Masses on the Move – Migration Info
The Wildebeest Migration is a dramatic story. It takes place within Kenya and Tanzania and is the greatest wildlife show on earth. Between the open plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators follow the Wildebeest Migration closely, waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories.
To truly experience the best Migration, you have to know where you need to be and when.
January – March is high season in the Southern Serengeti.
April – May is low season (raining), but packages are great value and the game viewing is really good, you should be South or Central Serengeti.
June – August is high season again, the Western and Central Serengeti will be ideal.
A lot of the large herds move up to Kenya for end of August to October in the Masai Mara. However, the Masai Mara is smaller than the Serengeti, and some of the camps and bigger lodges can get rather crowded at peak season. We prefer to use lodges in the Mara that are on private concessions to avoid this.
During this time the north of the Serengeti is full of game and large herds of wildebeest and zebra, crossing the Mara River can be seen. There are relatively few people, camps and vehicles up there.
During November and December the herds rush down from the north to the southern Serengeti, so central and south is where you should be.
Then it starts all over again…. It’s a beautiful continuous cycle of life and death.