Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, mother to the migration.

Here in Tanzania

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A million wildebeest... each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

 


Nationalparks

Serengeti

Size:

14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).  

Location:

35 km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to
Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. 

How to get there:

Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake
Manyara and Mwanza. Drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara,
Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater.

To do:

Hot air balloon safaris, Maasai rock paintings and
musical rocks. Visiting neighbouring Ngorongoro Crater,
Olduvai Gorge, Ol doinyo Lengai volcano and Lake Natron's
flamingos. Best time to follow the wildebeest migration,
December-July.

To see:

In this park one might see: wildebeest, zebra, lion,
leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, cheetah, gazelle,
giraffe, spotted hyena, jackal, aardwolf, serval, agama lizard,
rock hyrax, secretary bird, ostrich, black eagle etcetera.
Predators, June-October.

Note:

The route and timing of the wildebeest migration is unpredictable.
Allow at least three days to be assured of seeing them on your visit.
Longer if you want to see the main predators as well. 

Source: TANAPA.


Accommondation in partner lodges:

Ikoma Bush Camp (Moivaro) (Video link)
Speke Bay Lodge (Moivaro) (Video link)
Lake Natron Camp (Moivaro) (Video link)

 

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