Great Wildebeest Migration

Guide to the Great Wildebeest Migration in April


Follow the thunder to the Western Corridor

April is a wet month, with the heavy, long rains having set in. The grassy plains in the south have been exhausted by the herds, and movement towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti is in full, albeit slow, swing. Huge columns of wildebeest, zebra and antelope can be seen streaming from the south through the Moru Kopjes in central Serengeti, making their way to the Western Corridor. 

If you’re not afraid of the heavy rains, and potentially very slippery roads, April is a good time to join the herds following the rumbles of thunder northwards. They’re still moving slowly with newborn and young calves in tow and a whole host of predators lurking in the shadows.


Photographic Safari

It’s no surprise that keen photographers typically make up the majority of travelers visiting East Africa for the great wildebeest migration. After all, who wouldn’t want to capture indelible memories of the “Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth” to relive forever? Specialised photography safari tours are a unique and great way for budding photographers of all levels to capture the essence of the spectacle with their cameras. And these opportunities are not just limited to the day – at night, with virtually no light interference, the skies come alive with striking constellations that make for mind-blowing images.

Where to stay

Private deck with plunge pool at Lemala Nanyukie

Lemala Nanyukie

Located in the renowned Seronera area, which lies in the path of the great wildebeest migration between April and June, and then again from November to January, Lemala Nanyukie is in a region well known for its big concentrations of predators. Shaded by ancient acacia trees, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Serengeti’s grassy savannah plains, the camp blends seamlessly with the environment, elegantly blending contemporary and traditional aesthetics.

Exterior view of the tented suites at andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti Under Canvas

With just the canvas walls of your moveable tent separating you from the spectacles of the Serengeti and the Great Migration, &Beyond’s Serengeti Under Canvas is an intimate and exclusive mobile camping experience. Moving five times a year, anticipating the movement of the herds, the nine luxury tents aim to bring guests as close to the wildebeest action as possible while still maintaining a level of spectacular comfort and elegance in the heart of the African bush.

Interior of luxury tented suite at One Nature Nyaruswiga in the Serengeti

One Nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti Safari Camp

Embraced by the breathtaking Nyaruswiga Hills in the heart of the Central Serengeti, One Nature Nyaruswiga is an eco-luxury camp that blends in beautifully with the surrounding pristine woodlands. Overlooking open savannah and endless plains, the 14 safari tents are an idyllic base for exploring the surrounds and providing a magical backdrop to the migrating animals as they pass through the plains year after year. Because of its central location, Nyaruswiga Hills is a good base with short drives either east or west to see the herds.

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