Great Wildebeest Migration

Guide to the Great Wildebeest Migration in December


The circle of life

By December, the great herds have reached the southern Serengeti where a blanket of fresh grass has now covered the plains once again. The survivors have successfully completed the Great Migration circuit, and are being rewarded with a feast of new shoots to enjoy. As the grazing commences, however, the predators reveal themselves, and so the circle of life begins once again. 

Soon, the herds will begin calving once again, the plains will become depleted and the Great Migration will kick off with a fresh new set of dramatic encounters in one of the most jaw-dropping wildlife phenomena on the planet.


Conservation Initiatives

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Where to stay

Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp

From December through to April, Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp relocates to the southern Serengeti following the herds of the great wildebeest migration, to the lush green pastures where calving season will commence once again. Traditional fold-away canvas safari tents and open-air sitting areas provide uninterrupted views over the newly green savannah plains of the south, offering guests outstanding views of the action, with game drives and guided walks taking you even closer to herds.

Nasikia Mobile Camp

Between 10 – 12 mobile luxury tents make up Nasikia Mobile Camp which moves seasonally depending on the location of the great wildebeest migration. From the beginning of December until the end of March, the camp is located in a small marsh in the Ndutu region within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This puts guests in the heart of the migration as they gather once again in the south to feed on the nutritious new green shoots in preparation for calving season to begin.

Serian’s Serengeti South

Operating from December to May, Serian’s Serengeti is a mobile camp set up in an absolutely prime position to witness the birthing season of the great wildebeest migration. Located on the southernmost extreme region of the grassy plains of the Serengeti, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the six intimate tents offer a view over the wildebeest calving grounds. Serian’s is also very close to the Seketeti Escarpment – a 3,000 foot drop to Lake Eyasi – which is used as a fly camping spot for the more adventurous!

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