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February 11, 2019 by SED ADVENTURES TOURS AND SAFARIS
If you are looking for Serengeti migration safari, at that point, you have come to the right place. SED Adventures provides the best Serengeti migration safari tour. Look no further. This post is all about the WHAT, the WHY, and the WHERE of the Serengeti. The word “Serengeti” quite literally means “endless plains” or “the place that rolls on forever,” in local Maasai language.
There are many Serengeti migration safari lodges and camps dotted around the Serengeti in Tanzania that offer incredible luxury albeit in the middle of the remote African bushveld. It’s all about location when it comes to a Serengeti migration safari. The best lodges and camps are usually close to migration ‘hotspots’, those areas where the wildebeest, zebra, and predators tend to congregate. Historical data and research is part of determining where the action will take place, so you don’t miss a moment of this incredible feat of nature.
Wildlife numbers dropped precipitously until the British ended hunting in a large portion of the area, which would become the Serengeti National Park. The size of Northern Ireland, this park now teems with over 2 million ungulates—wildebeest, gazelles, zebra, and innumerable other species. In 1981, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Each experienced driver-guide knows every nook and cranny of this park and will provide you with much-needed context along the way. To give you a general sense of the region and all of its parts before you arrive, here’s a look at the main regions of the Serengeti: Central (Seronera), Western Corridor, Northern, and Southern.
Central (Seronera) Serengeti
If you just had one choice for where to expand your chance of seeing the most amount of wildlife in the least amount of time, better travel to Seronera. Even if you will probably find several other outfitters around there, this is considered the central heartbeat for the Serengeti. The Seronera River has one of the highest densities of leopards on the planet.
Western Corridor and Grumeti
Turn your Serengeti dial west and you reach the Western Corridor and the infamous Grumeti River, a standout amongst the most dramatic river crossings for the millions of wildebeest that migrate endlessly in search of grasslands and water. The Great Migration makes its way to the Western Corridor late-May through June, and it is here where you will see wildebeest threading past lions and leopards and Nile crocodiles—some over 20 feet long (6.5m)!
By the beginning of July, the migration makes its way north to the upper, lesser-visited reaches of the park, where most of the animals will remain until September. Here you will find more woodlands and hills, along with the main highlight, the Mara River. During this period, wildebeest will cross the river several times, and, like the Grumeti River, these passages can be deadly.
Southern Serengeti comprises short-grass plains, and it’s technically where the Serengeti migration starts. Wildebeests start to grow and assemble in number in the south, in regions around Lake Ndutu, shared by both the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.
The Serengeti migration safari isn’t only some temporary dreamscape, however a real one, an ecosystem thriving off its millions of animals, its migrations, and its predator and prey drama. It is all one seething mass of life and beauty, and to better understand these various pockets before arriving will give you an advantage. For more details about the best Serengeti migration safari tour, kindly visit our site and contact us at +255-754-831-849 or +255-763-784-686.