The Great Migration

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 31 Aug 20

One of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Africa's amazing wildebeest migration occurs annually from July to November across the vast plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the sprawling Maasai Mara in Kenya.

The Great Migration, Tanzania

The Great Migration, Tanzania

As the waterholes dry out, herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra must keep moving north in search of food and water. Witness the real circle of life as more than 6 million hooves stampede, crossing crocodile-filled rivers and drawing out lions and other hunters in search of prey. This is a truly special time to visit!

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The migration begins with the birth of more than 400,000 wildebeest calves in the rolling plains of the southern Serengeti from January to March. The herds travel south through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during this time before returning north.

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Photo Credit: James Hammond

To witness part of the migration, you should plan to be in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater from January to March and from mid to late July to early August in the Serengeti. Or visit Kenya's Maasai Mara from mid-August until the summer rains begin in November.

Check out our small group tours that visit Africa here.

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