Great Wildebeest Migration
The Great Migration traditionally follows the rains to take
advantage of the new grasses on the plains of the Serengeti and
Masai Mara. If you would like to see a list of Great
Migrations packages then click here. Theoretically if
traditional weather patterns occurred annually, the following would
a basic idea of how the migration moves throughout the year:
Great Wildebeest (Animal) Migration Map
Ndutu region Tanzania (late December/early
Traditionally this is when the calves are born. The
migration remains sedentary until April when the calves are strong
enough to start moving north.
Serengeti Tanzania (early April/May/June)
The great migration begins moving North West following the "long
rains" across the Serengeti plains towards the Western Corridor and
the Grumeti River.
Western Corridor Tanzania (June/July)
The animals gather in the Western Corridor.
Masai Mara Kenya (August/September)
The great migration crosses the Grumeti River and moves north
East into the Northern Steppes of the Masai Mara.
Masai Mara Kenya/Northern Tanzania/Serengeti
As the short rains begin in northern Tanzania the great
migration begins to move South back into the Kleins/Lobo region of
the Serengeti. From here they follow the rains through to
Seronera and end up at Ndutu for the calving season.
EXPERIENCE THE GREAT MIGRATION
The fact that that the great migration follows the rains there
is no hard and fast rule as to where the animals will be. Often the
animals split into 2 groups as they move resulting in a group
moving on the western side and a group moving on the eastern side
of the Serengeti, finally meeting up at Ndutu or in the Mara.
If you wish to travel to see the Great Migration, contact us and our
experienced consultants will provide the best options for you.
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