The Serengeti – Tanzania’s sweeping plain – is a top African safari experience no matter what time of year you visit. But head there during its annual wildebeest migration (regarded to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World), and you’ll witness something that’ll stick with you forever: the largest migration of mammals seen anywhere on the planet.
Each year the Great Migration sees MILLIONS of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras searching for greener grass during the wet season, forming a mesmerising circular path between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. (The migration typically occurs between Jan-March in the Southern Serengeti and July–October in the Northern Serengeti).
The wildebeest themselves are a sight to behold. But wherever you find prey animals in these numbers, predators such as lions, hyenas and crocs are never too far behind. So if you’ve ever wanted to see a pride of big cats hunt down a wildebeest, or simply want to improve your chances of spotting the big 5 on a safari trip, the Serengeti migration is a no-brainer for your African safari bucket list.