- Natural Wonders Type
- More than Full Day Time to Spend
Read about how we rank Things to Do.
The primary reason to visit Serengeti National Park is to witness The Great Migration. Considered one of the world's largest animal migrations, The Great Migration involves more than one million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and a variety of other animals traversing the Serengeti annually in search of food and breeding grounds. From December to June (the Serengeti's wet season), the animals head south to Naabi Hill and Southern Serengeti. As temperatures rise and the dry season sets in, the herd travels through the Seronera River Valley and the Western Corridor before crossing the Grumeti River and moving north to the Lobo Valley and Bologonja Springs. After several months of grazing in greener pastures, the hoofed menagerie turns around and starts the process over again.
Keep in mind the animals' whereabouts when booking Serengeti accommodations. If you're visiting in the winter, stay in the southern plains, and between July and November, set up camp in Central Serengeti, the Western Corridor or Northern Serengeti.
While tracking The Great Migration is not a science, most safari operators will have a general idea of where the animals are at any given time. Just make sure your guide knows that you want to see the herd so that the itinerary can be changed accordingly. You can also drive through the park to see the animals from the comfort of your own vehicle. To learn more about this free natural phenomemon, visit Serengeti National Park's website.
- Thing to Do