The Great Wildebeest Migration

Exploring Africa’s biggest wildlife phenomenon

The vast grasslands of the Serengeti and the golden plateau of Masai Mara are a unique sanctuary for African wildlife, and the arena for one of the greatest wonders of the natural world; the great wildebeest migration. The sheer scale of this event is breathtaking. More than two million wildebeest on the move at once, joined by almost one million zebras and gazelle.

About this guide

The vast grasslands of the Serengeti and the golden plateau of Masai Mara are a unique sanctuary for African wildlife, and the arena for one of the greatest wonders of the natural world; the great wildebeest migration. The sheer scale of this event is breathtaking. More than two million wildebeest on the move at once, joined by almost one million zebras and gazelle.

You might only associate it with the dramatic river crossings with hungry crocodiles are lurking on the banks, but the great wildebeest migration is an ongoing activity, and can be visited any time of the year. The animals follow the rains in a pattern as regular as a clock, and each month of the year is assured to reward you with a unique experience.

In this guide you will get all the information needed to experience the great migration, no matter what time of the year it is. Month by month we will explain where to go, where to stay and what to think about. So just buckle up and let the safari of your lifetime begin!

This guide is to help you easily decide where you should go to maximise your chances of seeing the wildebeest migration. Too much information can sometimes be overwhelming, so hopefully this will get you a general overview and help you taking the first steps towards your dream holiday. Read it through and try to get an idea of what you’re looking for.

Authors Anthony Ham, Björn Persson
Editors Cynthia Ord
Format PDF
Published 2017
Updated 2017
No. of Pages 63
This guide is presented by Tanzania Specialists