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The migratory herds are heading towards the short grass of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

18 Dec 2018 from Ndutu Safari Lodge

The migratory herds are heading towards the short grass of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and will arrive in the Ndutu Safari Lodge in the next few days. 

For the past 10-12 years, the wildebeest herds have settled in and around the Lakes Ndutu and Masek. This area is lush in February and an ideal location for wildebeest to give birth to offspring. Expect scenes of delight (newborns finding their feet) and horror (predators arrive to prey on the young). 

- Image by Ndutu Safari Lodge

Great Wildebeest Migration in the Western Serengeti

12 Dec 2018 from Kiprotich Jona Cheres

Kiprotich Jona Cheres captured the herds on the Western Serengeti plains close to the Kirawira Serena Camp

- Image by HerdTracker

About four days back, the wildebeest were seen in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti

11 Dec 2018 from GoExplore Safaris

About four days back, the wildebeest were seen in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park, close to the Grumeti Camps including the &Beyond Grumeti Tented CampGrumeti Serengeti and Singita Explore

For the past few months, the herds have been moving through the area. 

- Image by GoExplore Safaris
- Image by GoExplore Safaris
- Image by GoExplore Safaris
- Image by GoExplore Safaris

Looking like ants in the distance

09 Dec 2018 from Ross Couper

There is still a great presence of the wildebeest in the Grumeti Reserve. Ross Couper spotted the herds during his game drive on the Serengeti plains. 

- Image by Ross Couper

The herds were seen making their way to the Grumeti Reserve in the Western Serengeti National Park

08 Dec 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The herds were seen making their way to the Grumeti Reserve in the Western Serengeti National Park.

Some of the wildebeest have settled into the Moru Kopjes on their long trek to the Southern Serengeti short grass for the calving season. 

- Image by HerdTracker

The herds were spotted on the border of Tanzania

06 Dec 2018 from Judy Godfrey

The herds were spotted on the border of Tanzania passing the Mara Serena in the Mara Triangle. 

Hot Air Balloon Over the Wildebeest Migration

05 Dec 2018 from Niamh Mc Namara

There are some things that just have to be done in a lifetime and hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara wildebeest migration is one of them. There is little that can match the aesthetic appeal of a huge colourful balloon rising like an airborne out of the pre-dawn darkness into the first rays of the sun. 

Niamh captured the herds in the Masai Mara heading towards the Serengeti during her hot air balloon safaris. 

- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara
- Image by Niamh Mc Namara

Thousands of wildebeest are trooping back to Kirawira Plains

03 Dec 2018 from Serena Hotels

Thousands of wildebeest are trooping back to Kirawira Plains between Kirwawira Luxury Tented Camp and Grumeti Airstrip.  

It had been raining for the past two days and the area beyond Sundowner Hill is very wet

29 Nov 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

It had been raining for the past two days and the area beyond Sundowner Hill is very wet. 

A large herd was seen moving from the Nyasirori plains heading towards the Sundowner Hills. However. some herds were heading to the Grumeti Reserve. 

- Image by HerdTracker

Masai Mara is the northmost point of the great wildebeest migration

28 Nov 2018 from Elvis

Masai Mara is the northmost point of the great wildebeest migration. Over two million wildebeest migrate through Tanzania and Kenya in search of grazing opportunities.

During Elvis visit, the Mara River was dry - making it easy for the movement of the wildebeest. 

- Image by Elvis
- Image by Elvis
- Image by Elvis
 

Lodges closest to the herd right now

Discover Africa Safaris

0 km

from herd

Kirawira Serena Camp

Price on Request

Escape to the Africa of legend and myth with endless plains surrounding our luxury tented safari camp in the Serengeti. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of legendary hunters such as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, Kirawira Serena Camp welcomes you to a destination where unforgettable safari adventures are complemented by crisp, professional services and five-star amenities. As the finest and most exclusive of the Serena Group's safari venues, we offer an experience beyond compare surrounded by the majesty of Serengeti National Park's famous Western Corridor. 

Arranged in classically Edwardian style, Kirawira Serena Camp featured 25 beautifully appointed luxury tents with spectacular views of the plains. It also includes elegant dining tents featuring Edwardian-styled dining furniture and staff attired in the classical Colonial 'mess' uniform of white Swahili robes. In addition, there's a central meeting tent evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of chintz-covered chaise lounges, Persian rugs, antique escritoire, wind-up phonograms and leather-bound travelling cases. 

An abundance of discoveries awaits. Embark on action-packed game drives to see the Serengeti's Big Five. Witness the Greatest Wildlife show on Earth. the annual migration of over one million wildebeest, or view crocodiles in the Grumeti Reserve. Partake in Swahili lessons or a cooking class or indulge yourself with a message. Toast the end of another glorious day with sundowner cocktails and canapés in the bush. Then repair to the dining tent for a gourmet meal paired with world-class wines. 

Serengeti North Wilderness Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

3 km

from herd

Serengeti North Wilderness Camp

$ 340

per person per night

The location of the Serengeti North Wilderness Camp has been carefully selected in the Lamai Wedge, the northern-most corner of the Serengeti National Park.

This relatively isolated spot overlooks the Mara River and is just a few kilometres from one of the recognised ‘crossing points’ for the wildebeest migration. The great thing about Northern Serengeti is that it is nowhere near as densely populated as the Maasai Mara.

 

Cheetah Spotting at Sayari Camp, Serengeti

5 km

from herd

Sayari Camp

$ 753

per person per night

When Sayari Camp opened in 2005 it blazed a trail in Tanzania, allowing safari travellers to access one of the most dramatic and under-explored corners of the northern Serengeti. Today, this upmarket Serengeti lodge is one of the finest in Africa, offering luxurious lodgings in some of the best Big Five country on the continent.

The remote and starkly beautiful landscape forms the inspiration for Sayari, with the turret-shaped roofs on each of the 15 expansive tented suites mirroring the iconic Turner Hill to the north. Indoors, rich mahogany floors and delicate tones of sand, stone and acacia reflect the views washing in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

En-suite bathrooms, with spacious showers and egg-shaped baths large enough for two, offer similarly impressive Serengeti views. Fine linens and safari-chic décor offset the wilderness that lies just beyond the canvas walls, with king-size beds and private verandas to complete the world-class experience.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Exterior, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

6 km

from herd

Crater Lodge

$ 860

per person per night

Perched above cool, swirling mists on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sumptuous safari suites at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge offer breath-taking views. Inspired, in design, by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta, or homestead, this is without doubt one of the most spectacular lodges in Africa. 

Three separate and intimate camps totalling just 30 suites are reminiscent of a bygone era. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques, grand chandeliers and elegant African treasures. The bedroom, sitting room and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the magnificent Crater below. 

Beaded chandeliers hang above large gilt mirrors, while antiques, billowing raw silk curtains and leather-backed chairs blend harmoniously with African art elements.

A herd of wildebeest at  Serengeti NP, Tanzania, Game drive safari

9 km

from herd

Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp

$ 725

per person per night

Serengeti Safari Camp was the first of it’s kind. It was designed with a purpose in mind; to be in the best possible location to view the wildebeest migration as it covers hundreds of miles of the Serengeti National Park each year. So it should come as no surprise that it really hasn't changed much since it's early pioneering days.

For a few months of the year the migration is on our doorstep at Lamai Serengeti. But of course the wildebeest move and this is what our Serengeti Safari Camp is all about - understanding the Serengeti seasons and game movements and mirroring them.