The Great Migration traditionally follows the rain as animals migrate towards better pastures
When to witness the Great Migration
The year-round Great Migration along with the the Big 5 are on the the bucket list of must-see African wildlife spectacles. With a selection of 6 &Beyond exclusive camps and lodges to choose from in Kenya and Tanzania, each offering close-up-and-personal Great Migration sightings, you are spoilt for choice!
The annual movement of wildebeest and other herbivores across the Serengeti– Mara ecosystem consists of more than 1.5 million wildebeest, 400 000 zebra, 18 000 eland and 200 000 Thompson’s gazelle. The Migration is rarely the same in terms of precise timing and direction.
The herds start heading north, followed by the &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps. The wildebeest must cross the Mara River before they reach Kenya’s Masai Mara, to the west of &Beyond Klein’s Camp. As the animals continue to move backwards and forwards across the river, the excitement can also be viewed from &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and &Beyond Bateleur Camp.
The wildebeest migration follows the year’s annual rainfall so its appearance in Tanzania and Kenya is weather dependent. Our travel experts are updated weekly by our guides in the field who closely monitor the location of the wildebeest migration throughout the year. This enables us to advise you on the best destination to visit during your particular time of travel.