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Wildebeest Migration Tour

Wildebeest Migration Tour Packages
Country: Tanzania
City: Serengeti
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wildlife Safaris

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The wildebeest migration across the Serengeti is a Natural Wonder of the World. Because the location of the migration varies depending on the time of year, the best places to stay change also. There is a range of different options from camping to 5-star luxury lodges.

The calving season begins in January. This coincides with the rain and lush new grass. The migration is lead by approximately 750,000 zebras. Around 1.2 million wildebeest follow them, along with a few hundred thousand antelopes.

In February, the wildebeest spend their time on the short grass plains and give birth to around 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period. The calves are born together to give them more chance of survival, as predators target the young but they cannot eat them all!

In May, the animals start to move north-west as the rains end. They tend to remain around the Grumeti River until late June.

The herd arrives at the Kenyan border late July or early August and they stay in the Mara for the rest of the dry season.

In early, November as the short rains start, the migration begins moving south again, heading for Ndutu's short grass plains, arriving in December to start the cycle anew.

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