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What to expect and where to stay for a December Serengeti migration safari

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December is a busy and wet month, but you can still track the herds in the Serengeti.

Weather and wildlife

Expect wet weather in December, as the short rains begin to fall in the Central Serengeti.

The wildebeest herds will move quicker now, as far south as possible, towards the Southern Plains which they usually reach within a couple of days.

Where to stay in December

If there’s been lots of rain in the northern Serengeti, then South of Lobo is the ideal place to see the wildebeest herds. Kleins Camp, Migration Camp and the Lobo Mobile Camps are all great migration safari accommodation choices in December.

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What to expect and where to stay each month of the year

Many people think that the great wildebeest migration only happens once a year, but the migration is in fact an all-year-round event -- with each time of year offering a unique widlife experience.

Select a month below to find out what each month offers in terms of weather, wildlife, migratory movements, predator interactions, river crossings and where the best place to stay is, to get the most out of your trip to see the great wildebeest migration.

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