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15/3 : The herdes are in the southern Serengeti. The first calves were born mid February already.

 

The great Serengeti and Masai Mara wildebeest migration.

 

1.500.000 wildebeest, 300.000 zebra's, 300.000 thomson gazelles en 30.000 grant gazelles move clockwise through the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya. They form an impressive spectacle in this area of 27.000 square kilometer which  should not be missed during your safari.

Their 1.000 km long journey starts in February/March with the calving of the wildebeest in the southern Serengeti, the place where, within a period of 2-3 weeks, 400.000 wildebeest are born. From that moment the herds move to the western  Serengeti to cross the Grumeti river in June. In Augustus / September the giant herds arrive in the Kenyan Masai Mara. From November they move to the southern part of the Serengeti where the zebra's calve in December.

For more information on the Serengeti: click here           For more information on the wildebeest: click here.

 

The Great Migration the whole year around:

February

Wildebeest calves are born!

Area between the Serengeti NP and the Ngorongoro CA.

Serengeti Migration

Click to enlarge this map of the Serengeti.

March

Area between the Serengeti NP and the Ngorongoro CA.

April

The herds move to the central Serengeti.

May

Move north in the direction of the western corridor following the Mbalageti river to the Grumeti river.

This area has many natural hurdles in the form of hills and streams.

June

Crossing of the Grumeti river in the western corridor.

July

Move further north to the Grumeti controlled area. A small part moves to the Lobo area.

Augustus

In the Ikorongo controlled area.

September

Crossing the Mara river in the Masai Mara in Kenya.

October

In the Masai Mara in Kenya.

November

Moving from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti.

December

Zebra calving in the south east of the Serengeti on the great plains.

January

Zebra calving in the area between the Serengeti NP en de Ngorongoro CA.

Please note that the migration moves with the rainfall. Therefore above schedule is an indication only.

Your guide will know, based on his previous safaris in the area which are sometimes no more then 2 weeks old, where to take you to make you enjoy this spectacle.

 

Prive Safari developed a program to ensure that you enjoy the migration during your safari.

Any time of the year, whether the Migration is in the Masai Mara in Kenya or in the Serengeti in Tanzania, you can chose a route which takes you to the Migration.

A tent safari is very suited because you are not tied to a fixed hotel scheme. We can arrange you to camp close to the migration, leaving flexibility to move with the herds because you travel with all equipment necessary for camping in the bush.

If you decide to stay longer in a national park, simply because it is so beautiful you can simply do so. Remember, it is your Prive safari!

 

From May up to October you can start your safari from Arusha -Tanzania or from Nairobi - Kenya
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Chose our 4 days program Nairobi - Masai Mara - Lake Victoria.

The red line on the map.

Continue your route with our program Adventurous Prive visiting the Serengeti, Ngorongoro CA, Lake Manyara NP and Tarangire NP to Arusha.

The green line on the map.

 

With the Adventurous Prive you are able to change the parks in the route even during the safari, so that your guide can anticipate changes in the migration.

 

From Arusha you can continue to the east coast, Pemba or Zanzibar, to relax at a beach after this safari.

 

 

In the other months you can also start your safari from Arusha.

In those months the migration is in the eastern or southern part of the Serengeti.

With our program Adventurous Prive you follow the route Lake Manyara NP, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro CA, Tarangire NP, Arusha. You can also chose to cross the Serengeti to  Lake Victoria, to visit the Masai Mara and other Kenyan parks end to end your safari in Nairobi. 

    

 

 

 

 

Every time of the year, the migration can be a highlight of your safari to the hart of Africa!

 

 

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