What is the best time to see migration?
The low rains begin in late October followed by the mini-dry season, while the true wet season is April through May. The best time to see the Great Migration is during the dry season, between July and early October. It’s warm, weather is stable, and animals are abundant
Where is the great migration in Africa?
The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks.
The Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has it be it. The Masai Mara and the Serengeti National Park together form what no other reserve or park in Africa can! It is incredible, it is magical, it is indescribable and it is a must!
No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Masai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive.
In the Masai Mara they will be hunted, stalked, and run down by the larger carnivores. The Masai Mara also has one of the largest densities of lion in the world and is no wonder this is the home of the BBC wildlife channels Big Cat Diary.
Migration normally start from about mid June to mid October. February and March are great for the big cats and Christmas is again a stunning time.