Serengeti Migration

The Wildebeest Migration across the mighty Serengeti is one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Each year around the wildebeest migration begins in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and follow the rains and new grass north to Kenya's Masai Mara.

As the location of the migration varies depending on the time of year you choose to visit the best places to stay change also. There is a range of different options from camping to 5* luxury lodges. Please have a look at the brief description of the migration below.

The calving season begins in January. This coincides with the rain and lush new grass. The migration is lead by approximately 750,000 zebra. Around 1.2 million wildebeest follow them along with a few hundred thousand assorted antelopes.

During February the wildebeest spend their time on the short grass plains and give birth to around 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period. The calves are born together to give them more chance of survival as predators target the young but they cannot eat them all! If any calves are born early they rarely survive.

In May the animals start to move north west as the rains end. They tend to remain around the Grumeti River until late June.

In July the main migration of heading north, arriving on the Kenyan border late July or early August and they stay in the Mara for the rest of the dry season.

In early November as the short rains start the migration begins moving south again, heading for Ndutu's short grass plains arriving in December.

Please contact us and let us know when you wish to visit and the sort of accommodation you are interested in and our experts will plan your personal itinerary to maximise your migration experience.

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