We're planning our once-in-a-lifetime safari... the northern circuit... for late 2011. We originally planned to go in October... but we live in the frozen tundra (Minnesota, US) and this year we traveled in October and missed great weather here, then returned to brutal cold and snow for all of November and December. This got us to thinking of pushing our African trip farther into the winter months.
So... rains start in November... or maybe they don't? Maybe these rains are a problem with roads or travel discomfort - or maybe no big deal? Maybe that means the animals disperse more and are harder to see as things "reen up"... or maybe things turn green and the countryside is more attractive? Maybe the migration moves farther south into the Serengeti cutting down on travel time?
We want to see everything. Our only specific is that DW really wants to see elephants, so we want our visit to Taranguire to be at a time the elephants are still concentrated.
So... all you experts... given the 9 weeks from the middle of October to the middle of December - when would you suggest we go.
And thanks in advance for your help!