Migration Season & Best Time In Serengeti.
Wildebeest Migration Season in Serengeti is Best Time In July To October. these months migration become concentrated at the middle part of Serengeti plain. The Great Migration is a natural phenomenon, as old as the land itself. Seasonal rainfall is the trigger that sparks the mass movement of mega herds in pursuit of the sweet, new grasses that wildebeest love. Since nature sets the schedule, planning a successful migration safari takes experience and excellent local knowledge. Around 1.5 million Serengeti wildebeests, with hundreds of thousands of zebras, and other herbivores alongside with large number hungry carnivores, leave their calving grounds in Ndutu area southern Serengeti, around March and April, heading for the next water source.
Best Time To Visit Serengeti Migration Season – Short Overview.
Best Time To Visit Serengeti national park for Migration Season is all yearly around, since are always keep on moving on the plain of Serengeti, however there are best month while others worth! From June to October and from December to March, these are the best time for safari due to being dry.
But in between April, May and November land become wet due to rainfall and hence not recommend doing Safari. In Serengeti Park June to October is when great animals Migration occur while in between January and February is best season for Calving in Ndutu Plain.
The short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. These are south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu and include the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Migration Season – Month By Month Patterns
The wildebeest migration in Serengeti is the annual movement of large herds of grazers crossing the northern Tanzania and Kenya to find their destinations. The millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles pass through the Serengeti plains to Masai Mara ecosystems in a rainfall driven extraordinary migrations looking for fresh tender grass. If you are planning for a private or Serengeti family safari you can’t avoid witnessing such great moment, well joining with the Serengeti migrations annual calendar. Though a planned Serengeti mobile camping safari will make an amazing wildebeest migrations follow up as the part that can be memorably unpredictable due to the fact that the wildebeest doesn’t have boundaries and they concentrate on searching for greener pastures. The best time to spot the Serengeti wildebeest migration can be.
January – March
The completion of the short rains in November, in December the plains in the southern Serengeti are filled with fresh green grass. In this place there is the migration of about 2 million wildebeest together with almost 200000 zebras. After the month of eating nutrient grass the wildebeest will be preparing to give birth on the southern Serengeti plains. More than a half million calves are born between January and March. This is also the great time for the predators as they normally line up for an easy prey. Also this will be the best time for bird watchers since many birds migrate from Europe to Africa in particular Tanzania.
When the eating month is completed the large herds thundering their path across the Serengeti plains from the south through the moru kopjes in the central Serengeti on their way to the western Serengeti.
When they head for the central and western Serengeti then the herds are preparing for the toughest part of their journey. These months are also time of the year when the mating season begins. You can witness the male wildebeest fighting to win the affections of the female. The wildebeest and zebras tend to be in a mega-herd before crossing the Grumeti River full of crocodiles heading north.
July – August
Those who survive continue with the journey to the northern Serengeti. The crossing of Grumeti River is not challenge able as many of them qualify to cross avoiding the jaws of the crocodiles. But the worst challenge is cross the Mara River. The annual crossing of the Mara river start as early as June or late august depending on the rainfall. During this challengeable time the wildebeest and zebras must struggle to survive from the Nile crocodiles and the fast flowing water. Successfully to this doesn’t guarantee their safety, yet there are the lions and cheaters waiting to feed them on the other side of the river. During this time of the year the game viewing is very impressive, dramatic and sensational.
The completion of the challenges of crossing Mara River, the herds are normally divides into smaller groups, the part of the divided group stay back in the northern Serengeti while the rest will make their way to Masai Mara in Kenya. On the finding of good grazing grass the herds will walk crossing the dreaded river and facing predators wherever they turn.
October – November
During this time of the year most of the herds will begin making their way back south via the Serengeti in searching for new grazing places with good grass, as the rains start to fall. They must reach the southern plains where the first grass begins to sprout. So this is the best time to watch the wildebeest head to the eastern sides of the Serengeti and central Seronera region.
Most of the herds have reached their destinations which is the southern Serengeti plains by December where the eating of fresh juicy grass and drinking begins. Also this is the beginning of calving period. Normally the predators move in and the life cycle begins again. For the wildebeest and zebras every year is an endless journey looking for rains in a race of life.
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