The Great Wildebeest Migration

Natural travel wonders in the world.

Follow the Migration

The annual migration takes place around October each year and it is the largest and longest migrations in the world making it one of the natural travel wonders in the world. The 2 million or so herbivores leave the north and head for the southern plains to chase the rains before returning north around April each year. These brave creatures are risking everything and face issues such as thirst, hunger and of course the predators. Along your trip of this amazing and endless plain you will see herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, gazelles and the other species of predators, including most of the big five. The migration is a beautiful event to witness and will be a memory you will never forget.

Wildebeest Migration Cycle Guide

November to December Migration back south to the south-western part of the Serengeti
Mid December to March Migrant herds of wildebeest in southern Serengeti and Ndutu for calving season
April to early June Long rain as they head to Seronera
June Western Corridor have been exhausted and the herds move further north into the Grumeti.
July Northern Serengeti
Late July, August & September River crossings of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the Grumeti and Mara River
July to October/November Northern Serengeti & Masai Mara
November to December The migration heads south


Arguably East Africa’s finest game park, this is the main setting for the Great Migration, where some 8 million hooves – mostly belonging to wildebeest and zebra – pound the plains in search of fresh grass.

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