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 wont 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.
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.