Where to go in Kenya and / or Tanzania for safari in January?
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 3:09 PM Last Post By: LH987
Nov 7, 2012 4:24 PM
I am planning a big-ish trip in East Africa for late December and January, and my current thinking is to allocate around 1.5-2 weeks in (possibly first half of) January for safari in Southern Kenya / Northern Tanazania. However, I am not too sure about the best parks to go for that time of year, especially given my flexibility and willingness to go almost anywhere in Kenya and Tanzania. I have read from some sources that Serengeti is supposed to be superb, as animals congregate around water holes, but this is perhaps taken out of comparison vs. other parts of Tanzania and Kenya.
I would greatly appreciate if someone with experience could comment on this, and help me decide where to go (I am planning to join the sort of "scheduled group" safari tours organized by local operator / travel agency, so any recommendation would also be welcome, if they fall into the cost range of less than US$250 per day).
And also a bit of extra background is that I will also visit Uganda for the gorilla and chimpanzee tracking only. If you know that general wildlife safari in any particular national park there is good (vs. the animal concentration in Kenya and Tanzania), please let me know also.
Nov 10, 2012 3:09 PM
1I've got the answers from another forum. For the benefit of others, here is the summary: Kenya not really worth going; southern part of Serengeti is the best
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