Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration2019-03-01T11:32:50+00:00

The great migration is one the largest and longest(about 800km) overland migration in the world which involves the huge annual movement of large number of wildebeest accompanied by Zebras and gazelle’s in searching for food and water between Tanzania from the southern part of Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater to the borders of Kenya to Masai Mara national game reserve and the later back down to the southern part of Serengeti in search for water and food.

During the migration around 250,000 wildebeest, 30,000 Zebras are killed due to many reasons such as hunger, thirst, exhaustion, also by being eaten by crocodiles during passing through Mara and Grumeti river.

The migration takes place through different seasons of the year such as around January to February its where wildebeest give birth to the young, from March to April its where they start moving to North & West of Serengeti national park, June to July its where the great crossing of Grumeti River(the river which lies horizontally to the Serengeti national park) where by animals drinks water and cross to the other side, here you will witnesses Wildebeest crossing, other drinking water and others being eaten by Crocodiles while crossing the river.

The best time to see the migration is during the dry season in Serengeti.