Safari The Great Migration

The Serengeti's Great Migration in one of the most fascinating wildlife phenomena in the world. About 1,500,000 Wildebeests, 400,000 gazelles, 200,000 zebras walk hundreds of kilometres each day, seeking the green plains to graze, while following the rain patterns in Tanzania's Serengeti and the Masai Mara in Kenya.

During this movement, many predators are on the lookout. This annual journey is treacherous and is full of very emotional moments. Corto has chosen to share with you two of these great moments around the animals.

The Births - between January and May

Every year, between January and May, the impressive mass of the Wildebeests and other herbivores gathers in the South-East of the Serengeti Plains, called by a very powerful animal instinct. It is during this time, and in a spirit of species conservation, that the females will give birth to their little ones, in group! This is to ensure the survival of the young ones, as they know the predators are there, ready to take any chance to snatch a young prey!

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The Mara River Crossing - between July and October

The Mara River flows between Kenya and Tanzania between the Serengeti and Masai Mara National Parks. It is a privileged location to observe the wildebeests and zebras migration. These Herbivores, stopped by the water and its predators waiting for them there, gather in huge groups of up to 10,000 animals before getting in the water and crossing over. The wildlife concentration, the high activity of the predators (in particular lions, crocodiles, leopards and hyenas) et the spectacular crossings create an amazing stage where the fight for survival is very real.

This is visible between the months of June and November, when the Wildebeests move North towards the green plains of Kenya, and then come back down South.

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The Tingitana Migration Camps

To follow this natural phenomenon, Tingitana has decided, in addition to its permanent Camp located in Seronera, central Serengeti, to establish a semi-permanent Camp between January and May in the South-East of the Serengeti - the Masai plains near the Gols Mountains; and another one between June and November in the Northern Serengeti, near the Mara River.

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