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Amboseli NP in Kenya vs Taragire NP in Tanzanie

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Amboseli NP in Kenya vs Taragire NP in Tanzanie

We are planning a ~2 week safari to Kenya/Tanzania for Aug/Sept and due to wanting to take the trip out to the Mahale NP to see the chimps we will have less time to visit the other parks. Currently on the list is Masai Mara or Serengeti (great migration/river crossings), Ngorongoro Crater and Mahale. In many of the preplanned safari itinaraies I have seen them mention both the Amboseli and the Tarangire NP as key places to see massive elephant groups and the older big bulls. Can someone that has visited both in the Aug/Sept time frame or is an "expert" give suggestions between which would be preferable to visit? Thanks

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1. Re: Amboseli NP in Kenya vs Taragire NP in Tanzanie

Yes in Tarangire the home of elephants you will see many of them, Ngorongoro,and Serengeti you will also see elephants but for migration by the time will be in masai mara. For Serengeti migration between Dec June each year.

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2. Re: Amboseli NP in Kenya vs Taragire NP in Tanzanie

Hi Frank both are Elephants parks and you have a great chance to see lots of them.Amboseli National park added advantage is being on the foothill of Kilimanjaro Africa's -highest Mountain.

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3. Re: Amboseli NP in Kenya vs Taragire NP in Tanzanie

Suggest you stay in Tanzania thus Tarangire which has a mini-migration between Jul-Oct. The landscape is also nicer than Amboseli.

With regards the Migration, here too stay in Tanzania at the very north in Kogatende area as NOT all the herds move into the Masai Mara and with less camps in this area, not as many vehicles/tourists.However, the few camps in the area tend to be rather expensive vs various budgets in the Mara.

Also, as there is no direct crossing between Serengeti and Masai Mara, by road it'll take an entire day or if by air about $500.pp,. Why I suggest stick to one country.

4. Re: Amboseli NP in Kenya vs Taragire NP in Tanzanie

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