16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016

18 August 2016
Part of the Tanzania Safari Collection
Back to the Our Blog




It is #magic, it is #incredible, it is #indescribable. Its The Annual Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. The #awe-inspiring Maasai Mara is what safari dreams are made of – rolling #grasslands, wide open #savannah and rich in wonderful African wildlife. Witness the incredible annual wildebeest migration between July and October as over a million animals thunder across the plains in search of water and grazing. Spot #predators such as #lions, #hyenas, #jackals and #vultures as they closely follow the trek. Experience a magical hot-air balloon safari – Drift the #dawn over the magnificent plains of the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon. Then enjoy on a champagne breakfast in the bush at the landing site, before returning to camp on a game drive. Experience the WONDER with us! Book Your 2016 #Great #Migration #Safari Now! #wildebeest #wildebeestmigration #magical #masaimara #balloonsafari #wonders_of_the_world #gamedrive #wildlife #champagne #bushbreakfast #african #the_great_migration #spectacular #bucketlist #bucketlistadventuret

A post shared by Safari Episodes (@safari.episodes) on



Watch as Ben Fogle follows the wildebeest during the Great African Migration at 9pm on Channel 5.

A post shared by Imagine Travel (@imagine_travel) on







#ndutu #tanzania #serengeti #nomadtanzania #wildebeestmigration #wildebeest

A post shared by Kristy Bowling (@bowlingkristy) on



#lioness #serengetisafaricamp #serengeti #tanzania #nomadtanzania #wildebeest #wildebeestmigration

A post shared by Kristy Bowling (@bowlingkristy) on




Some related info

Why return visitors prefer Tanzania’s Southern Circuit

The stunning country of Tanzania offers more than its fair share of safari experiences. From the grass plains of the Serengeti, to the tropical islands off the coast, Tanzania seems to have it all. While the Great Migration remains the biggest drawcard for an African safari there is another, less-visited group of parks in this astonishing country that are worth consideration. The…

Where is the great migration in July?

The migration has been a little erratic this year, due to the above-average rainfall during the wet season, and predicting where the herds will be is not an exact science.  Having said that, early July sees a lot of herds in the Grumeti Reserve, with the balance in the western region of the Serengeti. July is normally the time when the rut starts so you can expect the herds to be very…

Lodge of The Month [August] | Lemala Mara Tented Camp

Located 45 minutes from the great Mara River and Lamai triangle where the great wonder of the wildebeest migration. Here, in this immense remote wilderness, almost double the size of the Masai Mara, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, but nothing…

Lemala 2019 1st and last night FREE special

Book at any Lemala lodge or camp for four, eight or seven nights and you'll get an extra night free. Valid for booking and travel throughout 2019. Here's your chance to get the best out of your Tanzania safari!   Terms and Conditions: * Available using any combination of Lemala camp, lodge with NO Minimum night stay requirement and is based on accommodation only. * FOC night for the…

Luxury Lodge of the Week: Elewana Collection’s Tarangire Treetops

If you’re looking for safari accommodation that blends serenity with service, luxury with laid-back flair, then a visit to Tarangire Treetops in Tanzania is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Located within the prestigious Tarangire National Park, Elewana Collection’s Tarangire Treetop lodge is a short drive from Arusha’s main airport. This is ‘glamping’ at it’s finest; with stilted rooms…

How to prepare for Kilimanjaro

If you really look at it, Kilimanjaro is a multi-day hike at altitude, although it remains challenging and shouldn't be underestimated. To get fit for Kilimanjaro on your Tanzania safari, the best preparation is to walk and hike and then do it all over again. You need to remember that hiking at high altitude is strenuous, so the more preparation you do before, the easier it will be on the…