October is a good time to see the wildebeest herds move back into the Serengeti.
October is a hot spring month in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, with average temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 28°C (82.4°F). October will be milder as the dry season draws to a close. Early thunder is also possible in the Masai Mara and Serengeti.
- Wildebeest Migration
The wildebeest herds are currently in the Masai Mara but will begin to migrate back into the Serengeti in the coming weeks, passing through Loliondo in the east.
- Predator encounters
Crocodiles and lions are among the predators encountered.
- River crossings
Wildebeest will once again come face to face with the flowing waters as they prepare to cross the Mara River on their route south.
- Accommodation options
The Masai Mara is the finest area to camp if you want to watch the wildebeest herds. A migration safari may be enjoyed at both the Kuria Hills in Lemala and Nomad's Lamai.