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Best time for Tanzania

Postby africa2012 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:47 am

Hi All, Looking at 2 trips to Tanzania. One is end of May, other is beginning of Sept.
Which would be the best time to go? Both trips are very close in price, so that's not a factor.
Also yes or no on balloon ride while there?
Thanks for any sugestions!
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Re: Best time for Tanzania

Postby lesliew » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:10 am

I went to Tanzania in early October and it was perfect. Someone asked our guide his opinion on when the best time to visit is, and he said September and October. He told us that one problem you run into from May-July is that the grass is really high on the Serengeti (because the rainy season has just ended) and so it's harder to spot animals. I did not do the balloon ride, but I wish I had. Two people in my group did it and said it was spectacular! They got some really great pictures too (the balloon lowers closer to the ground when they spot an animal, so you can hover right over it).
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Re: Best time for Tanzania

Postby africa2012 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:47 pm

Thanks for your reply Lesliew,
Was leaning toward Sept, you helped me make up my mi
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