The best time to witness the Great Migration in the 'Siringet' normally called Serengeti National Park - Tanzania would then be late November to March, herds of zebra and wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti and from the end of April to early July most of them are in the Western corridor of the Serengeti national park. However, the migration proceeds into Kenya at Maasai Mara park where they normally stay there for about two months (end of August and early October).
Throughout your safari you'll be traversing the vast eastern Serengeti - Ngorongoro plains and savanna woodland to search out everything from hungry crocodile waiting for the mass wildebeest migration to cross the River, lions stalking their prey to leopards resting lazily on tree branches. Nights are spent at a luxury, safari-style tented camps, completely surrounded by herds of zebras and wildebeest. Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are homes to the 'Big Five,' as well as cheetahs, hyenas, crocodile and much more...
Please remember that the migration is weather-specific, and depends on the rain and when the animals decide to start the trek from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara or vice versa. As it can be difficult to pinpoint exact times, we suggest you put extra time into planning your departure dates.
Our 8-Day Serengeti the Great Migration safari has been designed with the aim of witnessing the Great Migration during the calving season. At the beginning of the short rainy season end of October, the herds of wildebeest start arriving at the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around early November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera-the heart of the Serengeti, around Ndutu area and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can easily be seen roaming around the plains as they feed on the green pastures. It has been recorded that more than 250,000 calves of wildebeest are born during the first two weeks of February. They normally stay in the area till early April and later start heading west towards the Grumet River and Musabi plains in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park. Kindly note that this is a natural phenomenon in rare cases the Great Migration be affected by rainfall, availability of water and food in the area, predators, and nutrition contents in the grasses.
You will witness the Great Migration mating and crossing the Grumet River in the Western corridor of the Serengeti. By May, the great migration arrives on the plains at Kirawira a few days after the last rain season has fallen around the Grumet River and western savanna woodland. Kindly note that this is a natural phenomenon in rare cases the Great Migration be affected by rainfall, availability of water and food in the area, predators, and nutrition contents in the grasses.
This safari has been designed with the aim of witnessing the Great Migration crossing the Mara River. At the beginning of the dry season in the Serengeti end of June, the herds of wildebeest start heading to northern Serengeti around Lobo area and Kogatende where the grass is green. From July to September, migration safaris hold the excitement of herds crossing the Mara River. As the animals enter the water, individuals are taken by crocodiles. Their sacrifice secures the survival of this extraordinary journey of species. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can easily be seen crossing the Mara River to Kenya's Masai Mara. Kindly note that this is a natural phenomenon in rare cases the Great Migration be affected by rainfall, availability of water and food in the area, predators, and nutrition contents in the grasses.