One of life’s most amazing journeys is the migration of thousands upon thousands of wildebeest and zebra across the plains of east Africa followed closely by numerous predators. The core of the action takes place on the plains of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Maasai Mara. Game viewing remains strong throughout the year even when the bulk of the herds have moved on so one won’t be disappointed with making a trip here outside of the Migration months. Being predominantly grassland interspersed with patches of woodland makes for ideal game viewing. High densities of game viewer vehicles and safari operators can be noticed in certain areas but the private camps and lodges are suitably exclusive. Lying next to the Serengeti is the Ngorongoro Crator which is an extinct volcano within which high densities of large game thrive.
The best times to go to view the Migration are as follows:
- Serengeti: December – March
- Western Corridor: April – May
- Grumeti River Crossing- early July
- Mara River Crossing – late July
- Maasai Maa Plains – September – November
Please note these are approximate dates and change slightly dependent on the rains.
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