Great Wildebeest Migration

Migration - Tanzania Kusini
Migration - Kenya Olonana

The endless plains of East Africa bear witness to the great annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra as they make their way between Kenya and Tanzania in search of fresh grazing pastures.

As an African safari traveller, you haven’t lived until you’ve seen one of the most spectacular wilderness shows on earth. The wildebeest migration is a never-ending journey of over 1,800 miles, a pilgrimage in constant pursuit of life-giving rains and greener pastures. Close on their heels, lion, hyena and cheetah all taking advantage of this blanket of moving prey, and even crocodiles lie expectantly waiting for the herds to cross the rivers.

Millions of wildebeest and zebra follow an annual circular route around the Masai Mara/Serengeti ecosystem in an endless quest for fresh pasture and water. The migration is usually present in the Masai Mara in Kenya between July and October. During this time, dramatic river crossings are the order of the day with crocodiles laying in wait for the wildebeest and zebra.

Between December and March, the migration is found in the southern Serengeti in Tanzania. An estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period each year - usually between late January and mid-March.

great migration safari Itineraries

The Great Migration - 3 nights
Witness the migration of wildebeest and zebra as they make their way to greener pastures in the Masai Mara. The spectacular Great Migration has been described as 'the greatest wildlife show on earth'.                                                              

Serengeti Safari - 3 nights
Experience the endless plains of the Serengeti with a luxury stay at Sanctuary Kusini, the only permanent tented camp in the southern Serengeti.

Best of Tanzania - 7 nights
The Best of Tanzania offers guests the opportunity to experience three of Tanzania's most iconic areas: the Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.

Best of East Africa - 7 nights
Experience the best of Tanzania and Kenya in great style. This wildlife and cultural safari offers a mix of luxurious accommodation with exciting game viewing in exclusive wildlife locations.

Best of the Masai Mara - 3 nights
The perfect introduction to a Kenyan safari - a three night stay at our award-winning tented camp Sanctuary Olonana in the heart of the Masai Mara, home to all of Africa's Big Five and the Great Migration.