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WEST SERENGETI MIGRATION - GRUMETI RIVER

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WESTERN SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION BY THE GRUMETI RIVER

Around end of April, May and June, a vast army of wildebeests along with its partners: zebras, elands and gazelles mill around the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, south of the Grumeti River. Harassed behind by lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas and ahead by giant Nile crocodiles, many hundreds perish as some hazard the river crossing while others detour it. But the beauty of the landscape, stretching without end beneath an infinite sky on a Serengeti West Safari, changes something within the watcher, who becomes more aware of the place of humankind within the drama of the animal world (read more on accommodations available in Western Serengeti). There is a sizeable resident wildebeest population which does not migrate, but remains here year-round. When the seasonal Mbalageti River runs dry, the Grumeti River retains pools which attract thousands of mammals. Buffalo and hippopotamus rarely stray far from water.

Many rare and beautiful creatures are found in the private Grumeti Reserve. Black and white Colobus monkeys live in the woodlands with rare, fast-running Patas monkeys. Amazing concentrations of other fauna are seen here during your AfricanMecca safari vacation in northern Tanzania. Impala, topi, reedbuck, waterbuck, Coke’s hartebeest, roan antelope, buffalo and elephant are numbered in their hundreds. The Western Corridor covers Fort Ikoma Wildlife Area and Grumeti Reserve as well as part of the western expanse of Serengeti National Park. Outside the park, you can take guided wildlife walks to spot the myriad birds most prized by twitchers. Grey-breasted spur fowl, helmet shrike, rufus-tailed weaver and fischer’s lovebird, amongst hundreds more. On night game-spotting drives in the private wilderness, look for elusive leopards or nocturnal porcupines, aardvarks, honey badgers and bat-eared foxes. These Serengeti tour activities are prohibited in the Kirawira Area, which is within the national park boundary, though you will appreciate the fantastic views across the magnificent landscape during the day dotted with speckled flora and fauna.

Review Your Preferred Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Trail Below

From July, August to September, the Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow. Read More On Northern Serengeti Safari

Enjoy a Serengeti East Safari during October and November when the mega herds return from Masai Mara in Kenya to the rich plains of the Serengeti National Park, east of the Grumeti River, passing through Lobo and Western Loliondo and under the majestic Gol mountains. Read More On Eastern Serengeti Safari

On a Serengeti South Safari, from December to March, you can follow the wildebeest at Kusini, Ndutu and Maswa. On these rich grasslands, the gnus produce 8000 calves a day for a three week era. Predatory leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals and lions eat their fill. Read More On Southern Serengeti Safari

On a Serengeti West Safari around end of April, May and June, a vast army of blue wildebeests along with its herbivore partner, zebras, mill around the Western Corridor, south of the Grumeti River, some harassed behind by lions and ahead by giant Nile crocodiles. Read More On Western Serengeti Safari

Your Serengeti Central Safari in the Seronera Valley offers a year-round game-viewing mecca with impressive populations of bovids, terrestrial predators, reptiles, amphibians and birds, which remain even after the spectacular hordes of blue wildebeests and zebras have gone. Read More On Central Serengeti Safari

Study our safari map on the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park, showing the seasonal traversal paths in different areas of the park. This will allow you to pinpoint and strategically select the correct accommodations during your travels in northern Tanzania. View Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Map

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
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WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest single movement of wild animals in the world, deservedly listed as one of its eight Natural Wonders and an exceptional inspiration for a dream tour.

WHERE TO STAY IN SERENGETI
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WHERE TO STAY IN SERENGETI

Accommodations in Serengeti come in two main types, lodges and camps. Lodges are solidly brick or stone-built complexes while camps are pitched canvas that are either permanent, seasonal or mobile units.

SAFARI & TOUR IN SERENGETI
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SAFARI & TOUR IN SERENGETI

With your AfricanMecca guide in a custom-designed 4x4 vehicle, you will experience the wildebeest migration, the Big Five - from royal lion prides to pachyderm elephant herds on the plains and more.

BEST TIME TO VISIT SERENGETI
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BEST TIME TO VISIT SERENGETI

There are distinct best times for a nature trip to Serengeti. Once you know what you have experienced and what more it has to offer, you will want to return time and again as each month unfolds a new chapter.

BALLOON SAFARI IN SERENGETI
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BALLOON SAFARI IN SERENGETI

A Serengeti balloon safari is a fantastic once in a lifetime experience, particularly suitable for a bird's eye-view game viewing experience on your AfricanMecca wildlife tour in northern Tanzania.

MAASAI TRIBE OF SERENGETI
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MAASAI TRIBE OF SERENGETI

The iconic Maasai of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro wilderness have been herding their cattle for thousands of years. A proud, nomadic warrior race who count their wealth in cattle and children.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
    Cyril Christo & Marie Wilkinson, Conservation Photographers, Authors & Wildlife Documentary Producers - USA
  • Jambo Raza, We all had a fantastic time on our Tanzania safari. Accommodations were excellent and we loved our guide - Rodgers. We will definitely recommend this safari to others. Thanks for all your help making the arrangements.
    Dr Thomas Davis, Methodist Hospital, Minnesota, United States
  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
    Noorin & Jason Nelson - Maryland, United States
  • Thanks again to you for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Everything was great from the fantastic wildlife, the scenery, the people, the accommodations and the food. The safari was everything we had hoped for.
    Liz and Gunnar Kristiansen - Ontario, Canada
  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
    Shelley Roberts - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • We had an absolutely amazing trip in Arusha, Serengeti and Gombe - everything went smooth as silk. Thank you so much Raza for making this trip, the trip of a lifetime. We had an absolutely brilliant time.
    Tiffany Heitz & Lesley Smith - California, United States

EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR SERENGETI IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Serengeti National Park, we recommend combining your safari with a visit to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, & Tarangire. You may optionally extend out to Southern Tanzania, and experience the off-beat wilderness areas of Selous & Ruaha ending with a beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar.

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