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The Great Wildebeest Migration in April?

Where are the wildebeest herds in April?

April is one of the rainy seasons, when the long rains start falling in Kenya and Tanzania. These rainfall prompts the wildebeests to move from Ndutu to Central Serengeti, Seronera areas for greener grounds.

Highlights of Wildebeest Migration in April

  • This is the month the great migration arrives in the Central Serengeti Region
  • The start of the great migration starts in April towards the Seronera area
  • April is a wet and rainy month, the migration sticks here for a month or so before moving
  • Big Cats activities intensify during this month

April :- The Herd Starts Heading North

Wildebeest Migration in April is mostly sighted and seen in Central Serengeti, just from South Serengeti and Ndutu Conservation Area when they had a calving season. This time, there are thousands of wildebeest calves and zebra calves too learning to cope with the current pressure of moving from one area to another.

In central Serengeti, they occupy the Moru Kopjes and Simba Kopjes regions, some herds move to the East of the Serengeti. The grass has occupied most of these regions, and wildebeests are happy to devour them all as they move north in search of more pasture and food.

Wildebeest Migration Map in April

This Map Shows the wildebeest migration in the Central Serengeti Region and the Seronera Region.

Climate and Weather in April

Wildebeest Migration Weather Conditions in April

The climate in Serengeti National Park during April can be summarized as warm, humid and wet.

April is in the fall / autumn in Serengeti National Park and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.


As Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, welcomes April, the average high temperature stabilizes at a still moderately hot 26°C (78.8°F), showing little deviation from March’s 28°C (82.4°F). During April, Serengeti National Park’s temperature averages to a comfortable 16°C (60.8°F) at night.


April is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 21 days and accumulates 137mm (5.39″) of precipitation.


In April, the average length of the day in Serengeti National Park is 12h and 4min.
On the first day of April in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 18:47. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 18:38 EAT.


The months with the least sunshine are April and May, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, are January through May, and August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from exposure to the Sun’s UV radiation for the ordinary person.

Note: A typical high UV index of 12 in April suggests the following recommendations:
Enforce all necessary precautions, unprotected skin might burn swiftly. The Sun’s UV radiation is most potent between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Try to avoid direct sunlight during this time. Fend off the sun’s harsh rays with appropriate clothing, a wide-brim hat, and UV-protective sunglasses.

Daytime temperature 27.2°C
Nightly temperature 16.2°C
Average temperature 21.7°C
Daily sunshine 7.7 hrs
Avg rainfall 141 mm
Rainy days 21 days
Sea temperature 29°C
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 10.1kph

Gallery of Wildebeest Migration in April

Enjoy some amazing photos of wildebeest migration seen and sighted during this month of the year.

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