When to witness the Great Migration
The year-round Great Migration along with the Big 5 are on the bucket list of must-see African wildlife spectacles. With a selection of six &Beyond exclusive camps and lodges to choose from in Kenya (Masai Mara National Park) and Tanzania (Serengeti National Park), each offering close-up-and-personal Great Migration sightings, you are spoilt for choice!
Considered the most thrilling spectacle in the animal kingdom, the annual mass migration of wildebeest and other herbivores, with their ever-attendant entourage of predators is a breathtaking experience.
In this year-round cycle across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, over 1.5 million wildebeest, 400,000 zebra, 300,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and 12,000 eland throng the landscape, following the rain, in search of fresh pastures.
The timing of this phenomenon has changed in recent years due to uncertain rainfall patterns, with herds splitting and moving in different directions, before reassembling again.