You won’t fail to be awestruck by the sight of hundreds of animals gathering on the plains or crowding to cross either the Grumeti or Mara River, braving the crocodiles who lie in wait.
These huge herds are followed by Africa’s most impressive hunters – lions, leopards, hyenas & wild dogs – who eagerly watch for the right moment to pick off the young, old, weak and tired.
From August to October the migrating herds can be found between Tanzania & Kenya. For the rest of the year the excitement takes place in Tanzania only.
Due to varying weather conditions and other such factors, the Great Migration can differ in its location at any time of the year. A general prediction for the migratory pattern month-by-month can be summarised as follows.
The herds of the wildebeest are found in the Southern Serengeti on the green and nutritious short-grass plains, ready for calving season. Predator activity is exceptionally high at this time of year, with the highest concentration of predator activity in the world.
The herds start moving north through the areas of the Moru Kopjes and Seronera towards the Western Corridor.
The herds collect in the Western Corridor and begin crossing the Grumeti River.
The herds continue up into the far Northern Serengeti. This is when the famous Mara River crossings start regularly happening.
The herds graze in the far North of the Serengeti and across in the Mara.
The herds start heading South via the Eastern extremities of the Serengeti National Park.
The herds head further South in search of fresh grass, and their cycle restarts.
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