"I have lived in the Serengeti for more than 20 years, but flying over the long lines of migrating wildebeest or watching them gather before a river crossing, still takes my breath away and makes my heart pound. Nowhere in the world can we watch such a spectacular scene, nowhere do we have such a large number and diversity of large mammals."

Dr. Markus Borner, Representative of the Frankfurt Zoological Society

One of the greatest natural wonders of the world is the annual Great Migration that crosses the Serengeti region of northern Tanzania. Travel with Roy Safaris and you will travel right into the heart of the terrain where this remarkable animal trek occurs.

From December- March the Wildebeest migration congregates in the far south of the Serengeti.

From April-May, the Wildebeest migration moves into central Serengeti.

From June-July the Wildebeest migration splits in two. One group goes into the Western Corridor then crosses the Grumeti River. The other heads directly to the north of the Serengeti.

From August to October the herd gathers and travels along the Kenya-Tanzania border, along the banks of the Mara River.

It then heads south from the start of November. The best time to view the migration is normally between June and August. Our drivers will take you to view the massive herds of wildebeest and zebras as they cross the Grumeti River in the Serengeti and move in search of rain and greener pastures.

Almost 2 million animals will make this incredible journey from the arid plains to find grass and water. One should be aware, however, that the exact timing of this event can change each year. Herds will often follow the path of the rains. The locations of herds are not predictable and we therefore try to monitor the migration as it unfolds during the year. Clients are advised to contact one of our consultants for guidance in this matter. Roy Safaris will ensure your itineraries try to follow the path of the migration and that suitable accommodation along the route is provided during your safari.

The above is just a general description of the migration cycle. However given the changes in world climate; many changes continue to happen.

We request you to note that the timing of the actual migration or exact locations of the herds is unpredictable as this is often sponteneous and dependant on the forces of nature.

We therefore should not be held responsible for any misrepresenatation of the situation as on the ground in East africa during your travels.

We recommend that you contact Roy Safaris for an updated location report prior to making a booking

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