Wildebeest Migration

21st January 2011

The annual migration of herds in Northern Tanzania and Kenya is one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife events. Often referred to as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, The Great Migration is a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems.

Despite the wealth of maps and illustrations showing the path of the migrating herds, as with anything in Nature, the actual day to day pattern is unpredictable. At Tanzania Odyssey we have studied and planned itineraries to fit in with the moving herds for over ten years, but cannot hope to say exactly where they will be next year! If your wish is to safari at the heart of The Great Migration, it is advisable to book a mobile tented safari that will ascertain camping grounds close to departure date.

In order to help illustrate where the migration is likely to be in any month please click on the link for the Wildebeest Migration Map which was created by tagging a number of wildebeest in 2004