The annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebras and host of other grazing herbivores across the plains of Tanzania is one of the greatest spectacles in the world. Can you imagine over a million herbivores blanketing the Tanzanian plains as they travel to their next grazing area? Essentially the wildebeest are taking advantage of the strongly seasonal conditions, spending the wet season on the plains in the south-east, and the dry season in the woodlands of the north-west.
When can I go?
The Migration rarely ever comes with precise timing and direction, as the local conditions will affect the grass growth and ultimately the migration. However, from June to November when it’s Tanzania’s dry season,is the best time to visit the parks. The ultimate viewings are between the months of August to October, as the wildebeest forge back into Tanzania.
If you would love to experience the wonders of calving it’s probably best you go to Tanzania from May to June. This is just after the rainy season so don’t forget to wear boots.
Who can take me?
At Tanzania’s northern national parks; Serengeti and Ngorongoro, you can hire experienced tour guides who will scout the areas and find the best safari locations for you.
What to take?
Ensure that before venturing to the Tanzanian’s plain you have fully stocked up on sunscreen. The heat and humidity can be very harsh so a large hat and shades should be next on the list of must haves.
Remember to always book your safaris with a reputable guide and be safe as you experience this wonder of the world.
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