WESTERN SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION BY THE GRUMETI RIVER
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
Read More +
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.
Read More +
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.
Read More +
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.
Read More +
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.
Read More +
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.
Read More +
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.
What are our Customers saying about us? READ MORE REVIEWS
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 BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR SERENGETI IN NORTHERN TANZANIA
When visiting Serengeti National Park, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.
You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Nyerere (Selous), Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.
SERENGETI PARK SAFARI & TOUR PLANNING DETAILS
Kickstart Your Safari Planning
Kickstart Your Safari Planning
ARE YOU PLANNING TO BOOK AN AFRICAN SAFARI TO SERENGETI IN TANZANIA?
Do You Need Knowledgeable, Experienced & Specialist Guidance For Your Travels In Serengeti ? Let Us Help Plan Your Trip Itinerary CorrectlyCONTACT AN AFRICA TRAVEL EXPERT ON SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
SERENGETI CAMPS & LODGES
EXPLORE MORE ON SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK IN TANZANIA
HAVE YOU VISITED SERENGETI FOR AN AFRICA SAFARI IN TANZANIA?
Write A Travel Or Tourist Trip Review To Share Your ExperiencesWRITE SERENGETI REVIEW
AMS BLOGVIEW ALL -
- 26 October 2017 by AfricanMecca Safaris, in Blog For AfricanMecca Safaris,Safari Planning Blog Posts - AfricanMecca SafarisBaggage Guidance & Restrictions On Flying Safaris In Africa Published By Afr...READ MORE +
- 07 June 2017 by AfricanMecca Safaris, in Blog For AfricanMecca Safaris,Latest Kenya Blog Posts From AfricanMecca Safaris,Safari Planning Blog Posts - AfricanMecca SafarisMasai Mara Horseback Riding Safari In Kenya Published By AfricanMecca Safaris | ...READ MORE +
- 24 March 2017 by AfricanMecca Safaris, in Blog For AfricanMecca Safaris,Safari Planning Blog Posts - AfricanMecca SafarisTimes Square New York Hosts Kenya Tourism Board & Wilderness Safaris Meet Up...READ MORE +