The Great Wildebeest Migration is the number one bucket list experience for anyone who has dreamt of visiting Africa. Vast savannahs teeming with thousands-strong herds of zebra, wildebeest and other plains game, followed by eager predators. Serengeti National Park forms part of the great migration route which spans thousands of miles across Kenya and Tanzania and was voted the best park in Africa for safaris in 2015. Along with magnificent Big 5 game viewing the Serengeti is adorned with the finest luxury safari lodges and tented camps, some mobile in nature so as to be able to follow the Great Migration along it’s path.
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At all times of year the Serengeti has spectacular game viewing. The rains come in October/November and March/April but if you don’t mind a few drops this does not distract from your safari experience. However if you want to witness the Great Migration then we recommend you visit between October and July. The wildebeest move to Kenya’s Masai Mara around August. Please be aware that the timings of the migration are dependent on rainfall patterns and herds can be found in different areas of the Serengeti depending on movement patterns.
The Serengeti is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife in Africa AND the great migration, therefore spend your days game viewing in the comfort of your luxury safari vehicle or, in some cases, from your own luxury camp, as most are positioned so that the wildlife wanders right to your verandah. Hot air-balloon journeys give an astonishing view over the plains or take a walking safari in one of the adjoining reserves to feel completely at one with nature.
For the ultimate beach and bush adventure follow your Serengeti Safari with a few days of tranquil relaxation on the idyllic island paradise of Zanzibar. Many flights link Arusha, the gateway to the Serengeti, and Kilimanjaro Airport, from where you can get to Dar Es Salaam, Nairobi or other major African or International Air hubs.