The Best Time To See The Wildebeest Migration In Tanzania

  • Gazelle Safari Africa

  • Tanzania
  • Oct 07, 2022

At any time of year, Serengeti, one of the best Tanzania National Parks offers breathtaking game viewing. And Tanzania experiences excellent weather for the majority of the year.

One of the most sought-after experiences that draw visitors each year is the Great Wildebeest migration, famous for being the largest animal migration in the world.

The Great Migration in Serengeti

Wildebeest walking

East Africa hosts a significant annual wildlife migration known as the Great Migration. The broad plains traverse almost 2 million grazers and predators each year.

The Wildebeest Migration is another name for this large-scale animal migration. This is an 800 km long wildlife migration comprised primarily of around 1.5 million wildebeest.

Two hundred thousand zebras, thousands of gazelles, and other antelopes join them, which tends to draw in various hungry predators.

The trek is fraught with peril with predators like crocodiles taking their fair share of the stragglers, newborn calves being stolen by predators, the slow are brought down by lion pride, daring animals breaking legs on steep river slopes, and the weak and tired drown.

The migration passes through Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti Park, with the animals moving clockwise.

The circuit transports the animals from Tanzania’s southern Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (though not into the Crater itself), across the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara, and back again.

Best Time To Visit

The Best Time To Visit In Tanzania & mostly the Serengeti National Park are late June through August or January through March.

That is from late June through early August or early September when the Wildebeest Migration is at its busiest. Likewise, mid-January to mid-March is the calving season. That, however, is not the entire tale.


By booking one of our custom tailor-made Tanzania holiday packages, you can bring this dream of witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti. Visit our website: Gazelle Safaris Africa and satisfy your thirst for adventure. Explore the Tanzania Travel Guide to learn more about the top Tanzania National Parks you can visit.


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