MIGRATION SAFARI
Serengeti Safari

 

THE GREAT MIGRATION

Each year around the same time, the circular great wildebeest migration begins in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the southern Serengeti in Tanzania. This migration is a natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing. This phase lasts from approximately January to March, when the calving season begins – a time when there is plenty of rain-ripened grass available for the 260,000 zebra that precede 1.7 million wildebeest and the following hundreds of thousands of other plains game, including around 470,000 gazelles.

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During February, the wildebeest spend their time on the short grass plains of the southeastern part of the ecosystem, grazing and giving birth to approximately 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3-week period. Few calves are born ahead of time and of these, hardly any survive. The main reason is that very young calves are more noticeable to predators when mixed with older calves from the previous year. As the rains end in May, the animals start moving northwest into the areas around the Grumeti River, where they typically remain until late June. The crossings of the Grumeti and Mara rivers beginning in July are a popular safari attraction because crocodiles are lying in wait.The herds arrive in Kenya in late July / August, where they stay for the remainder of the dry season, except that the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles move only east/west. In early November, with the start of the short rains the migration starts moving south again, to the short grass plains of the southeast, usually arriving in December in plenty of time for calving in February.

About 250,000 wildebeest die during the journey from Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya, a total of 800 kilometres (500 mi). Death is usually from thirst, hunger, exhaustion, or predation.

Activities/Services Included In The Cost:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Tents and other camping gears{ for budget camping safaris}
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari

Activities/Services Excluded In The Cost:

  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags safaris{not suitcases}
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania.

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Activities/services included in the cost:
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Tents and other camping gears{ for budget camping safaris}
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari
  • Activities/services excluded in the cost:
    • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
    • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
    • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
    • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
    • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
    • Passenger Information
      • Passengers should bring only duffle bags safaris{not suitcases}
      • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
      • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
      • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
      • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania.

      Book this safari online