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

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July marks the start of the Mara River crossings as well as mating season in the Serengeti.

  • Weather

July is another nice winter month in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, with average temperatures ranging from 13°C (55.4°F) to 25°C (77°F).

  • Wildebeest Migration

In pursuit of water and greener grass, herds of wildebeests began to migrate quicker.

  • Encounters with predators

Expect predatory encounters, such as with crocodiles.

  • River crossings

the Grumeti and Mara Rivers are both crossed.

  • Accommodation options

If you want to see early river crossings, the Grumeti River is a fantastic site to come in July. However, due to the limited number of rooms available, we strongly recommend that you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our Recommended Migration Safaris

The herds are moving constantly, and therefore we recommend you look at one of these itineraries and decide what you would like to see and do on your trip. Then contact us so that we can customise it based on the migration seasonality

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari (Luxury)

These mass ungulate herds cross plains and rivers as the season's change and rain-ripened grass are depleted in their area, forcing them to move on to the next.

HerdTracker August to October 2021 Wildebeest Migration safari (Value-for-money)

This is the stage on which the greatest wildlife show on earth and plays out, as it is by far the greatest mass movement of land mammals on the entire globe.

June to July Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania with Herdtracker (9 days)

If the great migration is on your travel bucket list, then this memorable safari in Tanzania is ideal for you.

Tanzania Great Migration June/July 2021 safari (Luxury)

HerdTracker invites you to join them on a migration safari in Tanzania's Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari (11 days)

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and the Ngorogoro Crater

HerdTracker Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Adventure (7 days)

Experience the wildebeest migration in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park with HerdTracker

Recommended Lodges

Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Serengeti NP, Tanzania

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserve in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. The view from the lodge’s…

Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Serengeti, Tanzania

Singita Sabora Tented Camp is situated in an untouched wilderness area of Grumeti Reserve, spanning over 350,000 acres in northern Tanzania. The…

Singita Mara

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Singita Mara River Tented Camp is the epitome of sustainable tourism and consciously seeks to eliminate the unnecessary use of energy and…

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Wildebeest jumping into the Mara River

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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Planning a trip to see the wildebeest migration, but not sure when or where to go?

Find out where the herd will be, and what to expect each month of the year, using our migration map with monthly predictions.

Our experts predict how the wildebeest migration will move based on previous years migratory patterns and real time updates received from pilots, rangers and safari guides in the Serengeti.

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Find out where the wildebeest migration is right now with HerdTracker

HerdTracker is a real time Google map showing weekly updates of the wildebeest migration's precise location.

The updates are accurate, sourced weekly from pilots who fly over the Serengeti, safari guides on the ground, Tanzania National Parks Authority rangers and lodges in the Masai Mara in Kenya.

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