The annual journey of Great Migration spanning across Tanzania is one of the most phenomenal wildlife events in the world. Millions of wildebeest and zebras migrate in a circular journey from the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya in search fresh grassland and then back to the Serengeti every year.
The visuals of the herds moving across the crocodile-infested rivers are a sight not to be missed, with predators and crocs waiting upon a chance to feast on the herd, while the wildebeest and zebras galloping to save their lives is a spine-chilling experience. The Great Migration can be witnessed for around nine months and in the Mara region for three months, which Makes Tanzania the best destination to watch the wildebeest Migration Safaris.
Popote Africa provides two Migration Safari packages to witness the phenomenal event which is dubbed as the 'greatest wildlife show on earth'. Listed below are the two packages:
Our 6-day Migration wildlife safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages, have been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include both the Lobo area (area north of the central Serengeti National Park) and Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park) where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from August to October. To save on unnecessary travel time and to increase your game viewing time, this itinerary has been designed that you fly back from the Serengeti National Park to Migration Safaris town. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
Every year, the vast herds of wildebeest embark on a long-distance migration that coincide with the annual rain fall patterns and grass growth. Following the short rainy season in November, the herds of wildebeest arrive to the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera, around Ndutu and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen across these plains as they feed on the nutrient rich grasses. The majority of the wildebeest calve around February. They normally stay in the area till April and then start moving west towards to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.
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