The Wildebeest Great Migration is an annual wildlife phenomenon between the Serengeti of Tanzania and Masai Mara of Kenya. Over a million wildebeests are accompanied by zebras and gazelles that travel between the parks searching for greener pastures by tracking the rain. This journey comes with a danger of its own as the wildebeests have to cross the giant Nile crocodile-infested waters.
The river-crossing and the calving season are the most sought after experiences in a Tanzania Safari aside from its abundant wildlife, picturesque landscapes, pristine beaches of Zanzibar and a lot more.
There’s no specific time of when you should go ahead see this spectacle since you may track the Great Migration movement any time of the year, however, if you would like to witness the river-crossing, this usually happens from mid towards the end of June till November. You may expect a lot of crowds tracking the great migration during these months and a safari may come with a high price tag hence it is compulsory to find a trusted safari operator that can give you an amazing experience with costs that won’t drill a hole in your pocket.
Aside from the river-crossing, the Great Migration is also famous because of its calving season which usually takes place in late January or February. This season is when you can see a lot of predators roaming around the herds. It is truly a heart-racing experience that will make your safari experience unforgettable.
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