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SERENGETI MIGRATION

One of the natural wonders of the world is the Serengeti migration of 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra. It is the largest large mammal migration on earth, drawing exceptional numbers of cheetah, lion, and hyena. Along with the herds are other animals taking advantage of water and grazing conditions, such as topi, gazelles, eland, elephant and others. It can provide the most magical wildlife viewing experience in Africa.

Northern Serengeti: Mid-July to October

The herds congregate near the Mara River, a focal point for wildlife and well known for its hippos and enormous crocs. It is a beautiful area and we base ourselves out of our Classic Serengeti Camp located in a very secluded spot with superb viewing of the herds. If you are lucky, you may see the wildebeest crossing the croc-filled river.

Southern Serengeti: December to April

This is the Serengeti of the postcards: endless green plains dotted with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras. In February, the wildebeest all calve en masse, providing a remarkable spectacle. Cheetah numbers are exceptional, as are spotted hyena and lion numbers during this time. During these months, our Classic Serengeti Camp is tucked away in the plains with unforgettable vistas.

Central Serengeti: May to June

During this period the herds are making their way from the southern plains to the western and northern areas. The herds tend to be more spread out, but are generally concentrated in central areas which are quite possibly the best places in Africa for viewing of big cats.

Western Serengeti: Late June and July

Onwards to the Western Corridor and the beautiful Grumeti River, known for 18 foot crocs, which the wildebeest must dodge if they are to cross the river and head north.

Why we prefer Tanzania over Kenya

Tanzania is the home of the migration. 90% of the Serengeti ecosystem lies within Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and neighbouring reserves, and the wildebeest migration can be viewed in Tanzania all 12 months of the year. By comparison, Kenya's Masai Mara comprises only perhaps 10% of the ecosystem but has more hotels, and the migration can only be viewed for in Kenya for 3 months of the year. On a Tanzanian safari one can combine the migration with Ngorongoro Crater or the other parks.

2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE: NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK