Experience the Great Migration as part of your Tanzania Safari

Observing wild animals in their natural habitat on a Tanzania safari is already an awesome experience, but you can’t get much more spectacular than witnessing the Great Migration from the Serengeti, in northern Tanzania. The Serengeti wildebeest migration is the largest migration of animals in the world, with 2 million wildebeest, antelope and zebra crossing to Kenya from the southern plains of the Serengeti and back again on an epic 1,000 mile jouney, and makes up one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world. Nowhere else on earth will you see such a volume of mammals travelling together: you can’t get much more impressive than that, and this is what sets a Tanzania safari apart from any other location in Africa. And it’s not just the animals you will observe if you chose to make the migration from Serengeti part of your trip as the route the wildebeest take is filled with some of Africa’s most diverse too landscape too, from grasslands to rivererine forests and swamps.

Witness the Serengeti Breeding Season

Breeding time for the animals involved in the migration is from January to March, and therefore this is one of the best times to witness the phenomenon. If you take a Tanzania safari in February you will witness the extraordinary sight of around 600,000 new calves being born along the course of the migration and then, within moments of being born, pick themselves up and join the herd in continuing on their epic journey towards Kenya. If you chose to follow the migration in the period from January to March you will be based in the short grass plains of the Southern Serengeti region, and you will also get the opportunity to visit Serengeti National Park, which impressively contains all of Africa’s ‘The Big Five’. The Big Five are the 5 animals most prized by hunters, and are made up of lions, buffalos, leopards, rhinoceroses and elephants, so if you choose a Tanzania safari in the Serengeti you will have seen the best that Africa has to offer.

Tailor-make your Tanzania Safari

The beauty of taking a luxury Tanzania safari is that you can plan exactly when you want to visit Tanzania, and where the wildebeest will be on their migration path at that time. By booking a personal guide who is an expert in the animals’ migration patterns, you will be able to follow the herd directly, getting intimate close-ups of the animals on their journey, and moving camp whenever the animals move on, so that you will get the most out of your Tanzania safari experience.