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Tanzania's Great Migration

A Tanzania safari gives you the opportunity to see The Great Migration; one of the world’s most incredible natural occurrences. Every year, nearly 1.5 million wildebeest and 300,000 zebra make the long trek North from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Due to varying weather conditions and other such factors, the Migration can differ in its location at any time of the year. However a general prediction for the migratory pattern month-by-month can be summarised as follows:

  • In January the Migration is to be found in the Southern Serengeti on the short-grass plains.

  • In February the Migration has spread out across the short-grass plains of the Southern Serengeti.

  • In March the Migration is now spread across southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • In April the Migration starts moving North through the areas of the Moru Kopjes and Seronera.

  • In May the Migration heads North through Seronera towards the Western Corridor.

  • In June the Migration collects in the area of the Western corridor before crossing the Grumeti River.

  • In July the Migration continues to cross the Grumeti River and across the Grumeti Reserve.

  • In August the Migration continues up into the far North-West of the Serengeti National Park.

  • In September the Migration is in the North of Serengeti National Park and in the Maasai Mara.

  • In October the Migration is grazing in the far North of the Serengeti and across in the Mara.

  • In November the Migration starts its first trek south through Eastern Serengeti National Park.

  • In December the Migration arrives at the short-grass plains of Southern Serengeti.

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