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Serengeti Migration Safari

Discover Tanzania’s great migration in the multi-award-winning Bush Rover Safari Camp. Here, you’ll find unique and exclusive accommodation and the best views. Watch the action as vast herds gather, run, leap into rivers, and face the predation of hungry predators.

Serengeti Migration and the Famous Parks of Tanzania

9 Days

Safari in famous Serengeti   •   Lake Victoria   •   Lake Manyara & Tarangire   •   Stay in small and intimate lodges 

US $4895

Private Serengeti Experience Very Best of the Migration

8 Days

Serengeti National Park   •   Best wildlife Africa has to offer   •   Bush Rover Migration Camp   •    Safari in open Land Rovers

US $7290

Ultimate Tanzania

15 Days

Serengeti National Park   •   Selous Game Reserve   •   Lake Victoria and Manyara   •   Tarangire   •   Zanzibar

US $9185


A Tanzania migration safari is the ultimate wildlife adventure, offering a front-row seat to one of the most spectacular natural events on Earth.

Our Serengeti migration tours and safaris are world-class. Designed in cooperation with Tanzanian residents and conservationists on the ground, we ensure that our Tanzania migration safaris and experiences are sustainable and eco-friendly – ensuring that both visitors and locals can enjoy this spectacular show for years to come. 

Here's everything you need to know about planning your Serengeti migration safari:

The Perfect Time For The Migration Safari

The Serengeti migration takes place year-round, as millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles travel in search of food and water. The timing of your safari will depend on where the herds are located. Our experienced Tanzania safari specialists can help you plan your trip, ensuring that you won’t miss the animals you want to see.

Creating Your Safari Itinerary

A typical Serengeti migration safari lasts for several days, allowing you to witness the migration from different vantage points. Your safari may include visits to other parks and attractions in Tanzania, such as Lake Victoria, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, or Lake Manyara National Park.

World-Class Safari Accommodation

Our semi-mobile Bush Rover Migration Camp is always located in the prime areas of the Great migration, allowing you to witness the spectacle from your very own room.

Unique and Exciting Safari Activities

The main activity on a Tanzania migration safari is a game drive, where you can witness the incredible sight of the herds moving across the plains. You may also have the opportunity to take guided walks, visit local villages, or take a hot air balloon ride for a unique perspective on the migration.

Serengeti migration safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll never forget. 

With our unique accommodation, exciting safari activities, and knowledgeable guides, you're sure to have an incredible adventure that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

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What is the Great Wildebeest Migration?

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a massive annual trek of over 1.5 million wildebeest, along with 250,000 zebra and other herbivores, across the savannas of East Africa. This circular route spans over 1,800 miles (2,900 kilometers) between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve.  The migration is driven by the pursuit of fresh grasses and water, as the herds follow the rains throughout the year.

When is the Great Wildebeest Migration?

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a continuous cycle, so there's always something to see somewhere year-round. However, the exact timing can vary slightly depending on the rainfall patterns. Here's a general breakdown of the migration seasons: 

  • Southern Serengeti (Tanzania): Calving season (January to March) sees lush plains teeming with mothers and their young.

  • Central Serengeti (Tanzania): April to May, the herds move north following receding rains to greener pastures.

  • Western Corridor of the Serengeti (Tanzania): A prime viewing area in June to mi July. The herds concentrate here, grazing on rich grasslands and gathering near the Grumeti River for dramatic crossings. 

  • Northern Serengeti (Tanzania) and Masai Mara (Kenya): June to October sees the wildebeest reach the northern reaches of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, where they concentrate on the Mara River crossings. This is the most dramatic and well-known stage of the migration, with large herds battling strong currents and facing the dangers of predators lurking in the waters.
  • Back to Southern Serengeti (Tanzania): November to December witness the herds turning south again, prompted by the short rains in the southern plains.

Where can I see the Great Wildebeest Migration?

The two main destinations to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration are:

  • Serengeti National Park, Tanzania: This is the heart of the migration, offering year-round opportunities to see the herds. The southern plains are prime for calving season sightings, while the central and northern regions are ideal for witnessing the dramatic river crossings.

  • Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya:  From late July to August, the Maasai Mara boasts spectacular views of the wildebeest herds.

How long should I go on a safari to see the Great Wildebeest Migration?

There's no set minimum or maximum number of days for a migration safari.  Ideally, you'd want at least 4 days to fully appreciate the experience. This allows you to spend time in different areas and witness various aspects of the migration.