What You Need To Know About Tanzania Safari Great Migration : Every year, The Great Migration in Tanzania occurs somewhere, but the precise area varies with the seasons. One of the key locations for this enormous migration is Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The Masai Mara in Kenya is another location. Numerous antelope species, zebras, and wildebeest pass in large numbers across these areas.
On the grasslands of the Serengeti National Park in southern Tanzania, a large migration of wildebeest give birth annually towards the end of February or the beginning of March. They arrive in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park at the start of July, where they start their return trip to Tanzania and the Serengeti National Park. Then they go north. Animals are numerous, thus they are rarely observed at the same time or location. Instead, during a safari, wildlife can be viewed all around Tanzania, particularly in the Serengeti National Park.
Wildebeest herds must bridge the Mara River as they go through the northern part of Serengeti national park and enter the Masai Mara; this image has appeared in a number of books, periodicals, and TV documentaries. As a result, a lot of people believe that the “Tanzania great Migration” is the river crossing, and they are eager to see it happen! This implies that there may be a lot of tourist vehicles parked along the banks of the river in the expectation of spotting a “crossing,” frequently without luck.
What month is the wildebeest migration?
Migration is an annual event that takes place somewhere, but the exact location varies from season to season. According to many experts, the two ideal hiking experiences are the plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya:
January-March in the plains of Ndutu/South of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is at this time that migrating herds of wildebeest gather in the area to feed on the nutrient-dense short grass soaked by the “short rains” of November and December. They also give birth at this time, which increases the animal population and provides plenty of prey for big cats and other predators.
The Serengeti National Park and nearby nature reserves protect a wide variety of pastures of more than 15,000 km2. In general, the migration can be seen somewhere in the Serengeti National Park, although depending on the time of visit it may be desirable to stay in one or more of the southern, western, central or northern “sectors” of the Serengeti National Park.
The southern plains of Serengeti National Park and the Ndutu sector near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offer the best views of the migration during the first three months of the year (January to March). Herds of wildebeest gather in this area and migrate to give birth to their young. Tanzania safari tours offer a wonderful trekking experience in this place.
Also the middle Seronera part of the park can be a suitable location during this time because the herds often start moving northward in April and May. Because there are so many lodging options here and because the local fauna offers for superb year-round game viewing, this core part of the Serengeti national park sees the most visitors. During Tanzania safari tour, all you have to do is share it with a bunch of other cars! Around this time, the Wildebeest Rut usually takes place, during which the males defend their temporary territories against other males in order to mate with the females, What You Need To Know About Tanzania Safari Great Migration
Between May and July, herds pass through the western part of the Serengeti National Park, crossing the Grumet River on their way north.
From the northernmost edge of the Serengeti, to the Kenyan border, lies the Masai mara. From July, the herds often migrate north into the Maasai mara before reaching that area. They will travel south and pass through the area again in October. Since many wildebeest stay in this area of the Serengeti National Park and do not travel to the Masai Mara at all, it is a good place to watch the migration from July to October. However, the best chance to see the huge herds across the Mara River may be in the early days of October. Over the years, many documentaries have made this amazing sight famous. The herds, which also have to cross the Mara River on their way to and from the Masai Mara, are often encountered in large numbers in the North Serengeti National Park at this time of year.
The Serengeti national park herds migrate south from October through December, returning to the southern part of Serengeti national park grasslands towards the end of the year.
As is customary, these broad timelines might change from year to year based on weather patterns, and the wildebeest do not migrate as a single coherent herd; rather, they are dispersed over vast distances and in several groupings.
Only Tanzania safari tours offers you a rare experience of observing this wonderful movement of animals. Tanzania safari great migration is one of the best safari in the Africa which will surely leave a mark of happiness in the heart of any visitors.