Serengeti great Migration
SERENGETI GREAT MIGRATION
AFRICA RACE`S CIRCLE FOR LIFE
The annual earth vibrates of millions of hooves, as the race herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles fill the plain following the rains annuals struggle for survival known as The great migration. It is a natural wildlife show on earth and a life-changing experience.
WHY DO MILLIONS OF HOOVES MIGRATE?
Over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles move between Serengeti and Masai mara searching for a green pasture, followed by the hungry predations – Lions, Leopards, Cheater, Hyenas, wild dogs, and crocodiles making sure only the strongest survive.
THE GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI HOLIDAY.
You can see the great migration in Serengeti Tanzania almost all year round, they migrate in circular in Serengeti national parks usually at different times of the year.
The great migration stays in Serengeti for ten and a half (10.5) months and only move to Masai Mara as an extension of the grazing lands in the northern part of Tanzania and stay there for one and a half (1.5) months although most of the wildebeest will still grazing at the northern of Serengeti.
THE BEST TIME TO WITNESS THE GREAT MIGRATION
December to April
- The wildebeest migration will be calving in southern Serengeti national park and stretching a lover Ndutu area in northern Ngorongoro conservation area, November and December are short rain, The wildebeest stay in this area until the end of long rains, end of April or early May.
- As wildebeest, Zebras, and other ungulates are so many and give birth to so many calves without is the attraction to predators. Early March and April the herd may move again in search of green pasture, and you might see the hug herds on the move.
May to July
- After giving birds and grazing on green pasture in southeastern Serengeti, start getting ready for their 800 km long trek. This time you may have the opportunity to see more than a million marching up to 40 kilometers long, the herds will move towards the western corridor, where you can see the crossing at Grumeti River.
- Wildebeest will be fighting to rescue their life and crocodile looking for food to survive. The herds may dwell on the western corridor for more than two weeks while waiting to cross the river. Mara River in Northern Serengeti, July is the best time if you would like to see river crossing.
August to September
The beginning of August is when you will see the last big herds crossing the river, then some herds will head to Masai Mara some will remain to graze in Serengeti while crossing back and forth.
September the first herds will start come back and crossing the Mara River towards the south of Serengeti giving enough chance for big herds to cross in October.
October to November
- All herds need to cross the Mara river before starting a long trek to the south of Serengeti again. This usually happens in October but sometimes early but continues until the end of October.
If you are looking for a good picture and memories of wildebeest migration this is the best time.
Note: The herds of ungulates are following the rain for the green pasture; remember nature is nature can change any time as already happened in previous years, following the great migration talk to our expert for more information when you plan your safari.