One of the greatest spectacles on earth is the Great Migration!
Once a year over 2 million Wildebeests, Zebras and several types of Antelope start their big trek from the Northern Serengeti to the Southern Serengeti. That is nearly 2900 km!
Not only is it an incredible site for us to see, but is probably the most dangerous, yet life giving experience these creatures must go through – only to do it all again the following year!
Jittery wildebeest have to face crocodile-infested waters, out-run the entourage of predators, AND hope that they don’t die of thirst or starvation… It’s also the time, that they start baring young – the next generation of migrators. This process is so very vital for them!
The exact time and location that The Great Migration takes place are always changing but historically between the months of June to late September the wandering takes place. Dictated mainly because of the rains (and the lack thereof), determines when and where the animals will be but they follow the same clockwise migratory route year after year – Let me assure you, when the Northern Serengeti starts to dry up and food becomes scarce, they are sure to start migrating…
The northern area in The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania is a great place to see newborn Wildebeest and Zebra during calving season. Whilst the Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to encounter the vast skittish herds during the mass migration. Many tours and guides will take you to those “prime” spots, like the Mara River Crossing, but that’s just the problem – It’s the prime spot… so everyone will be crowded trying to view it all. Our guides are very experienced and try their very very best for you to see the migration, as it is an annual wonder. We do not guarantee you will see the siting, as you do have to be at the right place at the right time … But you never know! You could be one of the lucky ones! What an amazing experience!
So don’t forget to bring your cameras!!
On our 14 Day Kenya Safari + Tsavo Extension you can experience this beautiful annual spectacle and travel through the incredible “born free” countryside of Shaba Samburu National Park among many other sites and wonders.
This is a bucket list item – SO let us help you “tick” it off!