Best time For the Great Migration in Serengeti


Serengeti is very famous for the great migration of wildebeest, and Big Five animals, and a great park for flora and fauna.

The best time to visit Serengeti is late January and February for the calving season and from June till September for the Wildebeest Migration and a great classic safari. Here are the most popular and touristy months for visiting Serengeti and being close to Africa and wild nature. The less crowded and cheaper period is from November to May, known as the Green Season.

June to September

The best time to visit Serengeti for the Great Wildebeest Migration is from June to September.
During these months you might be able to catch the herds crossing the Grumeti River or Mara River.

Late January to February

The best time to visit Serengeti for calving or baby animals
For someone who finds the wildebeest calving period fascinating and jumps at the chance of unprecedented predator action sightings, then late January-February would be the ideal time for a Serengeti safari.

November to May

The best time to visit Serengeti on a budget is during, Green season
For a traveler looking to visit the Serengeti on a smaller budget, taking advantage of the wet season in the Serengeti from
November-May would usher in the best deals and discounts. This time of year is also the best for travelers that prefer to avoid large crowds, especially in April and May.

November to April

The best time to visit Serengeti for migrating bird species
Experienced birdwatchers would find November-April the best time of year to visit the Serengeti as European and North African migratory bird species make this landscape their winter home.
Additionally, this is how the weather in the Serengeti National Park is normally classified as follows:

Dry season: from late June to October, this time of year is also known as peak season and is considered the best time to visit the Serengeti

Wet season: November – May

Short rains: November to December

Long rains: March to May

Peak tourist seasons:
January to February (calving or birthing season)
June to October (classic safari)

The dry season (June-October) is considered to be the best time to visit Serengeti National Park because the Serengeti’s rainy periods often make road conditions very poor and restrict access to the plains filled with wildebeest herds.

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