The annual movement of wildebeest and other herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is considered one of the most exhilarating spectacles in the animal kingdom, often referred to as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth.’
The Great Migration is a famously treacherous journey. The animals must find food to sustain themselves, be on the lookout for predators, and give birth to the future generations that will keep the annual migration alive.
The migration typically makes its way to southern Serengeti (Tanzania) by December. Generally, it stays in the south until February or March, when the herds begin making the journey north.
From December to March, the herds are calving on the short grassy plains in the southern Serengeti, which means an abundance of baby animals are roaming around. This area is made up of nutrient-rich soil important for the wildebeest and their calves.
The plains are endless in the south, traveling as far as the eye can see in either direction. Two mobile tented camps bring you close to the action and ensure front-row seats. Imagine falling asleep each night to the sound of animals all around you. After spending time on the plains, this itinerary ends at a luxury lodge and offers a cultural and walking component to balance out the time spent in the vehicle.
Cheetahs, lions, African wild dogs, and hyenas all tend to follow the herds