Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari
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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