Best Time for Wildebeest Migration

Best Time to Spot Wildebeest Migration

Best time to see wildebeest migration

When to spot wildebeest Migration In Kenya and Tanzania

If you would love to witness the great wildebeest migration, you must ask yourself, when is the best time for wildebeest migration? Well, to start with, the wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania is a yearly event, hence a simple answer is you will see the migration any time of the year. But during the migration, different activities, and events happen during their long migration from Serengeti South to Serengeti North and finally to Masai Mara Kenya. 

The best time to see the wildebeest migration depends entirely on what you would want to witness. Most people love the famous wildebeest crossings in Serengeti North and Masai Mara, and some love the wildebeest calving in Ndutu and Serengeti South.

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide
Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide

Month By Month Wildebeest Guide

Wildebeest Schedule Guide - Best Time for Wildebeest Migration

We will guide you below to understand the best time for wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Below is a Month to Month Wildebeest Guide that shows the wildebeest movement in between seasons and months. We have another guide that shows a month-to-month guide for wildebeest migration, from January to December, explaining their activities and movements and where to see them in different months.

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide
Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide

The Great Migration Schedule

Where The Wildebeest Migration Start

January To March - Wildebeest Calving in Ndutu

The best time for wildebeest migration calving season is between January to March. The wildebeest calving happens in the Ndutu Conservation Area and south of Serengeti. After an episode of wildebeest extravaganza in Northern Serengeti and Masai Mara, they come to Ndutu expectant and ready to give birth.

From January to March, more than 500,000 wildebeest calves are born, making it almost 8000+ wildebeest calves born daily. If you are looking to have an adventure of wildlife activities and big cats hunting, visit between January to March and get immersed deeply.

These months are hot and dry, but full of food and water and a conducive environment for wildebeest calving. The short rains from November to December, bring much-needed food and water, as well as the long rains that start in mid-February and March, provide much-needed food and water as well.

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide
Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania - Wildebeest Calving Season - Wildebeest Migration Safaris - Wildebeest Sightings

April to June - Wildebeest Calving in Central Serengeti

During April to June, the months are wet and nothing much goes on per se, but just the grand mass movements of the wildebeests from Serengeti South and Ndutu to Central Serengeti. The movement comprises of different herds moving in different directions. 

Once they arrive in Central Serengeti, they tend to disperse and feed on the long grassland vegetation across the eastern and central areas of Serengeti. This is the best time for wildebeest migration in central Serengeti between April to June. 

If you book our wildebeest safari packages in between these months, you are guaranteed to enjoy lots of sightings of wildebeests and zebras, moving around safari camps and lodges, and grazing over the grass covering these areas in Seronera, Moru Hills, and Rongai Regions of Serengeti. 

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide
Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide

July to October - Wildebeest Migration and Crossings in North Serengeti

This is when the climax and most interesting months of the great wildebeest migration in both Serengeti and Masai Mara. At this time of the year, the wildebeests are in Serengeti and Masai Mara in millions. The months of July to October offer a very conducive environment for wildebeests to mate and sire then later when they arrive in Ndutu, they will give birth to strong calves. 

This is the best time for wildebeest migration and crossings in Masai Mara Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania. The thrills and immense tension tend to build as you watch the wildebeests jumping off high river cliffs and crossing the infested Mara River. This is the most awaited wildlife event of the year everyone always awaits to just see the wildebeest crossings

The wildebeest migration and crossing is a wildlife event that’s always anticipated when they move around Masai Mara and Serengeti in search of green grass and water. 

This is the best time to witness the wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya and Tanzania. You can book our wildebeest safaris as early as possible to get the front row. 

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide
Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide

November to December - Wildebeest Migration Back to South Serengeti

This is the time the wildebeests start their journey back south, after an eventful and thrilling moments. Between November and December, the wildebeests are heavily pregnant and they will be arriving in Ndutu ready for the calving season. 

The short rains start in November and extend to December preparing the grounds in Ndutu and South Serengeti with greener grounds and water. The wildebeest migration move so fast during these months ready to get to the south. 

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Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania - Wildebeest Calving Season - Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - Wildebeest Migration Safaris - Wildebeest Sightings

Best Wildebeest Crossings Points

Best Time to See Wildebeest Crossing Points in Serengeti and Masai Mara

The wildebeests have many crossing points at the Mara River both in Serengeti and Masai Mara. There is one, the Kichwa Tembo Crossing Point, within the Mara North Conservancy. And two crossing points within the Masai Mara National Game Reserve including the Lookout Crossing Point, Sand River Crossing Point, and Serena Crossing Points. 

Wildebeest Crossing Points in Serengeti are numbered from number 1 to 10, where numbers 4,7, and 10 are the most popular crossing points for wildebeests in Serengeti.

The wildebeests crossing at number 10 in Serengeti, end up crossing at Sand River in Masai Mara, while numbers 6,7 A and B, and 8  in Serengeti end up crossing at either Lookout or Sand River Crossing Point in Masai Mara. The once that cross at Number 1 to 5 most of them end up crossing at Serena, Lamai Wedge into Masai Mara. 

These crossings might not be correct, as some miss to cross at ceratin points as mentioned above, as these are just guides to let you know of popular crossing points in Masai Mara.

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide
Best Time for Wildebeest Migration - All About Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti and Masai Mara Migration - Month By Month Wildebeest Guide

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