Article by discoverafrica
26 Apr' 2019

HerdTracker, a web application developed by Discover Africa in 2014, was launched to track the movement of the wildebeest migration in real-time. The web application has afforded wildlife enthusiasts and travellers the unique opportunity to explore the migration with accurate information based on the location of the migratory herds.

This stroke of mastery has afforded wildlife enthusiasts and travellers the unique opportunity to explore the revered migration with real-time information based on the location of the migratory herds. The enormity of tracking such a prolific wildlife event takes a collaborative effort and we value the contribution from our partners.


Using the app assists in eliminating the guesswork of where and when the best place and time is to view the migration. HerdTracker is the first of its kind to use crowd-sourced migration movement data to determine the best areas and the right lodges to visit for an exclusive migration safari, and being in the right regions of the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem is the first step.

The success of HerdTracker is not possible without the valued contribution from all the contributors who share updates when sighting the herds. Included in the update is a location pin to help make HerdTracker as accurate as possible.

Updates from Stancey Stricklin

21 April 2019

The plains are at their most beautiful, vivid with wildflowers and teeming game!


This is an ideal time for photographic safari as the quality of the light is magical. However, the short grasses of the south cannot sustain the vast herds, and they are moving northwards and westwards.

From April to June, the Serengeti is the theatre for one of the most impressive wildlife shows on earth. Hundreds of thousands of plains game are moving towards the Seronera, the Grumeti River. This spectacular moving feast is trailed by predators; lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena.


The Seronera area of the Serengeti comprises open plains dotted with attractive kopjes. There's plenty of resident game with relaxed predators as well as the migrating herds coming through in April and May. Given in the Seronera's Central position, you can stay here and still travel south as well as north to the Western Corridor. However, this advantage means that the Seronera rains busy throughout most of the migration.

Updates from Fadhili Mlema

22 Apr 2019

We highly recommend April as one of the most consistent times to see the herds. This is when they slowly get going as the newborn calves and foals get mobile.


Fadhili Mlema captured the wildebeest enjoying a shade of an African tree in the Serengeti as they continue their northward journey.

Updates from Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps

23 Apr 2019

Be part of the best-kept wildlife secret in Kenya; the Loita migration. The whole world has heard of the Great Wildebeest Migration of the Serengeti, but very few know about the Loita migration.

The Loita migration is concentrated around the Loita plains that lie just north of the Masai Mara. The Loita wildebeest traverse between the Ol Kinyei, Naboisho and the Olare Motorogi Conservancy.

Safari guide John Nkaate witnessed the herds in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, as the wildebeest calves accompany their mothers down to the west! So what are the differences between the two migrations and do they ever meet? Find out here!

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Updates from Alex Walker’s Serian  

24 Apr 2019


Serian Camp guests witnessed a storm rolling just in front of the camp. With the heavy rains that have been pouring, the Mara river is filling up and this is the beginning of Kenya's long rain that was needed.

Updates from Ndutu Safari Lodge  

24 Apr 2019


It has been heavily raining on the Ndutu Region for the past three days! This is a spectacular time to be here with all the resident predators in action and the migration coming back towards the Ndutu Plains.

Updates from Nasikia Camps

25 Apr 2019

Ehlane Plains Camp guest Jennifer captured the herds feasting on the fresh grass in front of the camp.


The wealth and diversity of wildlife in this area of the Serengeti, guests are rewarded with year-round game viewing. Morning and afternoon drives are augmented by guided walks and hot-air balloon safaris while inter-connecting tents mean that families with children can easily be accommodated at Ehlane and there are guides available for private family safaris.

Updates from Ndutu Safari Lodge

25 Apr 2019

The wildebeest migration is back in full force on the Ndutu Region!


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