Where is the Wildebeest Migration

March Update

With half the world currently in lockdown due to Covid-19 it is with a heavy heart, that I have very few guests experiencing the wildebeest migration in East Africa right now.

Saying that though, it is NOW the perfect time to book a once in a lifetime trip for next year or even later this year.

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In order to get a better idea of where the migration is you can have a look at one of my previous blog posts to better visualize their current location. Your best possible opportunity to view the migration during March is by staying at &Beyond Serengeti under Canvas in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

The 1st week of March

There has been continued rain in the southern Serengeti causing the herds to remain scattered throughout the area. Big herds are still being seen all over the Kakesio and Makao plains. A few smaller herds are heading further south and east. Due to the proximity to our Serengeti Under Canvas camps at this time of year, guests staying with us are within easy access to viewing the big herds.

Wildebeest are still calving in early March – (Photo by Wilson Kilong)

The 2nd week of March

The migration is widely spread through the Southern Serengeti/Ndutu area still within close proximity to our camps – big herds are being seen throughout the areas known as Hidden Valley and also the big marsh and smaller herds are seen around Lake Ndutu, with some crossings seen near our camps. Not only are the wildebeest continuing to drop their calves, but our guests have enjoyed good migration viewing, with fantastic lion and leopard sightings and plenty of lion cubs in the area.

Wildebeest crossing Lake Ndutu close to the Serengeti Under Canvas camps – (photo by Wilson Kilong)

The 3rd week of March

The big herds seem to be slowly making their way to Seronera and are seen at Namiri Plains North of Naabi Hill Gate which is southeast of Seronera. There’re still a few herds being seen in the Ndutu area, spread across the Kakesio Plains and Makao Plains, not far from the Serengeti under canvas camps. Our guests have incredible viewing of Wild dog, cheetah and lion sightings.

(Photo by Wilson Kilong)

The 4th week of March

Big herds of wildebeest are being seen all over the Namiri plains and Gol Kopjes (almost mid-way between Ndutu and Seronera). Smaller herds are not far behind and have been seen moving slowly from Shamba la Maharage (Northeast of Ndutu) towards Golini / Naabi Gate.

Wildebeest Dust Storm – (Photo by Wilson Kilong)

Lions searching the open plains for their next meal…

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