Designed during the peak river crossing season, the Great Migration safari flanks the border of the Maasai Mara (Kenya) and Serengeti (Tanzania) with its eye on the prize: to catch a crossing. You will see all sorts of other wildlife as well, but we will spend days on either side of the river just waiting for the ‘beests to leap in the river below in this dramatic seasonal event.
From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the northern part of the Serengeti where the wildebeest accumulate in the Mara River area, and then on the opposite side, in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Each of the two camps will be ideally positioned to take advantage of this spectacle.
Please note this is just a suggested itinerary highlights the migration crossing, and small adjustments might be made to cater to best location. We can tailor any aspects of this safari to best suit your needs, feel free to talk to us to explore all of the available options.
Arrival in Tanzania.
Transfer to Rivertrees Country Inn
Fly to the Northern Serengeti: activities
Accommodation: Kimondo Camp
Day 3 – 5
Northern Serengeti: activities
Accommodation: Kimondo Camp
Fly to Nairobi.
End of your safari.
Climate from July to October: these are the cooler, dry months, excellent for East Africa itineraries. You can usually enjoy shorter grasses for better viewing, as well as little or no rainfall plus the crossings.
Depending on what time of year you travel, we will recommend the best areas and camps to visit and which parts of the Serengeti National Park to go to in order to have the best chance of seeing the migration. We want to make sure that you have the best chance of seeing a lot of game - the migration is more than just wildebeest – it means predator action, and generally a huge congregation of all kinds of mammals!
From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the the northern part of the Serengeti and the wildebeest accumulate in the Mara River area. From December to March, the migration is usually located in the Southern Serengeti where the wildebeest congregate for calving season. Some of the camps (like Olakira) move twice a year to follow the migration, so will be located either in Southern or Northern Serengeti depending on when you visit. At other times of the year, the migration won't be so concentrated, but there is still plenty of game in the Serengeti - we will advise the most appropriate locations to visit.
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