Migration Highlight

The Great Migration Tours and Travels

About The Great Migration

The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the pounding of more than 6 million hooves. From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara over 1 million wildebeest, 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle and some 200,000 zebra, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.

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The precise timing of this incredible event is hard to predict, as the path of the Wildebeest migration is dependant on rain. The animals follow the path of the rain in order to feed off the new grass whilst also being close to a good water supply.

From December to February the Wildebeest smell rain and congregate in the Serengeti Region. In the Serengeti an estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period early each year - usually between late January and mid-March. From March to May/June, the Wildebeest migration moves North following the rain, to the Lake Victoria region. From July to August the Wildebeest migration heads east to the Masai Mara in Kenya, returning South across the Tanzanian border around November.

The Great Migration Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to The Great Migration. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to The Great Migration on a bespoke touring itinerary to Kenya, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa Iconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days FROM $3,025
Leopard in the shade | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Kenya Up Close

8 days FROM $5,195
Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days FROM $2,335
Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

12 days FROM $10,769
Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days FROM $7,635
Mountain Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days FROM $1,615
Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Over Land, Under Stars

East Africa Encompassed

16 days FROM $2,960
Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days FROM $2,785
Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days FROM $3,775
Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days FROM $3,505
Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days FROM $4,405
Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days FROM $5,035
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