Dear guests, to confirm availability and permits, please inquire before booking. Over the course of the next 4 days, we will track the Great Migration of wildebeest (gnu's) and zebra, across the plains of the Serengeti. We will set up our camp in the area where we predict the Great Migration to be present in and we will get all nerdy about the greatest mammal movement on the planet and its significance for the East African eco-system, and perhaps even, for the planet.
What is the Great Migration?
The circular great wildebeest migration begins in the Ngorongoro area of the southern Serengeti in Tanzania and loops in a clockwise direction through the Serengeti National Park and north towards the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya. The migration never ceases, the animals are in constant movement throughout the year. The initial phase lasts from approximately January to March, when the calving season begins – a time when there is plenty of rain-ripened grass available for the 260,000 zebra that precede 1.7 million wildebeest and the following hundreds of thousands of other plains game, including around 470,000 gazelles. Predators follow the animals. The animals move across the Serengeti and into the Maasai Mara (usually in July-August) and come back down through Loliondo (October) and Ndutu in November - December. We will predict the whereabouts and camp in the relevant areas.