This migration safari has been especially designed to track the progress of the annual wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. Dubbed the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth', the migration features a cast of millions, covers an 800-kilometer circuit, and weaves birth, life and death into a spectacular tapestry, which illustrates the concept of ‘the survival of the fittest' in all of its tragic, comic, violent and awesome splendour.
Typically scheduled for July-October, this exceptionally popular tour sets out from Nairobi and is guided by Hanne Lindemann, a biologist, wildlife and conservation specialist and ‘migration expert'. Travelling by road, the tour allows our visitors to experience both the thrill of a luxury tented camp and the comfort of a traditional safari lodge. Crossing from Tanzania's Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara, it also enables the visitor to follow in the footsteps of the migration, without having to return to Nairobi.
Wildlife Highlights : lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe, black and white rhino.
Accommodation: The Boma, Flamingo Hill Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, The Serenity on the Lake, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Mount Meru hotel
About the Wildebeest Migration
Between the end of July and November, over one and a half million wildebeest accompanied by half again as many zebras and gazelles, migrate from the short-grass plains of the Serengeti to fresh pasture in the grasslands of the Mara; thus creating one of nature’s grandest spectacles. Moving in groups of up to 20,000 at a time they thunder across the plateau hesitating only briefly to cross the Mara River, where many fall prey to the waiting crocodiles. Towards the end of October they begin crossing back into Tanzania. The actual timing of the migration, however, is dictated by the weather and does not always run to schedule. Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya’s famous ‘big cats’ and hosts her largest population of lions. It also offers the best chance of spotting a leopard in the wild. Other predators include cheetah and spotted hyena.
For more information on this Migration Safari tour and airfares to Africa, please contact one of our Adventure Travel Specialists at North South Travel today. 604.736.7447 or email us