Wildebeest Migration, Facts, Months, Countries & Safari Packages

Wildebeest Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Every year migration happens in Kenya and Tanzania, with over 2.5 million wild animals i.e. wildebeest, zebras, and gazelle migrating across the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Maasai Mara (Kenya).

Knowing when to be where is crucial since the animals are moving, making this adventure trickier to follow than a normal Africa Safari. Every Traveler should take an African safari that includes the Great Wildebeest Migration at least once in their lifetime covering destinations of Kenya and Tanzania.

Wildebeest Migration All You Need To Know

Where Does The Migration Take Place?

Wildebeest Migration takes place in 2 country destinations, i.e  Kenya (Maasai Mara) and Tanzania (Serengeti)

When Does The Migration Occur?

July to October are the months that are most frequently mentioned as the best time of year to visit the Great Migration. These are also the busiest months in the Masai Mara. You can expect more safari travelers within the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Where Do Wildebeests Migrate To and From?

The herds enjoy relative peace on the plains. This is the perfect time of year for epic safari game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

In October, the rains begin and by November the herds start heading back to the Serengeti. And so, the never-ending cycle of the great migration continues.

The animals journey through the Serengeti up and around in a clockwise direction towards the Maasai Mara in Kenya, before returning once again near the end of the year. Along the way, high drama is always present as other wild animals are eagerly waiting to feast on the Zebras and Wildebeests.

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