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discoverafrica 11 July 2018

June and July are very important months in the Great Migration. As the long rains come to an end, the wildebeest begin moving more urgently towards the Masai Mara in Kenya. In their path is the Grumeti river; located in the Western Corridor in the Serengeti, Tanzania.

Teeming with hungry crocodiles, territorial hippos and shrewd predators, the Grumeti River becomes a major obstacle in the wildebeests’ path. Life is not easy. Mating has begun and the calves born in February and March are an easy target.

The Grumeti River crossing is by no means the end of the journey; the infamous Mara River still lies in their path, often considered the pinnacle of the migration.

Using our HerdTracker app and with the help of our trusted contributors, we’re able to track where the wildebeest and zebra herds are, so that you can plan ahead for your Great Migration safari.

Take a look at the action in July so far:

 

 
 
 

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Thank you to the following contributors:

Bonnie

Michelle L.

Serengeti Nomad (Nathan Losaru)

Mohammed Billow

Nasikia Camps  (Karim Saadum)

Elewana Collection

Pieter Roodt

George Tolchard

Feature image: André Velders, lodge Manager at Mbalageti Serengeti


 

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Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)

day 1

Welcome to Tanzania
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)

day 2 to 3

Experience Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)

day 4 to 5

Off to the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)

day 6 to 8

Capture the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)
  • Tanzania June/July 2019 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)

day 9

Departure

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Some related info

River Crossing seclusion in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti Plains

September is your last chance to see the epic Mara River crossings in the Serengeti or Masai Mara. Most of the herds have already crossed into the Masai Mara and one can experience Mara River crossings back and forth continuously. The two camps below are designed to allow maximum exposure to the Great Wildebeest Migration! However, they are best visited between July to September allowing…

Watch: The latest Great Migration updates

June and July are very important months in the Great Migration. As the long rains come to an end, the wildebeest begin moving more urgently towards the Masai Mara in Kenya. In their path is the Grumeti river; located in the Western Corridor in the Serengeti, Tanzania. Teeming with hungry crocodiles, territorial hippos and shrewd predators, the Grumeti River becomes a major obstacle in…

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