Serengeti Safari in September


Hi- I’m doing a honeymoon in Tanzania Sept 17-29. We’re going to do Safari and Zanzibar. For Safari, we’ll leave Arusha on Sept 19 and return Sept 24. We want to do Tarangire and Ngorongoro. Is the Serengeti a good choice this time of year?

Any suggestions for the best parks/places to visit during this time would be helpful. We’re looking at midrange places in terms of budget. Thanks.


Answers ( 2 )

  1. In September, most of the action is in the Masai Mara in Kenya. That said with your short time and already being in Arusha, Tarangire and the Crater can easily fit into your time. You even have time to stop in Manyara if you wish.

    19 Sep – drive to Tarangire – o/n
    20 Sep – Tarangire – o/n
    21 Sep – drive to Ngorongoro – crater tour in afternoon – o/n
    22 Sep – morning crater tour – o/n
    23 Sep – drive back to Manyara – o/n*
    24 Sep – drive to Arusha; fly to ZNZ.

    *or return to Arusha and take in some cultural activities.

    The Southern parks are lovely, but as mentioned above, getting to Selous will get you there early afternoon. The park here, the largest in Africa, deserves at minimun 3-days, even 4. Though many combine Selous w/Ruaha, you don’t really have sufficient time. But from Selous, you need only fly to DAR for flight to ZNZ (a much shorter trip -like 15-minutes).

  2. Msangai Adventure Safaris

    September is an excellent time to visit the Serengeti for a safari adventure. Here are some reasons why:

    1. The Great Migration: September is one of the best months to witness the Great Migration, which is the largest wildlife spectacle on the planet. Millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of food and water. This creates incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.
    2. Weather: September falls in the dry season in the Serengeti, which means the weather is generally sunny and pleasant with little to no rainfall. This makes it an ideal time for game drives and other outdoor activities.
    3. Fewer crowds: September is also considered a shoulder season, which means there are fewer tourists in the Serengeti compared to the peak season months of July and August. This allows for a more intimate and authentic safari experience with fewer crowds and more opportunities to connect with nature.

    Overall, a Serengeti safari in September offers a unique and unforgettable experience that’s sure to leave you with lasting memories. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, nature lover, or adventure seeker, there’s something for everyone in this incredible destination. website –

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