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When is the best time to see the Great Migration in Tanzania?

The Great Migration is a circle of life that takes place all year around in different areas between Kenya and Tanzania. The best time to witness the Great Migration is from August to October when the herds are crossing the Mara River at the border to Kenya, and in February when its calving season in the southern part of the Serengeti.

The Great Migration – the circle of life:

Every year, the vast herds of wildebeest embark on a long-distance migration that coincide with the annual rain fall patterns and grass growth. Following the short rainy season in November, the herds of wildebeest arrive to the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera, around Ndutu and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen across these plains as they feed on the nutrient rich grasses. The majority of the wildebeest calve around February. They normally stay in the area till April and then start moving west towards to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

Our 6-day Migration Safaris have been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include the Lake Ndutu area, southern Serengeti and central Serengeti National Park where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from December to April.

In order to offer you the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information, regarding any of our Tanzania Safaris.

Read more about the Great Migration in our month by month description here.

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