Where is the best place to see the Great Annual Wildebeest Migration?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jun 2, 2012 2:00 AM Last Post By: hc11
May 25, 2012 5:27 AM
May 25, 2012 7:24 AM
Greetings from Tanzania!
I hope this post finds you alright.
It's important to remember that there are no guarantees when it comes to the timing of the migration. It's all depend on the rain and the seasons start at different times every year which means the herds might not be where historically they should be.
You can make a rough estimate based on the past and hope that things run accordingly. Historically the times to see the migration in the Serengeti are...
January: The massive herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are to be found on the plains of the southern Serengeti.
February: The wildebeest begin foaling and they do this at roughly the same time with all the predators in close attendance. Many people only want to see the migration and don't realise that this is a comparable wildlife spectacle. One of the best times to see the predators.
March-April: Heavy rains are approaching and the grazing is starting to get worse. The herd begins to move northwards along the western corridor of the Serengeti.
May-June: The herd moves towards the Grumeti controlled area where there is still good grazing and they begin to cross the Grumeti river where crocodiles lie in wait for their annual feast and you find the scenes occurring that has made the wildebeest migration famous in so many wildlife documentaries.
July-August: The herd is drawn ever northwards towards the Masai Mara in their quest for better grazing. They have one more dangerous river to cross, the Mara, before they receive their reward in the sweet grazing plains of Kenya.
In case of further queries kindly let's communicate.
Michaelmas Anne Marie
May 26, 2012 12:45 AM
May 26, 2012 10:39 PM
May 27, 2012 12:13 PM
I would like to know when the migration is coming back to Tanzania normally.
Do I have a chance to see the animals crossing the Mara river in Tanzania during September this year?
Thank you very much.
Jun 2, 2012 2:00 AM
5Is it possible to see the the Mara river crossing in Masai Mara in September?
Is September better time to see the wildebeest migration than August?
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