfortable/semi-luxury camps like Katikati, Olakira, Masek, etc.
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Jan 29th, 2017, 02:09 PM
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We spent 14 days in Rwanda and Tanzania this past July/August. For wildebeest migration, you need to be in the northern Serengeti that time of year. We spent 3 nights at Sayari camp and the Serengeti was our favorite park. We saw vehicles coming up from the central Serengeti to try to see a crossing and our guide said it basically took them all day to drive north and back, with no guarantee of seeing a crossing. We saw lions, leopards and a serval cat in the northern Serengeti as well, so I'm not sure why someone advised going to the central Serengeti for that. ?? In my view, you could skip the central part, since you are only planning 6 nights total. On our trip we also spent 2 nights in Tarangire, 2 nights at Gibbs Farm (one full day in the Ngorongoro Crater) and 2 nights at Lake Mayara, although one night there would have been fine.
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Feb 6th, 2017, 06:55 AM
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Hi Mlbrinkworth

I'd just liken to add:
Leopard: the best place to spot the "juu" is on trees around Seronera and adjacent streams. mention to your driver-guide places like: Korongo ya Johnny and Kumi-na-sita. actually he knows but you'll appear more serious...
I've never missed this spotted one in this area, IMHO one of the best on earth.
Stay close e.g. a new place called Kubu-Kubu.
Migration / Crossing
with 3 nights in the far north - on the Mara River / Kogatende etc' the chance to see the migration actually crossing the river is quite good

good luck

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Jun 24th, 2017, 01:56 PM
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Just want to chime in for Kubu Kubu Tented Camp. We stayed there this month and it was fantastic! Fairly new, but great location, wonderful staff, excellent views and plenty of animal sightings all around. So glad our tour operator, Earthlife Expeditions, suggested it to us. Spot on.
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