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Serengeti Migration

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What is Serengeti migration

Serengeti migration fact
Where the grassis greener every year more than 1.5million Serengeti wildebeests, 600,000 serengeti zebras, serengeti gazelles, migrate in gigantic herd, describe a huge oblong as they migrate from south east part of Serengeti national park, northern to Tanzania. This is annual Serengeti migration is probably the greatest wild life spectacle on earth today. No one knows for sure what triggers the Serengeti migration; it’s something the animals know far better than we do. What’s certain is that the herds in the migration know that the grass is greener on the other side, and they know when and where.

serengeti migration by moth
Serengeti Migration /December to March

From early December ,the animals in the Serengeti migration are on the short grass plains in the southeast ,around Ndutu and Naabi gate ,where calving will take place from late January to early February .About 80 per cent of the wildebeest females give birth at the same time ;within a two -week span. this is ensure that most of the calves will survive since the number of new born and weakened or disadvantaged mothers who perish will be enough to keep predators satisfied with food, giving the other calves in the herd enough time to gain strength and adapt to the world .

When the calves are just a few hours old, they can run as fast as their parents and they start grazing before they are a week old .This means that there is a sudden rise in the number of grazers, which quickly depletes the local food resources, forcing the herds to start looking for greener pasture in the north and west.

Serengeti migration /January through April

The waterholes still retain plentifully water from the shot rains of October/November into December. The plain are green and dotted with flowers. The old bones of predators’ victims are obscured by hundreds of thousands of Serengeti migrating animals. The herds in the Serengeti migration remain dispersed as individuals or family units in the southeast plains, moving back and forth within the long rains, which usually begin in March, come to an end in late May or early June

Serengeti migration /May to June

This is when the Serengeti migration begins. As the dry season approaches in mid-May ,both the pasture and water in the southeastern Serengeti plain dry out .The animals respond to the new condition by forming into huge multitudes and begin migrating to north and west ,toward the northern border and toward Lake Victoria…

The route of the animals in the Serengeti migration varies little from year to year. First; the animals traverse the alkaline lake Ndutu, the pour out into three major columns, along Simiyu River, then northwest along the Mbalangeti River and Seronera valley. The animals in the Serengeti migration move in long columns, often single file and usually following a leader, usually a mature bull. A file of these animals can be five to six kilometers long, an unforgettable memory for the observer.

A wide lens camera is helpfully here. As the movement gain momentum annual rutting and mating takes place. The adult Males establish territories perhaps only 30 meters across, by energetically scratching bare patches on the ground, and then defend them against other males. They try to keep a small group of females within their territories. The scene becomes confused as the survival imperative leads them toward grass and water while the productive imperative requires them to define individual territories and protect their reproductive rights within those territories. The one requires a mass movement, but the other tends toward the establishment of smaller groups, generally of individual males and their’ wives”

Serengeti migration/August to September

In case conditions are very good, meaning there is plenty of grass and water, the herds within the Serengeti migration will be spread out all the way from Seronera to the Mara River and often spreading out across a broad front. Some of the animals within the Serengeti migration heads through Grumeti reserve and Ikorongo. Others north through the heart of the great Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti migration herds spread out across the northern Serengeti where the Mara River provides Serengeti migration with its most serious obstacle. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular, there are often scenes of great panic and confusion among the herds within the Serengeti migrations

Serengeti migration /November to December

When the November short rains start in north Serengeti, the animals in the Serengeti migration begin their trek back to the south.
The herds in the migration leave the area by various routes in long columns, passing the Lobo area before arriving once again on the shorter grass plains that stretch from Seronera to the Ngorongoro highlands. The animals in the Serengeti migration arrive here in December when the long rains are usually still on, and most of the wildebeests females as one of the animals in the Serengeti migration give birth here in late January and early February.

What is a Great Serengeti migration best time?

Serengeti migration best time

Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park is good throughout the year,and all the time are the best for the serengeti migration but certain areas are best at specific times. The Dry season that is from late June to September offers the best wildlife game viewing in general with the great Serengeti wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight.

Weather explanation of the best time to see Serengeti migration

The best timing of the Serengeti migration varies every year. The best chance of seeing the migration is during June and July while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February. Best timing of your trip for Serengeti migration will give you a best experience

The Best time to go for Serengeti migration:
January to February for the wildebeest calving; June to September for general wildlife viewing with a chance of seeing the wildebeest crossing of the Grumeti River June to July.

The Low Season:
April and May

The Best Weather for Serengeti migration:
June to October with Little to no rainfall

Worst Weather:
March and April (Peak of Wet season)

Tips and Warnings on Serengeti safari

We recommending to using the company using company that have policy on environmental conservation, in which their guides are responsible and understood the value of conservation.

Kilimanjaro Brothers has been education on environmental training and better practice ecological conscious decisions.

Cheapest tour operators thus attract customer by cheapest price and thus expect poor service as well make burden to guides on depending on tips.

Operator that are using very old safari vehicles make environmental degradation through the discharging smoke and emission

Kilimanjaro brothers have make a step forward, we develop more sustainable business and using New Land curser Toyota safari vehicle with new engine with regular maintained to control emission.

How is Serengeti Migration?

How Serengeti Migration?

A moving of wildebeest month by month around Serengeti to Masai Mara on two different National park of Serengeti and Masai Mara in Tanzania and Kenya.

On this wildebeest movement, the big part is in Tanzania on Serengeti and very small in Masai Mara Kenya thus why know as “Great Serengeti Migration”. Kilimanjaro Brothers Share information of their Timing based on historical fact and avalabity of rain.

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Wildebeest Serengeti Migration crossing Mara River.

January

The wildebeest moving south from north east and the southern Serengeti in Ndutu area of Ngorongoro and this usually calving season.

February

Wildebeest are in southern Serengeti and Ndutu area in Ngorongoro as there is good grazing. Predators move in tin the calving season.

March

South Serengeti and grasses are munched up. The heard on the southern plain.

April

The wildebeest begin their movement from Southern Serengeti Plain. The great trek begun

May

Wildebeests arrival in the western corridor of Serengeti

June

Crocodile in Gurumeti River await their play

July

The wildebeest have to cross Mara River

August

Big cats available on arriving of wildebeest

November

Short rain begun in Serengeti and they start moving on November

December

Wildebeest cover the central and eastern part Serengeti in and continue with journey to southern Serengeti where fresh Grazing Serengeti in Southern Serengeti and start calving

Serengeti Migration

The Serengeti wildebeest migration

The Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, eland and impala. The herd in the Serengeti migration moves in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They are migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it’s now thought, better quality water. The precise timing of the Serengeti migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each

Serengeti migration best time

Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park is good throughout the year,and all the time are the best for the Serengeti migration but certain areas are best at specific times. The Dry season that is from late June to September offers the best wildlife game viewing in general with the great Serengeti wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight.

Weather explanation of the best time for serengeti migraton

The best timing of the Serengeti migration varies every year. The best chance of seeing the migration is during June and July while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February. Best timing of your trip for Serengeti migration will give you a best experience

The Best time to go for Serengeti migration January to February for the wildebeest calving; June to September for general wildlife viewing with a chance of seeing the wildebeest crossing of the Grumeti River June to July
The Low Season April and May
The Best Weather for serengeti migration June to October with Little to no rainfall
Worst Weather March and April (Peak of Wet season)
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