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The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti


Understand About The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti

Serengeti is the birthplace of the great Wildebeest Migration. This is where the whole show starts and ends. The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration has been documented to be one of the most phenomenal animal events that has ever been witnessed in the world.

As wildebeests move in the Serengeti, they move in big herds. Something you should know is that Serengeti is quite big, occupying a size of 15,000 KM2 of the Northern part of Tanzania. Hence, it can host more than 2 million animals at a go including other wildlife species.

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration Serengeti and all you need to know

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration routes - wildebeest Migration in Serengeti

The Serengeti wildebeest migration is a world wonder that many come to witness from all over the world, Witnessing more than 1.2 million animals migrating for over 1000km yearly. 

The migration moves circularly, covering a major part of the Serengeti in Tanzania, and Masai Mara in Kenya. They move using different routes, paths, and crossing points too. 

As they move North of Serengeti, they use the Grumeti Side routes, and while going back to the South of Serengeti, they pass through Kogatenge, Eastern Serengeti, and Seronera areas before reaching south.


Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Best Time to See Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti

Learn the best time to See the Great Migration in Serengeti

The Best time to see the migration in Serengeti depends on a lot of factors…

As much as the migration in Serengeti is available throughout the year, it’s also good to note that there are recommended times to see them.

The best time to see the migration in Serengeti is between January and March when they are in Serengeti South. The weather is favorable for travel and holidays, and for taking good photos. The Migration is in south Serengeti for the calving season.

The other best season to see them is between July and October. At this time, is when the season is prime and at its peak. You will be lucky to witness the crossings of hundreds of wildebeests crossing the Grumeti River and the main Mara River in Northern Serengeti. 

Between April and June, November and mid-December, The Serengeti experiences wet weather, as long and short rains dominate these months. You are not restricted to visiting, but due to the rainy conditions, it will be hard to maneuver and do game drives. 

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Looking For Where to Stay During the Great Migration?

Here are the best places to stay in Serengeti for Wildebeest Migration

Camps in Serengeti where you can stay for wildebeest migration in Tanzania

There are so many beautiful camps in Serengeti you can stay in while enjoying your safari, but, there are specific camps built to follow the wildebeest migration across the Serengeti Plains. Below are some of our recommended wildebeest migration camps in Serengeti you can stay to enjoy close encounters with the crossings or migration.

Activities at Asanja Moru

Activities at Serian Serengeti Mobile – Lamai

Activities at Nyikani Migration Camp

Activities at Serengeti Central Acacia Camp

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