Track the Great Migration with our monthly predictions
PRESS PLAY or SELECT A MONTH in the timeline below to see our monthly predictions for the annual Great Migration. These predictions will ensure that you're in the right place at the right time to witness this natural world wonder.
January is a tough month to predict. There’s a lot of movement from north to south as the herds await the first Serengeti rains.
The wildebeest herds usually gather on the eastern side of the Serengeti in January, anywhere between Lobo and Naabi Hill.
The first rains on the southern plains trigger a quick move south to Ndutu.
We spend a lot of time gathering relevant data to keep your east Africa migration safari authentic. We are proud to be the first safari company to provide you with this information, based on firsthand experience and affiliate partners. Meet our Great Migration informants:
Our affiliate camps and game rangers
You, our clients
Our guests provide us with live feedback on their trip, which helps to validate the authenticity of our project. This contribution to our database is invaluable.
We would like to thank everyone who is involved in providing us with continual and relevant data that has made Herdtracker such a great success.
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.
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
Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us crossings, we did manage to see the herds cross on the Serengeti side and again on the Masai Mara side, it felt good that they had this covered! Thanks Carel, we see you next year – Jates and Hil
Jates and Hil Oettle from South Africa visited Serengeti and Masai Mara - August 2013
What an incredible experience, we knew that people really want to see the river crossings, but Carel convinced us to travel during end January early February this year, we arrived on the plains at Ndutu almost as the herds arrived so we could not have timed it better - so much interaction and it is impossible to comprehend without seeing it for yourself – we will see you again – Thanks so much, Chris
Chris Ahlgren from USA visited Serengeti - 2014
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.
Every great wildebeest migration update is tweeted by @HerdTracker.
The twitter account is run by Conrad, the world's first tweeting wildebeest (Conrad's name is taken from the latin name for his species -- Connochaetes).
Apart from tweeting real-time updates of the herd's movements across the Serengeti (on behalf of the HerdTracker team) Conrad also tells what it's like to be a young, curious and braver-than-the-rest wildebeest making his way across the plains of the Serengeti on the annual great wildebeest migration.