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How to Book Migration Safari

Serengeti National Park

In Africa go on a safari to see the wildebeest migration.

Natural phenomena abound around the world, but few compare to the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem’s annual Wildebeest Migration in terms of sheer size. The numbers alone are incredible: up to 2 million animals, including wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle, travel 3 000 kilometres (1 900 miles) to follow the rains and their ancient instincts.

It’s epic drama on a grand scale: the migrating herds face a variety of obstacles and hardships as they travel from region to region. They’re constantly under attack from predators, particularly Africa’s big cats, such as the lion, leopard, and cheetah, as well as the massive crocodiles that lurk at river crossing points.


Planning a Migration Safari Some Tips

Book well in advance

at least a year ahead of time.

Lodges and camps book up quickly, especially during the Great Migration season, which runs from June to October. 

Remember that while this is safari’s peak season and when the popular river crossings take place, the herds can be seen at any time of year.

Carefully plan your timing

Migration is a year

long journey with some stages, such as river crossings, being unpredictable.

When is the best time to go on a Wildebeest Migration safari?
It depends on what you want to see and do.

Make your journey more private

During the peak season for safaris, national parks can become extremely crowded (June to October).

Consider staying in a private reserve or conservancy if you want exclusivity as well as access to the herds.

Contact one of our Tanzania Safari Experts to help you create a custom itinerary based on your travel preferences:


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