The best time to visit the Serengeti

31 March 2016

Due to the migration of millions of wildebeests, the location of your stay in Serengeti is very important. The wildebeests are constantly moving. Overall, we can estimate very well where the animals are.

The Serengeti is a huge area. And wouldn’t want to lose time driving around in areas without animals, right? We therefore focus our safaris and accommodations mainly on the locations of the migration. Our own Green Camp in Serengeti National Park is moving with the migration. Because of this, you’re always in the best place.

January & February
The herds are in the southern plains. The calves are born during these months. A fantastic time to go!
March to May
The wildebeests are fierce and head west. The short rainy period ensures the growth of beautiful flowers and plants.
The animals migrate from the west to the north. This is a great time to be in the Serengeti. There is a good chance that you’ll see the herds crossing the rivers.
The animals live scattered and migrate to the north of the park.
August to October
You’ll find the wildebeests scattered across the grass landscape in the north. Even now, there’s a good chance that you’ll see them crossing the river. This is a fantastic period for your safari at the Mara river as there are few visitors.
November to mid December
The wildebeests migrate south and are often scattered. It is more difficult to estimate where the animals are in these months, but it is a nice and quiet period.
Mid December to mid January
The wildebeests arrive in the south again.

If you are looking for a beautiful location in Serengeti National Park close to the Mara River (North), Grumeti River (Central) or Nabi Hills (Southern), check out our unique Green Camps Kogatende, Banagi and Naabi respectively.