Want to see the Serengeti Migration or the Masai Mara migration in Africa for the years 2019, 2020 or later than that? The annual great wildebeest’s migration involves the moving of the wildebeests, zebras, lions and many animals from the famous Serengeti national park in Tanzania to the renowned Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. It’s been dubbed the world’s biggest mammal migration and one of the seven natural African wonders. Every year over a million wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and their predators like lions cross over to Kenya for better grazing. These are some of the the great migration animals you will see. You have to communicate to us so that we inform you of the exact masai mara and serengeti migration dates. The scene is very dramatic and unforgettable. January to February is the best time to see wildebeests in Serengeti national park. This is the time the young ones are produced then move towards the magnified lake Victoria during March and April and to the Masai Mara in June or July crossing the mighty Mara river flooded with hundreds of crocodiles. Between February and march every year, half a million wildebeests are born in Serengeti with about 8000 born each day in February. Interestingly, the wildebeests and zebras eat different parts of the same type of grass this is the reason they graze peacefully together. Serengeti national park is endowed with diversity of plants and animals boasting with the oldest ecosystem in the world. During the great wildebeest’s migration, crocodile lovers have great opportunities of seeing the giant Nile crocodiles systematically lying within the river banks waiting to catch their prey. The Serengeti wildebeest migration is one of the best experiences you can see whilst on your Tanzania safaris. Find affordable migration safaris below.
Above are some of our great migration safari packages. Just like in Serengeti, the wildebeest migration in Masai Mara in also an awesome experience. As travelers’ follow the migration, you will be able to see Africa’s big cats hunting. You won’t likely miss to see lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas among the rest. Witnessing the great wildebeest’s migration will depend in where tourists are visiting and what time of the year as the animals tend to move in an anticlockwise direction from Serengeti to Masai Mara. In September, the animals cross back to Serengeti national park, if you’re lucky you can still see the last herds crossing in early August. The river crossings are best slotted in July and August. Serengeti national park is relatively big. The best time to witness the great wildebeests migration in its southern sector is in February and March. The best time to visit the park’s northern sector is in July and September when these mammals are crossing.
The predators or carnivores see the killing of over 30,000 zebras and 250,000 wildebeests every year. This is caused by hunger, exhaustion or thirst. There are over 3000 lions that follow zebras, gazelles and wildebeests for prey every year. The Masai Mara derives its name from the local nomadic Masai inhabitants. Masai Mara game reserve is about 240 kilometers from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. Serengeti national park can be accessed from Arusha international airport in Arusha town of Tanzania. The rainy seasons may change from year to year but where the rain is, the wildebeests are not very far. The herds are endlessly one of Africa’s natural epic occurrences. Where to sleep while on a dramatic journey for the wildebeests migration safaris will depend on the location of the animals and the country you are in (Kenya or Tanzania). Both accommodation units are comfortable ranging from luxurious, mid range, budget and camping.
Some of the lodges to stay in while in Serengeti National Park are; Olakira camp, Serengeti under canvas, Serengeti migration camp, Serengeti safari camp and many more. In Masai Mara you can lodge in Rukero camp, Governors Il Moran camp, Salas camp and Bateleur Cano among the rest.