From January to February are the best time to visit the Southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Although most visitors enter the park from the south, this region is widely ignored by tourists due to its lack of wildlife during much of the year. However, the short rains that take place in November draw the herd back to its breeding grounds.
From March to May it’s a rainy reason springtime. Because most visitors look at the wet conditions, you can expect to find lower prices on excursions and lodging.
But keep in mind that most of the semi-permanent campgrounds and some of the lodges close their doors to tourists during this time, so you will need to plan ahead.
During the summer and fall, the Great Migration makes its way north, where the plains are ablaze with colourful flora.
In the early summer months, you’ll most likely find the herd near the Grumeti River in the park’s Western Corridor, although you’re sure to catch a glimpse of a smaller rogue group in the Lobo Valley.
Between July and September, the wildebeest and zebras mingle with elephants and giraffes in beautiful Lobo and Bologonja Springs in the park’s northern area.
Short, sporadic rain showers signal the Great Migration’s return to the southern grasslands. Plan to spend most of this month in the Western Corridor along the Grumeti River or at the Mbalageti Tented Lodge, a permanent campground with sweeping views.