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Great herds were seen on the Kusini Plains

15 Feb 2019 from Fred Shirima Photography

The great herds were seen on the Kusini Plains heading towards the woodlands in the southern end of the ecosystem. 

- Image by Fred Shirima Photography

Intense cheetah hunt on the Ndutu Plains

14 Feb 2019 from Bobby-Jo Photography

Bobby-Jo Photography captured an intense cheetah hunt on the Ndutu Plains. The young male caught a newborn wildebeest calf - it was quite confronting as the young calf struggled for its life. Very emotional morning, but nature as it is! 

- Image by Bobby-Jo Photography

Olivia Wright spotted a lion pride and wildebeest newly-borns in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

13 Feb 2019 from Olivia Wright

Olivia Wright spotted a lion pride and a wildebeest newly-born in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

With the promise of short rains, the young wildebeest are almost guaranteed fresh and constant grass all the way into the central parts of the Serengeti. 

With thousands of baby wildebeest running around it is much easier for a mother lion, cheetah or leopard to find a meal for their hungry cubs as well as give them the opportunity to learn how to hunt for themselves by practicing on young calves before they have to go out and fend for themselves! Young cubs learn valuable lessons during this time which is crucial to their success. 

- Image by Olivia Wright
- Image by Olivia Wright
- Image by Olivia Wright
- Image by Olivia Wright

February, now the calving season is in full swing, with thousands of wildebeest and zebra being born

12 Feb 2019 from Nasikia Camps

February; now the calving season is in full swing, with thousands of wildebeest and zebra being born every day!

Be prepared for some heart-ache as the predators move quickly onto the newborn calves for their annual feast. Mother Nature is revealing what the circle of life means in full gore and vigour. Safari guide Mohamed captured a newly born wildebeest on the southern plains of the Serengeti. 

- Image by Mohamed Hassan

Safari guide spotted predators such as cheetah and wild dogs during their game drive

10 Feb 2019 from Serengeti Nomad

Serengeti Nomad safari guide spotted predators such as cheetah and wild dogs during their game drive from Gibbs farm to the Ndutu area. 

When they reached the Maswa Game Reserve, the Maswa plains were packed with lots of wildebeest heading towards the southern part of Makao.

- Image by Serengeti Nomad
- Image by Serengeti Nomad
- Image by Serengeti Nomad
- Image by Serengeti Nomad

The calving season is in full swing in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

09 Feb 2019 from Serengeti Nomad

The calving season is in full swing in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area!

The guides spotted about 50 newly-borns and over the next few months, 500,000 calves will begin their life in the Serengeti. 

- Image by Serengeti Nomad

Cpt. Bucks Cassim captured a large herd from the bird’s eye in the southern Serengeti Airstrip

08 Feb 2019 from Coastal Aviation

Pilot Bucks Cassim captured a large herd from the bird's eye in the southern Serengeti Airstrip. 

As we’re into February, an incredible 80% of wildebeest females intuitively give birth

06 Feb 2019 from Elia Edward

In February, an incredible 80% of wildebeest females intuitively give birth within a period of two to three week, before the great migration commences. The synchronisation reduces the possibility of tender wildebeest calves becoming easy prey. 

Safari freelance Elia Edward captured a small herd of wobbly wildebeest babies in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during his game drive.

- Image by HerdTracker

February is the only time of year when you are almost guaranteed to see the big herds all together

05 Feb 2019 from Coastal Aviation

 February is the only time of year when you are almost guaranteed to see the big herds all together as they always come south for calving season. The great migration was captured 10nm north of the Ndutu airstrip.

- Image by Lucas Assenga

The good grazing of the southern Serengeti, Ndutu and Ngorongoro Conservation areas

03 Feb 2019 from Fred Shirima Photography

The good grazing of the southern Serengeti, Ndutu and Ngorongoro Conservation areas means the herds remain in the far south. 

The great herds were spotted around the Miti Mitatu area.  

- Image by Fred Shirima Photography
- Image by Fred Shirima Photography
- Image by Fred Shirima Photography
- Image by Fred Shirima Photography
 

Lodges closest to the herd right now

Game Drive at Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park

1 km

from herd

Lemala Ndutu

$ 556

per person per night

Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and March.

9 suite tents of a very high specification are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migrating herds of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra begin to arrive in December and begin calving in February.

The camp is situated inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, near the border of Southern Serengeti, in what is perhaps the finest location in the whole of Ndutu because of its shady umbrella acacia trees and grass cover which reduces dust considerably and also attracts grazers. The camp offers fantastic views of the marsh whose permanent fresh waters attract an abundance of game including predators. The camp enjoys regular visits from resident wildlife ranging from lions, leopards,cheetahs and hyenas to elephant and giraffe. Lion hunts close to the camp are not uncommon.

Discover Africa Safaris

1 km

from herd

Legendary Serengeti Camp

$ 665

per person per night

Explore a rich landscape of inky blue skies, burnt orange sunsets and the soft neutrals of the African savannah. Bordering the game rich Lamai Triangle, twelve mobile luxury tents are hidden under the deep shade of acacia canopies.  

This camp moves north, west and south throught the year offering guests a front row seat to the migration, the procession of more than two million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle as they wander across the vast grass plains.

Discover Africa Safaris

2 km

from herd

Woodlands Camp

Price on Request

Tucked within a grassy corridor that links the Lake Ndutu area with the Moru Kopjes and Hidden Valley is the seasonal Woodlands Camp. During the calving season, this area is teaming with wildebeest as hundreds of thousands of pregnant females converge to give birth. While most properties are compacted in a central location, Woodlands Camp is slightly removed from the main tourist venue, allowing for more privacy without sacrificing access to this awe-inspiring event.

The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania

3 km

from herd

Olakira Mobile Camp

$ 759

per person per night

Like the wildebeest that are the stars of the Serengeti Annual Migration, the Olakira camp is a wanderer; a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure you have a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth.

Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp. Whether it’s at the river crossings of the northern Serengeti, the breath-taking scenery of the Lamai Wedge, or on the great grassy plains of the south, the intimate Olakira camp ensures the best of the Serengeti is always right on your doorstep.

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3 km

from herd

Chaka Camp

279

per person per night

Chaka Camp, is a mobile Serengeti safari camp designed to be lightweight enough to move seasonally, is located in the Ndutu area from December through March. The camp relocates to Western Serengeti from May through June, and again to Northern Serengeti from July through November.

From December through March, the wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu area. Ndutu is located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of Serengeti National Park. Chaka Camp’s location provides easy access to prime game viewing areas around Lakes Ndutu and Masek. In addition to the almost two million wildebeest and zebra that move through the area each year, Ndutu is home to cheetah, lion, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. During February’s calving season, the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 babies a day.

From May through June, Chaka Camp relocates to Western Serengeti. The wildebeest migration is generally in this area during this time, and crossings over the Grumeti River are sometimes seen in this area. Access to Central Serengeti is also possible from this area as the drive is only two hours.

From July through November, Chaka Camp is located in Northern Serengeti. The camp is close to the Mara River, allowing easy access to several river crossing points in the area. During this time of year, the wildebeest migration is crossing the Mara River back and forth from Tanzania to Kenya. River crossings are common with crocodiles, hippos and large cats scattered throughout the area.

Follow the link the see the best time to visit Serengeti or visit our HerdTracker app.