Africa’s Great Wildlife Migration Explained

27 March 2019

Africa’s Great Wildlife Migration Explained

For wildlife enthusiasts and holiday makers alike, the annual African Great Migration is regarded one of the most spectacular natural events in the world. Mother Nature’s very own theatre production showcases the clockwise migration of wildebeest, zebra and antelope around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem.

If your goal is to observe this unique event in all its natural glory, it’s best to consult the experts to ensure you witness as much of the action as possible and aren’t left staring into the empty landscape. Our travel advisors will use their expertise and years of experience to ensure that not a moment of your trip is wasted. With insider know-how, we can provide advice on where to be and when to experience all the action.

Each year, nature enthusiasts, photographers and filmmakers flock to Africa to catch a glimpse of over two million wildebeest as they make their way through Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. Always on the look-out for greener pastures, the herds follow the scent of rain as the climate cycle moves throughout the year. Covering over 3,000 kilometre on their annual journey, they often have to risk life and limb for their rewards of lush grazing grounds and life-giving water.

Although this cycle plays out all year round, you may wish to travel from June to October to witness the impressively brave river crossings. You may even spot a Nile crocodile or two as the crowds try their upmost to avoid them. Equally fascinating is the birthing season from December to March, when the herds can be found on the Southern plains and newborn calves take their very first steps.

Grumeti Srengeti Tented Camp Tanzania

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is the perfect base to watch The Great Migration pass through the Western plains in June and July, with plenty of other game viewing dotted across the open Western Serengeti plains, attracting cheetah, lion and hyena to name but a few.

Once the thrill and excitement of safari is over, why not retreat to the spice islands of Zanzibar to complete your trip with a few days relaxing on its tranquil beaches? Choose accommodation to suit you; whether you’re looking for a boutique beach lodge or all-inclusive resort, reach the end of your holiday in divine comfort.

If you’d like to start planning a holiday to East Africa to witness this natural spectacle, get in touch with our team today.