The Great Wildebeest Migration – the annual migration of giant herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya is a truly spectacular event. Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pasture, in a regular pattern. This is surely one of the greatest wonders of the natural world.
It’s drama on a truly epic scale: the migrating herds undergo all manner of challenges and hardships as
they move from region to region, and are constantly under attack from predators, none more so than
from Africa’s big cats and the notoriously huge crocodiles that lie in wait at various river crossing points.
You’ll need to plan your visit carefully: the wildebeest migration is a fluid, dynamic affair taking place
between two countries – Kenya and Tanzania – and subject to the timing of that year’s rains. It’s also an
event of different experiences: depending on where you are and at what time, you may see the
wildebeest herds giving birth and courting, moving in great dusty columns, or funneling across muddy
There’s plenty of well-located accommodation both in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti to enable you
to experience the migration, and nearly all scheduled tours and safaris to either country include
excursions into the two conservation areas. Click on our where to go for the wildebeest migration
feature for information on getting your location right, and then to ensure you’re in the right place at the
right time by checking our when to go section.
For a faultless wildebeest migration safari, work with one of our African Safari Experts to create a tailor-
made itinerary based on your requirements. Their knowledge and experience of the migration means
you’ll be in safe hands to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Come and witness this Africa natural wonder spectacle with Super Game Tanzania Tours & Safaris:
- 7 days Tanzania standard wildebeest migration and mara river crossing
- Tanzania Safari holidays
- Tanzania & Kenya Safari tours
- Kenya only Safari holidays
- Mountain Trekking Adventure tours