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The Great Wildebeest Migration

The extraordinary annual Great Migration of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. Over two million herbivores partake in this journey, with about 200 000 zebra and 500 000 Thomson's gazelle and 1.5 million wildebeest! The Migration is rarely the same in terms of precise timing and direction - it is Mother Nature after all!

January - March

The animals gather on the southern Serengeti plains for about three months, grazing and dropping their calves. The plains are a short drive from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and the semi-permanent luxury tented camps of Serengeti Under Canvas.

April - May

The herds move north, towards the central Serengeti plains and the Seronera area, in search of food. The camps of Serengeti Under Canvas follow in the footsteps of the Migration.


The herds transverse northwest, towards Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp arriving in the Western Corridor. The luxury tented camps of Serengeti Under Canvas reposition themselves close to the herds.

July - August

The herds spread out leaving the Western Corridor in early July, heading northeast and reaching the Mara River in early August. The Serengeti Under Canvas camps follow suit, with the entire experience culminating at the famous Mara River crossings where the wildebeests reach the end of their final destination at Kenya’s Masai Mara. Once there, they can be spotted roaming the valleys to the west of Klein’s Camp.

September - October

The herds may cross backwards and forwards over the Mara River and hover close to the Masai Mara. Witness all the excitement from Kichwa Tembo or the luxury tents of Serengeti Under Canvas.

November - December

The Migration moves south passing Klein’s Camp crossing back into Serengeti. Serengeti Under Canvas is strategically positioned to catch the main herds as they return to the place of their birth.