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Extra day in Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater?

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Extra day in Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater?

Hi,

We are doing an 8 day safari (max. time available) at the end of November and in our itinerary we are already doing two half days and one full day in the Serengeti and a camping night at the rim of the crater with a 6hr drive on the crater floor the next day and we have the option of doing;

1) Extra full day in the Serengeti

2) Extra full day in Ngorongoro Crater - is a walk safari or a drive safari best to see animals in this area?

What are the ideal times to spend in either of these areas?? Our main aim is to see as many animals as possible.

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21. Re: Extra day in Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater?

Ill be going into Tanzania from Mzuzu, Malawi to Mbeya, Tanzania. Has anyone done this route?

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22. Re: Extra day in Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater?

Thanks,

2, is a bit dubious but 1 & 3 look like a simple misunderstanding to me. To allege Extortion is a bit OTT to me.

Eurabonny,

I don't recognise 'Mzuzu' but assume this is the route up Nyasa? If so that is well used and no problem. It is where you are gong after Mbeya that may make make a difference. See my post about Katavi area.

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23. Re: Extra day in Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater?

Hi Eurabony,

Your tour is well paced out. My only suggestion would be to cover Oldupai gorge on your way to Serengetti as it would be on the way. Unless you decide to trek to the actual site ie cover only the museum & the site from the viewing platform it should not take more than an hour or so maximum. This would leave you with more time for the game drive on the way back for a relaxed drive back to Arusha. If you have time do stop by the Masai Museum & Snake Park near Arusha for a much better experience than any Masai Boma around Ngorongoro, which I would suggest to avoidm as they are a complete tourist trap & a rip off.

All the best

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