Best Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania
Global Leisure and Backpacking provides the best wildebeest migration safaris in Tanzania. Every year about two million wildebeest and 20 000 zebras and gazelles migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains to the south of Kenya’s Masai Mara looking for lush grazing grounds and life-giving water. The start of this incredible odyssey is dictated by the seasons and when the rains fall. Usually, the wildebeest are not far behind and follow the rain. This epic journey from south to north stretches for about 3000 kilometers and seems to be an endless confusion of wildebeest.
This extraordinary exhibition of nature is an iconic safari option for enthusiastic travelers, nature lovers, and individuals needing more from their African experience. Choose from our Wildebeest migration safari packages or tailor-make your own journey suiting your budget.
Complete Guide for Wildebeest Migration Safari
Here, you find some useful resources that provide detail when to go, where to stay and what to expect along this unforgettable journey. Our experienced tour guides with the affiliated camps on the ground all cooperate to furnish you with up-to-date information on where the confusion of wildebeest is and the action of their stalking predators is.
Many people think that the great wildebeest migration is an all-year-round event; however, the migration normally commences in April after their calving season – each and every time the migration provides a different and unique wildlife experience.
The exact timing of the migration relies on the yearly rains and the rejuvenation of fresh pastures which may vary in some years. The show is entirely worth the effort to endeavor yourself with a photographic safari in Tanzania. Admire the vast number of wild gnus pouring over the savannah only to be driven by their mere survival instinct. They have the need to and they appear as one entity, seeking out their fate to rut, mate, dare and die on this dangerous journey.
This journey guarantees the ultimate survival of the wildebeest and the continuance of the Serengeti ecosystem of which they are the heart of. Their epic journey is one of savagery and patience as they fight onwards, past granite kopjes where cheetah or lion lie in their trap. They rummage through flood-swollen and crocodile-infested rivers, over dried fields scorched by wildfires to their sanctuary in the north.
Finally, they home in on distant rains only to circle back once more to dare the similar dangers they encountered by the water in the rivers, by their exhaustion and by the predators pouncing on them. Usually, a quarter of their numbers fall by the wayside due to these harsh realities. To welcome the immense scope of this marvel, you should participate and follow them from a 4×4 game-viewing vehicle and spectacle them either from the ground or from a hot air balloon. With us, you can focus on the activity of confusion, as though the unending fields were your theatre with your own cast of millions of players acting out their old custom only for you.