5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
The Great Serengeti wildebeest Migration Tanzania Safari often referred to as “The Greatest Live Show on Earth” is one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife events.
It is the annual pattern of movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebras. The sight is simply breathtaking.The reason behind the migration is seeking fresh grazing and in search of rain. The specific time of the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is utterly dependent upon the rain patterns each year.Here we explain how the migration cycle works.
- During the late November and December- the herds of the wildebeest arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. The regions are the south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu and the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
- During January, February and March- They stay here with most wildebeest calves born around February. Gradually they move west across the plains
- April- Start moving towards the north.
- And during May- wildebeest all seem to be moving north, migrating to seek fresh grazing and water.
- During June- the wildebeest migration is often halted on the south side of the Grumeti River representing an annual feast for the Grumeti River’s large crocodiles,
- During July and August- Continues moving north, some heading through Grumeti
- Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.
- During September- The herds spread out across the northern Serengeti, where the Mara River provides the migration with its most serious obstacle.
- During October -The wildebeest herds are migrating again with more accord: all head south, through western Loliondo and the Serengeti National Park’s Lobo area, returning to the green land, which follows the rains on the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti in November.
Then the complete cycle of Serengeti Wildebeest migration starts again …