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The Great Wildebeest Migration in May?

Where are the wildebeest herds in May?

The long rainy season continues to May, making the area wet, filled with green grass to retain the wildebeests within this region.

Highlights of Wildebeest Migration in May

  • In May, the wildebeests are in the central Serengeti
  • The Wildebeest Calves are now brave to move around
  • They remain in Central Serengeti for the entire month
  • Gnus move towards north towards end of May

May :- The Wildebeests are in Central Serengeti in May

Wildebeest Migration in May tends to be around the Central Serengeti, occupying a larger area of this region. Food is in plenty and the gnus enjoy staying here feeding the newly born calves just before they head north for an escapade crossing the Mara River both in Kenya and Tanzania.

The grass and water are in plenty, making them stick here for a month or even till mid-June before they start moving towards Grumeti and Northern Serengeti.

Wildebeest Migration Map in May

Climate and Weather in May

Wildebeest Migration Weather Conditions in May

Transitioning into May, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania experiences notable shifts in its weather system. The shift from the intensive rains of April to a significantly lower precipitation value is evident. A slight drop in temperature further distinguishes May from the previous months. This alteration in weather dynamics, influenced by a rainfall drop to 68mm (2.68″), has an impact on the park’s landscape. Moreover, the monthly analysis shows a steady UV index and consistent daylight hours.


In Serengeti National Park, the months of May through July are known for the lowest temperatures, reaching an average high of 25°C (77°F).


In Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, in May, it rains for 15 days, with typically 68mm (2.68″) of accumulated precipitation. In Serengeti National Park, during the entire year, the rain falls for 142 days and collects up to 840mm (33.07″) of precipitation.


In May, the average length of the day in Serengeti National Park is 12 hours and 1 minute.
On the first day of May in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, sunrise is at 06:36, and sunset is at 18:38. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:38, and sunset is at 18:38 EAT.


April and May, with an average of 7 hours of sunshine, are the months with the least sunshine in Serengeti National Park.

The climate in Serengeti National Park during May can be summarized as warm, humid, and reasonably dry.

May is in the fall/autumn in Serengeti National Park and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average May is the 6th driest month of the year in Serengeti National Park with around 76mm of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side, this corresponds to an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.


Daytime temperature 26.4°C
Nightly temperature 15.9°C
Average temperature 21.1°C
Daily sunshine hrs
Avg rainfall 76 mm
Rainy days 16 days
Sea temperature 28°C
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 9.7kph

Gallery of Wildebeest Migration in May

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

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