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Unforgettable scenes of mother nature at her most impressive

Seeing a wildebeest river crossing during the migration is a once in a lifetime experience for most of us, and you want to get it right. You want to be in the right place at the right time, staying at the right camp. The Serengeti is mercifully free of most of the chaos seen at crossings in Kenya’s Masai Mara where vehicles jockey for position.

Jonny Humphreys
Travel Designer

Every year, nearly 1.5 million wildebeest and 300,000 zebra make the long trek north from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve driven by the rains in search of food and water.

These huge herds are followed by Africa’s most impressive hunters – lions, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs – who eagerly watch for the right moment to pick off the young, old, weak and tired. If you’re not faint-hearted, Great Migration Safaris give guests an excellent chance to witness the circle of life in action.

You won’t fail to be awestruck by the sight of hundreds of animals gathering on the plains or crowding to cross the Grumeti River in Tanzania and the Mara River in Kenya, braving the crocodiles who lie in wait.

July to October is the best time to see the migration in Kenya, while for the rest of the year the excitement takes place in Tanzania. Our experts can place you at the best luxury camps for your travel period. Let us build you a well-rounded trip, designed to give you the finest views of the migration while also making sure that you get a relaxing safari experience.

Areas where you can experience The Great Migration

Popular lodges and camps for The Great Migration

Rekero Camp
Rekero is a peaceful nine-tent camp that lies in the heart of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, on the banks of the Talek River. The camp is spread down the river from a large bend in the river to an ancient wildebeest crossing point which sits in front of a large mess tent. The interiors are spacious with comfortable beds and each tent enjoys river views from the veranda. The rear of the tent leads to a tented bathroom with a flush toilet, a sink and a safari shower. A team of safari chefs prepare fresh and tasty home-style meals for guests during their stay. Meals are enjoyed out on game drives, by the water’s edge under the shade of an African Pepper tree or by candlelight in the open mess tent higher up the bank. The area plays host not only to an extraordinary concentration and diversity of wildlife but also to one of mother nature’s greatest spectacles: the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra across the Serengeti/Mara eco system. Even when the migration is not here, there is plenty of resident game to ensure that even in low season it is still one of the finest wildlife locations in Africa. Rekero’s bush guides are widely recognised to be among the best in East Africa. They undergo a long period of professional training beyond the learning of guiding skills to fully understand the complexity and demands of delivering quality service at the very highest level. Game drives in the park are all done in the company of these experts who can also share their culture in this extraordinary setting.
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