Serengeti wildebeest migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration it’s an annual events of enormous herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya it’s actually a spectacular event which involve more than two million of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles rolling through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture and water.

These events begin across the great plain of Serengeti in April searching for water and nutrient grass. They face a lot of challenges on the way from predators, such as Lions, hyena, cheetah, leopard, and crocodile when crossings rivers.

Wildebeest migration has different season and sometime are not accurate due to the changes of weather.

May and June, rain season end on May and dry season begin from the south and east of the Serengeti National park, the dry season it’s a key to louche the event. This usually starts in April or May, the herds begin to move north and west, though not as one group but they split. Some will head to the Western Corridor and the Grumeti River before continue to north, and some may also go up through the Loliondo area, and through the Seronera area onwards to Lobo Area. 

July to August

This is the best season to witness the Big migration/crossing. Simply because between July and August, is when the wildebeest move into Kenya’s Maasai Mara by crossing the Mara River. These will be your life time experience, if your dream is to see the Big Migration/crossing   this is the best time for your safari.

October to November

The short rains begin around late October or early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. These are south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu and include the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The heard starts the journey to their origin ready to bring new member into their family. That why It’s not over yet! The migration starts to work its way south into Tanzania, so there will be plenty to see in the southern Masai Mara in Kenya and in Northern Tanzania.

December to March

The southern Serengeti is the place to be during these four months when the wildebeest are mostly staying put. Depending on rainfall, herds can be seen between the Nqutu area and the North side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which is the southeast of Serengeti National Park. Around February, wildebeest mothers give birth to more than 500,000 calves in a two- to three-week period, famously know as calving season so if seeing baby wildebeest or predatory action is a priority, please, book our calving tour.

fascinating Reality of the Wildebeest Calve: Within 10 minutes of birth, wildebeest calves are on their feet, so they’re ready to move

6 Days: Calving of the wildbeest & Zebra safaris

Every year, with some seasonally detected variations in timing and scale the short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the migration increases its pace towards southern of Serengeti where the short rains are regenerating new grass with rich of nutrient.

7 Days : The great of Serengeti migration Safari

The Serengeti Migration Safari is one of our best adventure safari designed to give each of our clients the best experience of Serengeti and its wonders.  More than 1.5 million Wildebeest and Zebra migrate in an enormous loop every year in a clockwise fashion in searching of water  and nutrient  grass from South to Western corridor crossing the Grumeti

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