Wildebeests (and gazelles and zebras, oh my!) migrate because they are seeking fresh grazing and better quality water. But the timing of migrations vary widely and it is not possible to precisely predict as no two years are ever the same -- although every effort is taken to maximize the opportunity. Still, the land is never entirely quiet as the Serengeti always offers exciting and unrivaled game-viewing in Africa. Lions, buffalo, elephants, cheetahs, giraffes, spotted hyenas, insectivorous aardwolves, ostriches, marabou storks, eland antelopes, topi antelopes, hartebeests, impalas, porcupines, bat-eared foxes, hares, lizards, colobus monkeys, serval cats, all three of Africa’s jackal species and over one hundred varieties of the dung beetle – these are just some of the millions of animals that populate the rich grounds of the Serengeti.
Whether witnessing the herd of your gaming safari or tracing their steps amid other majestic wildlife, the power of the Serengeti is not to be missed!
Explore the Serengeti on our Golden Trails of East Africa itinerary.