Around the same time each year, the great wildebeest migration takes place in the southern Serengeti in Tanzania. This migration is a natural phenomenon of 3 million plains game. This spectacular phenomenon is known as the Greatest Show on Earth.
Guests who visit can’t believe their eyes. At its peak, half a million wildebeest arrive virtually overnight. They start around May in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the southern Serengeti in Tanzania and move up north towards Kenya. These photos were taken recently at the Singita Grumeti Game Reserve. The plains of Sasakwa and Nyati were overrun by close to 100,000 wildebeest.
Visitors will often see a range of mammals including lions, gazelles, zebras, and buffalos. The Serengeti is particularly knows for it’s large lion population. It is also home to leopards, hyenas, African buffalo, cheetahs, wild dogs and elephants.
Vast regions of protected areas of national parks, conservation areas, and game reserves present landscapes that are extremely diverse, including forests, swamps, grasslands and woodlands.
In recent years, migration has taken place early and it is thought to be due to the dry weather experienced in the southern and central Serengeti. The herds have been forced to travel two months ahead of schedule, in order to find fresh grazing – a clear sign of their agility in reacting to environmental conditions.
The experience the Great Migration of Serengeti is surely one of the most unforgettable experiences of any African travel experience. There are a variety of reserves to choose from. These photos from a recent migration show that Singita Grumeti would be a great choice.
Here you can find more information on Singita Grumeti and it’s Lodges.