When it comes to exploring the natural world, safaris provide some of the most memorable and moving experiences. For the ultimate experience, time your safari holiday to coincide with the Great Migration, which is widely considered to be one of the most wonderful natural spectacles on the planet.
Timing is, of course, crucial if you hope to see the Great Migration yourself. Typically, the spectacle can be seen in the Masai Mara between July and October. The actual movement of the animals is dictated by rainfall, so the dates do vary from one year to the next.
Indeed, during game safaris in the Masai Mara, you can expect to see buffalo, Thomson's and Grant's gazelles, topi and numerous big cat species. As you would expect, this combination of grazing animals and big cats such as leopards and lions makes for some truly dramatic natural displays of hunting. Being so close to the raw power of nature, and seeing the speed and agility of these creatures for yourself, is truly awe-inspiring.
Witness the migration of wildebeest and zebra as they make their way to greener pastures in the Masai Mara. The spectacular Great Migration has been described as 'the greatest wildlife show on earth'. (21 June – 31 October)
Highlights: Masai Mara
Serian's Serengeti North; a seasonal camp we operate in the far northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park. A five minute drive from the Kogatende airstrip and within easy striking distance of the "Great Migration's" well documented river crossing points.
Ubuntu Camp travels with the natural flow of the wildebeest through the Serengeti eco system. Between December and March the camp will be situated on the open southern plains when the annual migration starts their journey north.