The Great Migration
Imagine over two million wildebeest and zebra moving across the Serengeti and Masai Mara savannah in search of drinking water and quality grazing as the seasons change. This is one of natures greatest spectacles in a very special and scenic part of Africa.

The Great Migration

Every year, from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over two million wildebeest and zebra migrate in search of ripened grass and water.

The migration is accessible for most of the year although you do need to plan your safari to be in the right place at the right times. The three main highlights are the calving season from December to March, the rutting season from March to May and the river crossings from June to October.

We work with camps and lodges located in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara that offer a front row sea to the migration. Combining two or three areas allow for different experiences and diversity of wildlife. For people who wish to see the river crossings, however, we find that the vehicle numbers can detract from the safari experience. For this reason we work with the more exclusive camps in private areas where low vehicle numbers are key!


Caroline's Hot Tips

We suggest combining two regions to enhance the migration viewing exerience.

A hot air balloon safari is a must-do!

Combine other regions in Kenya and Tanzania for an all round safari experience.

Avoid the masses and opt for camps and lodges which are well located in the migration path with the advantages of great game viewing in solidarity.

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