Home to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of wildlife and the majority of the Great Wildebeest Migration, Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s flagship conservation area and a must-do for first-time and returning safari-goers alike.

Translated from the Maasai language as, ‘The Land that Moves on Forever’, the Serengeti’s vast rolling grasslands and golden Savannah give travelers a soul-stirring sense of space and support millions of wildebeest, as well as sizable populations of zebra, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe and myriad gazelle and antelope species. And where there is plains game aplenty, predators – like lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs – are sure to follow. The Serengeti is definitely a photographer’s paradise!

Witness the Annual Wildebeest Migration

The majority of the fascinating and dramatic Great Wildebeest Migration takes place in the Serengeti. From about January to March, they are in the far southern Serengeti. In April and May, they usually begin to move to the Central Serengeti. The herds generally continue moving north and west in June and July. From approximately August to October, they are crossing rivers into Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. By November and December, the forerunners are mostly back in the Serengeti, ready to start the circular cycle all over again.

  • Mobile camps move regularly to stay as close to the herds as possible.
  • Accommodation options with easy access to traditional river crossing points.
  • Rutting is very exciting as males fight for mating rights.
  • Calving results in plenty of bittersweet predator action.