Serengeti Great Migration

Wildebeest Migration Safaris

Throughout this Serengeti Exclusive Tour, you will witness the incredible spectacle of the Wildebeest Migration Safari like nowhere else. Witness nature’s most spectacular show as millions of wildebeest and other creatures cross the Serengeti grasslands.

The Serengeti Great Migration is a breathtaking spectacle that involves hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals moving from area to area in search of food and water.

This huge journey of wild animals is a tribute to nature’s cycles. Tanzania welcomes you to explore the heart of Africa’s most captivating wildlife spectacle.

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Your complete travel safari guide to Africa's untamed wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and unique adventures in Serengeti National Park.

The Wildebeest Great Migration takes place across several destinations in Tanzania, including the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Grumeti Reserve.

Each location offers unique opportunities to witness different phases of this extraordinary journey.

Great Migration Highlights


Our affordable wildebeest Migration Safaris includes tour to Serengeti or Ndutu Plains Area.

Private Tour

Your tour experience will be exclusively for you, ensuring no sharing with other travelers.


When planning to see Great Migration, you will have to plan following the Migration Season.

Big Events

Our Great Migration Packages based into 2 big actions. River Crossing and Calving Season

Travel Style

You can customize your Serengeti Great Migration Package from Budget traveling to Luxurious Style

Overnight Style

This experience offers travelers to sleep into deferent choice option. (Lodge, tented camp, or Campsite)

Best Time for Wildebeest Migration Safari

January – March (Calving or birthing season with intense big cat action)

The Great Migration can be found south of the Serengeti known as the Ndutu area which has a vast plain area dominated by short grass. these months are full of new life and actions from predators like lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas.

April – June (Grumeti river crossing)

During the wet season (heavy rainfall) Great Migration moves towards the western part of Serengeti National Park. The action-packed rutting (breeding) season is in full swing, featuring testosterone-fuelled jousts between males competing for the right to mate with receptive females

July – October (Mara River Crossing)

The Great Migration moves north of Serengeti and meets the big challenges, by crossing the Mara River which is full of crocodiles waiting for killing. Lion and other predators, permanently hide on the river bank waiting to ambush.

November – December

The herd begins to return from the northern side to the Southern part of Serengeti via the eastern side. During this period, the migration will cross again the Mara River on their way back and the circle is complete.

The best time for Wildebeest Migration Safari! Always pay attention to any visitor. The Serengeti is an excellent year-round destination and the event is well determined by the annual rain pattern which leads to the main event of river crossings, which are only seen at certain times of the year

The Serengeti Great Migration is a year-round, circular journey and the river crossings cannot be predicted. Sometimes the herds stay put for two weeks, other times they could cross four times in one day!

Frequently Asked Questions

On our Serengeti Great Migration, you get to see the breathtaking sight of the Wildebeest Migration Safari like never before. Millions of animals.

What is Wildebeest Migration?

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari is a natural phenomenon where 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras, and other animals travel anti-clockwise across the Serengeti ecosystem. Starting from the Ndutu Plain Area, Maswa Gane Reserve, Grumeti Game Reserve, Ikorongo, Masai Mara in Kenya, and Back to the Ndutu Plain Area.

It’s one of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles on the planet.

Where is the Wildebeest Migration Happening?

This world event happens in Tanzania and Kenya. Starting from the Ndutu Plain Area, Maswa Gane Reserve, Grumeti Game Reserve, Ikorongo, Masai mara in Kenya, and Back to the Ndutu Plain Area.

It’s one of the most remarkable wildlife spectacles on the planet.

When does the Migration take place?

The Great Migration is a year-round event, but the timing varies based on different phases. January – March is the calving season, April – June is the Grumeti River Crossing, July – October is the Mara River Crossing, and November – December is returning from northern to southern Serengeti.

Why do Wildebeest Migrate?

The Serengeti ungulates migrate in search of greener pastures, water, and a good place for calving. The timing of the migration coincides with the greening of nutritious grasses on the short-grass plains during the wet season – dictated by local rainfall patterns.

Which are the best places to witness Migration?

The Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Grumeti Reserve are prime locations to witness the Great Migration. Each offers unique opportunities to see different stages of the migration, including river crossings and calving.

What makes the Migration unique?

The number of animals participating, the wide range of landscapes they travel through, and the difficulties they encounter, such as river crossings and predators, make the Tanzania Wildlife Great Migration special. It serves as evidence of the natural cycle of life and provides beautiful pictures.

How can You plan a Wildebeest Migration Safari?

Choosing your travel season, from the calving season to the river crossing season, is the first step in planning your travels to see the Great Migration. These two seasons of the year are crucial for those looking to experience the Great Migration.

Are there other Animals viewing during the Great Migration?

Yes, the Serengeti and other Tanzanian locations provide year-round wildlife watching, however, the Great Migration is definitely a highlight. Lions, elephants, cheetahs, and various other species can also be spotted during your safari.

Can You combine the Great Migration with other Places?

Absolutely. Many visitors decide to combine their Wildebeest Migration safari with other activities such as climbing Kilimanjaro, seeing Lake Natron, and observing wildlife in Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater.

A serene beach vacation in Zanzibar is a great join of animal viewing and resting on gorgeous beaches.

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