About Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

We have Prepared Information about Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari, Every year, 1.5 million wildebeest, 200 000 zebra, and hundreds of antelope of various types undertake the 800 to 1000 km journey across Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. All of the major predators, as one would assume, follow closely behind. It’s their take on ‘Food on the Move.’

It’s difficult to put into words how it feels to witness these massive herds of wild creatures roar through the plains, blowing up dust as they go. They’re known as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” When you watch them moving, it’s almost as though thunder is rumbling underneath the African earth. And that’s before we get to the crocodile-infested river crossings in June/July.

Map of the great Wildebeest Migration

November and December: Around the beginning of November, the short rains start. The wildebeest then start to move onto the Serengeti’s short-grass plains in late November and early December. These are near Ndutu, to the south and east of Seronera.

February, March, and January: The majority of wildebeest calves are born in February, and the animals remain in the same region. There are said to be 8000 babies born per day for roughly three weeks.

The animals begin their long trip north in April or May in search of new grazing land and fresh water.

June: In the Western Corridor, the animals gather on the Grumeti River’s south side. Instead of being one continuous river, the river here often consists of a number of ponds and streams. These river crossings are not as as impressive as those of the Mara River in the north, but the animals serve as an annual feast for the enormous crocodiles of the Grumeti River.

August and July: The migration keeps migrating north, frequently splitting across a large area. Some pass through the Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, while others travel through the Serengeti National Park’s central region.

September: The migration’s biggest challenge is the Mara River, which is why the herds spread over the northern Serengeti. This river flows from Kenya’s neighboring Maasai Mara Game Reserve into the northern Serengeti. If you are fortunate enough to see a crossing, it is amazing.

October: The herds are moving south once more, across western Loliondo and the Lobo region of the Serengeti National Park, in search of the new leaves that appear after rains on the southern Serengeti’s short-grass plains.

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Now, while you might have a clearer understanding of the movements of migration, game focus is not always what you would expect. You must keep in mind that the immense herds are spread out over the ecosystem of the Serengeti-Masai Mara, and may not always be close to each other. That said, even though the herds are slightly spaced out, it is always an amazing experience to be amongst them.

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Kyra T
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A long-lasting impression The four days through Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire were a complete seamless experience that made a long lasting impression on us. The organizer, Daudi, was very responsive to all questions before the tour started, and was also interested to hear our feedback afterwards. Simon, our guide and driver, had a sharp eye to find the most hidden, smallest and farthest animals for us (Hello, Rhinos!). We always felt in good hands when he steered the vehicle over the rough tracks. And our cook supplied our mixed group of 6 people with freshly prepared and varied meals of delicious taste. With this level of service, you cannot go wrong by booking your safari with Meijo Safaris.
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Vincent D
Meijo safari / 5 days camping We did the 5 days 4 night camping safari . This was an amazing experience. The national park we have seen were very different and interesting. We had a cook travelling with us when we went to Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The food was just amazing and in great quantity. Communication has been perfect fro day one with Daudy, for the Meijo office. He also visited us after the safaris to hear our comments in person. I HIGHLY recommend this safari agency. I looked a lot, they are the cheapest and the quality is there. No regrets at all !
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Edward M
Just book do not hesitate We did 6 days tented camp safari with this company and everything was as we wished.Daudi was very active on anwering all of our emails and provided us with lots of guides.The accommodation was clean and comfortable, our guides was able to show us every kind of animals and explained everything to us.If you are looking for the best and affordable experience just book with them.
Efficient and friendly Very efficient and friendly tour company. Well organized, with nice perks like hot meals, drinks etc. The manager was very responsive and even picked us up from the bus station the night before our start. We were able to book any day we wanted in a group safari, because the collaborate with other agencies with similar standards to fill their group tours.And of course the wildlife itself is beyond incredible...
Eva T
Incredible 5 day-4 night Safari! My mum and I had a 5 day-4 night safari with Meijo Safari and had a blast! We did Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara :)We camped 2 nights, in the Serengeti and on top of the crater and loved the experience! The 2 other nights were spent at a local lodge, the fig tree hotel, which had a swimming pool. The days are long and hot so relaxing in the pool at the end of it was very welcome! We shared the car with other groups so got to meet other travelers along the way, which was nice 🙂 you can have your private car too if that's what you prefer. Our guide and crew were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. We had 3 delicious meals a day, freshly cooked! No lunch boxes like other companies we have seen 🙂 And most importantly: we saw hundreds, if not thousands of animals, including the big 5! You won't be disappointed, go for it! 🙂
clair ss
A must do for every animal lover out there, you won't be disappointed What a amazing safari we did, when we was told were see big 5 we was still doubtful but we definitely did and more truly the best thing I've ever done , driver was great and patient with us waiting and watching all the animals. The pride of lions taking a drink chilling by the water was just brilliant. Our chef was a surprise aswell great food and lots of it . We did budget camping for 2 nights it was ok , the toilet washing facility was clean but smell was awful there currently building new facilities i think these will be better. Don't let that put you off though as around the crater and serengeti there are great facilities.

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