The Great Wildebeest Migration Between Tanzania & Kenya.
The Wildebeest Migration is a dramatic story. It takes place within Tanzania and Kenya and is the greatest wildlife show on earth. Between the open plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, thousands of wildebeest and zebra’s migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators closely follow the Wildebeest Migration waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories.
The precise timing of the Wildebeest Migration changes annually and it is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event – The calving season takes place in the Serengeti between the months of January and mid-March before the Wildebeest Migration begins heading towards the Western Serengeti in June. The best time to see the migration is usually between June and August when the wildebeest congregate and prepare to cross the famous Grumeti River.
There are a few excellent camps in this area where you can stay to witness this natural phenomenon. If you are in the Masai Mara you can expect the wildebeest to make their arrival as early as July, but they generally arrive between August & September and remain in the Mara between October & November. Between December and January the wildebeest gradually begin their migration back towards the Serengeti.
Ndutu area is located directly in the path of the Wildebeests migration. From January to April, the southeastern plains of the Serengeti ecosystem and the open woodlands around Lakes Ndutu and Lagaja become the centre of activity of the migratory animals which can be seen congregating in their thousands.