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12 days tanzania wildebeest migration safari

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari 

12 Days Serengeti Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

Experience the world-renowned Great Wildebeest Migration on a 12-day safari through Serengeti. Witness over a million wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife species as they traverse the Serengeti plains in search of greener pastures. Your journey will take you through diverse landscapes, from the lush greenery of the Ngorongoro Crater to the vast plains of the Serengeti. You'll have the opportunity to spot the Big Five and other iconic African wildlife species while staying in luxurious lodges and campsites. With experienced guides and a carefully crafted itinerary, this safari is the ultimate adventure for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Image by Neil and Zulma Scott


Where to see the Great Migration

The backdrop of this dramatic spectacle is the Greater Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem – an area that covers both Kenya and Tanzania.

The northernmost reaches of the great migration’s circuitous route cross the Masai Mara in Kenya before heading southwards through the Serengeti in Tanzania, as far south as to border on the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Northern Serengeti & Masai Mara

Mid-June to November 

Northern Serengeti, Tanzania

From mid-June to November, the great herds of wildebeest gather on the banks of the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti, ready to brave the crocodile-infested waters and hungry predators on the other side. Dramatic, exciting and chaotic game viewing awaits as the wildebeest thunder across in their millions and the northern Serengeti is transformed into a pulsing hub of activity.

Eastern & Southern Serengeti

December to March

Eastern Serengeti, Tanzania
Just like the south, the rains bring new life to the Eastern (Namiri) Plains of the Serengeti, and the dry savannah is transformed into a carpet of fresh, green grass, drawing the great herds of wildebeest. The plains become the center stage for explosive action as big cats feast on the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Southern Serengeti and Ndutu, Tanzania
The vast grassland plains of the Southern Serengeti are the favored birthing grounds of the migrating wildebeest. With the new addition of vulnerable calves, predators such as lion, leopards, and cheetahs are not far behind to profit from the numerous newborns.

The herds and calves move as far south as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (but not within the Crater itself) to graze on the lush new grass of the plains.

12 Days Serengeti Safari itinerary 

Tanzania is well known for the Annual Wildebeest Migration as well as endless open savanna grasslands filled with a variety of wildlife. Tanzania’s has some of the oldest and most popular national parks that are also listed as one world heritage sites. These 12 days Wildebeest Migration Safari takes you to experience the great migration as millions of animals including wildebeests, zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles trailed by several predators match across this vast savanna land. Also known as ‘the Garden of Eden’, the Ngorongoro Crater which is an extinct volcano is home to a very high number of African wild animals.


PLACES TO VISIT: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire


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