Migration safaris, holidays & tours
Millions of wildebeest and other plains animals travel instinctively across Africa every year in search of rich habitat, following the seasons. Right now, the Great Serengeti Migration is in progress.
Animals trends in the development across Africa in search of the rains that give the continent’s land life. The migration follows a clockwise grazing and reproduction path that has been used for thousands of years instead of having a real beginning or conclusion.
The Great Migration of Wildebeests
The Great Wildebeest Migration, an annual movement of vast herds of grazers through Northern Tanzania and Kenya, is an absolutely breathtaking spectacle. In quest of greener grass, more than two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara environments in a predictable rhythm. Without a doubt, this is one of nature’s seven wonders of the world.
Safari Vacations to See the Great Migration: The Basics
- Tanzania has year-round viewing of the Great Migration because the animals move in a cyclical pattern around the Serengeti National Park. We’ll discuss the locations where wildebeest are most likely to be throughout the year.
- The herds only extend their feeding fields in Tanzania’s northernmost part to Kenya’s Masai Mara when they are in need of new pastures during the Great Wildebeest Migration. Even then, the majority of the herds are still wandering about the northern Serengeti regions. The migration is only noticeable in Kenya for a few months of the year, when the herds are on their approach to the border.
Overview of the Annual Migration: The Best Times to See the African Wildebeest
- July – October:You might see the up to a thousand wildebeest crossing the massive Mara River during this time while they are on the northern Serengeti plains. Many people think now is the best time to view the migration since the sight of the wildebeest crossing is so breathtaking.
- December – March: It is calving season right now, and the wildebeest are in the southern Serengeti, more especially in Ndutu, which is actually in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is one of the highlights of the wildebeest’s migration, along with the river crossings, and a spectacular moment to observe the herds assemble on the majestic rolling plains of the south. Due to their yearly migration south for calving season, February is the only month of the year when you can nearly always observe the large herds together.
- The rest of the year: November, April, May, and June are slightly transitional months to view the herds because these months are where the migration is “in between” regions. Since the Serengeti experiences lengthy rains in April and May and short rains in November, the wildebeest are less concentrated during these months than they are during the peak months of July through October and December through March. As a result, you encounter fewer of those tightly packed large herds that delight people.
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