Serengeti Safari Camp
When To Go

When To Go

Migration chasing from the Serengeti's original mobile camp

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Southern Serengeti

The Calving

When to go info Get two nights free on a full Northern Tanzania circuit with Nomad using our 7 for 5 night offer.

When to go wildlife Rains in the southern Serengeti have drawn the wildebeest south in search of fresh grazing on the nutrient rich short grass plains. This is where the wildebeest would love to call home, and where a million wildebeest start their life every year.

When to go weather Warm sunny days often with afternoon thunder showers.

Southern Serengeti

The Calving

When to go info Get two nights free on a full Northern Tanzania circuit with Nomad using our 7 for 5 night offer.

When to go wildlife This is when the wildebeest calving season starts, a real bonanza for predators. In the woodland, giraffe, elephant and buffalo are generally easy to locate.

When to go weather Warm sunny days often with afternoon thunder showers.

Southern Serengeti

The Calving

When to go info Get two nights free on a full Northern Tanzania circuit with Nomad using our 7 for 5 night offer.

When to go wildlife The wildebeest calving season is in full swing now, providing good chances of witnessing a birth. It is often quite dry at this time and the herds might split into smaller units scattered around the southern plains in search of the best conditions.

When to go weather Warm sunny days. Localised rains continue to fall on the short grass plains.

Southern Serengeti

The Rut

When to go info Get 5 nights for 4 by combining Serengeti Safari Camp with Entamanu Ngorongoro.

When to go wildlife This is one of the best times to explore the eastern part of the ecosystem, especially the beautiful Gol Mountains. The scenery is spectacular and the vast numbers of animals add to the drama.

When to go weather Warm sunny days with more regular scattered showers. Nights begin to cool.

Central Serengeti

The Rut

When to go info Get 5 nights for 4 by combining Serengeti Safari Camp with Entamanu Ngorongoro.

When to go wildlife In early May the migration is still to be found on the Southern Plains. Later on in May, they start moving north and west, searching for sweet grass and water around Moru and then Seronera.

When to go weather Warm sunny days with more regular scattered showers. Nights begin to cool.

Central/Western Serengeti

Grumeti River Crossings

When to go info Use our 7 for 5 night offer to combine Serengeti Safari Camp with Lamai Serengeti as the migration is so spread out this month.

When to go wildlife With the ecosystem continuing to dry out, the herds continue westwards, towards the Grumeti River in the Western Corridor. The riverine forest here harbors plentiful buffalo and elephant, while there are many hippo and huge crocs in the river.

When to go weather Scattered rainfall throughout the Serengeti get the herds moving.

Northern Serengeti

Mara River Crossings

When to go info The perfect season for the ultimate northern Tanzania safari combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp.

When to go wildlife All those hungry mouths rapidly deplete the grass and water in the Western Corridor and pretty soon they start to move on. The migration can be spread over a huge distance, with the first zebra herds arriving in the north Serengeti in early July.

When to go weather Rain on either side of the Mara River keep the wildebeest crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.

Northern Serengeti

Mara River Crossings

When to go info The perfect season for the ultimate northern Tanzania safari combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp.

When to go wildlife The dry season is well under way. The migration now moves into the north in a big way, with the herds criss crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. The dry conditions mean that they congregate near water, especially the Mara River.

When to go weather Rain on either side of the Mara River keep the wildebeest crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.

Northern Serengeti

Mara River Crossings

When to go info The perfect season for the ultimate northern Tanzania safari combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp.

When to go wildlife The wildebeest continually cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing.

When to go weather Rain on either side of the Mara River keep the wildebeest crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.

Northern Serengeti

Mara River Crossings

When to go info The perfect season for the ultimate northern Tanzania safari combining Kuro Tarangire, Entamanu Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Camp.

When to go wildlife The wildebeest continually cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing.

When to go weather Rain on either side of the Mara River keep the wildebeest crossing between the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.

Northern/Central Serengeti

On the move

When to go info Use our 7 for 5 night offer to combine Serengeti Safari Camp with Lamai Serengeti as the migration is so spread out this month.

When to go wildlife It is time for the wildebeest to start heading south in preparation for the arrival of the next generation. Our camp casts off from Lamai Serengeti and begins its own odyssey south. Wherever rain happens, the change is dramatic.

When to go weather Normally the Short Rains start in November. Dramatic thunder clouds herald the onset of this changing season, giant thunder clouds rolling over distant Serengeti horizons add to the drama.

Central/Southern Serengeti

Gathering in the South

When to go info Use our 7 for 5 night offer to combine Serengeti Safari Camp with Lamai Serengeti - perfect combo to see the migration and secret season up at Lamai.

When to go wildlife The wildebeest start to gather in the southern Serengeti.

When to go weather Scattered rainfall throughout the Serengeti keep the herds moving. Days are generally warm and humid cooling down after a rain storm.

More than 20 years of studying the migration and shadowing its movements through the Serengeti have taught us that it rarely conforms to those nice little maps you so often see. Our objective is always to have Serengeti Safari Camp in the best available position for the migration, it may not always be where it's "supposed" to be. Serengeti Safari Camp is open year round because there is always some element of the migration to see as it moves throughout the Serengeti National Park, changing location to follow the movements of the migration (it will not move during your stay). It's always important to remember that the herds can be unpredictable and their movements are always dictated by local weather patterns which are by their very nature changeable. Our camp movements are pre-planned in an effort to be within reach of the herds, but this cannot always be guaranteed. 

The Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

Rarely predictable, often surprising, always exciting. The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is our life blood.

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