One of the natural wonders of the world; seeing the wildebeest migration in action is such a unique and spectacular experience. There are currently around 1.5 million wildebeest that take part in the migration across the Serengeti, but the attraction is not just the wildebeest; some several hundred thousand zebra and antelope join the herds too. Seeing such a vast amount of wildlife parade over the plains is truly one of the world's most spectacular sights.
The Serengeti accounts for the majority of the ecosystem that the wildebeest cross, and as such provides incredible game viewing. As such, planning where and when to visit so that you are there when it arrives is more an art form than a science. If you are in the northern Serengeti then you can catch it in June/July before it heads into Kenya and November when it moves back into Tanzania. You can then see it in the southern Serengeti from December through to May so there are plenty of opportunities to see it.
The southern Serengeti is a fantastic place to visit as this is where the herds come to have their young which brings all the predators in from miles around promising great sightings with such high density of game. With the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area next door you will be treated to incredible views and more animals than you could imagine.
Of course, the other big attraction of the migration is the high numbers of predators that emerge to take advantage of all the food on offer. You can expect to see plenty of lion, cheetah and leopard at this time of year and hopefully some cubs as well.
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