Wildebeest Migration Facts

All About the Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania

Facts About Wildebeest Migration

All About Wildebeest Migration in East Africa

Treat yourself to a once-in-a-lifetime Great Migration safari holiday. Our Wildebeest Migration Safaris itineraries start with Nairobi in Kenya or Arusha Tanzania but are completely customizable to your preferred length of stay and travel needs.

From mid-June to November, grab yourself front-row seats to the drama and action of Wildebeest Migration River crossing season, while also enjoying serene sunset moments in the vast open landscapes of Africa.

On your Great Migration Kenya itinerary, you’ll begin in Tsavo West National Park combined with the majestic land of elephants Amboseli National Park or Samburu National Reserve Combined with Lake Nakuru National Park before visiting the iconic Masai Mara.

Alternatively, go on a Wildebeest Migration safari for 10 nights in Tanzania’s world-famous Serengeti National Park, where you’ll enjoy the comforts of the best migrations camps in Serengeti, or book an entire week in Masai Mara National in a river-facing wildebeest migration safari camp as you wait for the magical crossings.


Whether you’re ready to travel now or are considering a wildebeest migration safari in the future, enquire with us and our friendly expert safari consultants will be happy to advise you, confirm availability, and provide you with a quote.

Wildebeest Migration - The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti - Wildebeest Sightings
Wildebeest Migration - The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti - Wildebeest Sightings
Wildebeest Migration - The Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti - Wildebeest Sightings

Intersting Facts About Wildebeest Migration

Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration and Crossings

There is no single time of year to see the Great Migration since it is an eternal annual cycle from place to place, year in and year out.  However, depending on either the aspect of the Great Migration you want to witness (such as river crossings) or the time of year that you prefer to travel, your safari can be tailored to give you the best chance of seeing what you desire.

It is believed that the wildebeest life starts in Ndutu Conservation Area and Serengeti South, where more than 8000 Wildebeest Calves are born daily and later migrate up North to Serengeti North and later Masai Mara in Kenya. The Great Migration can be summarised in this way as having these four seasons.

Alternatively, you can learn more about when to travel via this month-by-month breakdown of the Great Migration. Whether the great herds are calving in the south or on the move north in search of greener pastures – and then back again – there is a huge variety of astounding scenes unfolding before you.

Most people think that the Wildebeest Migration only takes place between July and October, but it’s actually an ever-moving, circular migration with various but equally exciting events that occur year-round. The popular river crossings usually coincide with safari’s high season (June to October), hence the perception that this is the only time of the year that the wildebeest are on the move or can be seen.

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