Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration

The Wildebeest Migration is a popular safari experience in East Africa, primarily taking place in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The wildebeest migration is one of the most impressive wildlife spectacles on the planet, attracting thousands of travelers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. Here’s an overview of the wildebeest migration and what to expect on a migration tour:

What is the Wildebeest Migration? The wildebeest migration is an annual movement of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles in search of fresh grazing lands and water. It is a continuous cycle that occurs throughout the year as the herds follow the rains and the growth of new grass. The migration is driven by the need for the animals to find adequate food and water, making it one of the most significant natural events in the world.

When Does the Migration Occur? The timing of the migration varies each year, depending on the rains and the growth of grass in different regions. Generally, the migration follows the following cycle:

  • January to March: The herds are in the southern Serengeti, calving season begins.
  • April to May: The herds start moving towards the western Serengeti and Maasai Mara, crossing the Grumeti River.
  • June to July: The migration moves into the Maasai Mara in Kenya, with dramatic river crossings at the Mara River.
  • August to September: The herds continue to move between the Maasai Mara and the northern Serengeti.
  • October to December: The herds start their return journey to the southern Serengeti, completing the cycle.

What to Expect on a Migration Tour? A wildebeest migration tour offers an incredible opportunity to witness this natural phenomenon up close. During the peak migration months (June to September), you can witness dramatic river crossings as the herds brave crocodile-infested rivers to reach greener pastures. The tour allows you to see not only the massive herds of wildebeests but also other predators and wildlife that follow the migration, such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and vultures.

Experienced safari guides will take you on game drives to strategic locations to optimize your chances of witnessing these awe-inspiring moments. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to stay in comfortable safari lodges or tented camps, providing an authentic and immersive experience in the African wilderness.

Booking a Migration Tour: To experience the wildebeest migration, it’s essential to plan your tour well in advance, especially if you want to visit during the peak months. Choose a reputable safari operator with experienced guides who are familiar with the migration patterns and can provide you with a memorable and safe safari experience.

Witnessing the wildebeest migration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it remains etched in the memories of travelers as one of the most remarkable natural events on the planet.


★ Airport pick up and drop off
★ Hotel accommodation in Arusha (Bed and Breakfast)
★ Lunch box, drinking water, soft drinks, and fresh fruits
★ Parks fees for all parks
★ Government taxes and levies
★ Quality safari vehicle (4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser)
★ Professional driver guide
★ Full Board accommodation while on safari
★ Quality safari vehicle (4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser)
★ Professional driver guide
★ Flying doctors medical evacuation cover


★ Visa and Passport
★ Travel Insurance
★ Local and International flights
★ Optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary
★ Extra night at the hotel
★ Laundry services
★ Any other items of a personal nature

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