MIGRATION
SPECIAL

Wildebeest and zebras in the Serengeti are the actors of “the greatest show on Earth”, they are part of the largest migratory movement of wild animals anywhere in the world, about 2,000,000 ungulates constantly moving in search of pastures and water across the vast Serengeti ecosystem. We’ll try to summarize the stages here below while bearing in mind that migratory patterns cannot be predicted with precision because they are closely linked to the rain trends and the availability of water. Seeing the migration in the Serengeti is simply the best you can get from a Safari in Africa.

In the most interesting migration seasons we organize, in addition to the classic tailor-made safaris, some small group safaris with a maximum of 6 people on a fixed departure date with with English speeking Guide.

DECEMBER TO APRIL

Between December and April the herds gather on the short grass plains, which stretch from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to southern SerengetiIt is calving season, 80% of the newborns see the light between January and February and predators seem to know it well. It is a great time to visit south-central Serengeti.

Ngorongoro crater, rhinos Tanzania

E1 – SERENGETI PAMOJA
Migration Safari january-march

6 days, 5 nights
for small groups of max 6 people
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Cheetah and big herd, safari migration, Tanzania

G1 – NDUTU PAMOJA
Migration Safari december-april

7 days, 6 nights
for small groups of max 6 people
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MAY TO JUNE

The rains are over in May and after exhausting the pastures of the short grass plains the herds begin to head north, taking different routes through central Serengeti and the western Corridor. The main event at this time of year is the migration river crossings, which should be taking place here in Serengeti West throughout this mid May to end June period. The migration herds should have started arriving into the western Corridor of the Serengeti around late April and by the end of May they should be starting to mass in big numbers. The Grumeti River may be little more than a stream, but it is absolutely packed with crocodiles. This is a favourable time for river-crossings we have all seen in documentaries.

Serengeti - Grumeti, Tanzania

H1 – GRUMETI PAMOJA
Migration Safari may-june

7 days, 6 nights
for small groups of max 6 people
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JULY TO OCTOBER

The migrant herds head north, towards the dry season grazing grounds known as the Mara Triangle. It is a great time for the epic crossings of the Mara River, haunted by huge crocodiles. The first wildebeest to arrive at the river are very reluctant to cross, but as the pressure builds from the rear they are eventually left with little choice and the spasmodic crossings begin.By the end of August some wildebeest cross into Kenya and enter the Maasai Mara, while many others stay in in TanzaniaIn actual fact there as much of the Mara River in the Serengeti as there is in the Kenyan Maasai Mara. But whereas on the Kenyan side there is accommodation for in excess of 5000 visitors which translates into heavy tourist pressure, over “our side” there is just a handful of excellent small camps. Limited accommodation means low numbers of visitors, northern Serengeti remains light on traffic, even in high season.

Serengeti Migration, river crossing, Tanzania

I – KASKAZI
Migration Safari july-october

6 days, 5 nights
private with flight from North. Serengeti
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big herd migration, Serengeti, Tanzania

J1 – KUHAMA PAMOJA
Migration Safari july-october

8 days, 7 nights
for small groups of max 6 people
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Tanzania Migration, safari Serengeti

K1 – MARA PAMOJA
Migration Safari and Lake Natron july-october

8 days, 7 nights - for small groups of max 6 people
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