Instinct drives the herds from their birthing grounds to find fertile lands in the Mara to feed. The migration can be seen every month of the year, starting with the calving season in the southern Serengeti from January to March. After they’ve given birth, the herds move north through the Serengeti, eventually arriving at the banks of the Mara River, swollen by the floods of the rains and teeming with the crocodile. The herds must cross to find fresh grazing, and they plunge into the river by the thousands. Those that survive the crossing must stay alert enough to avoid the big cats lurking on the far side. At some point, the grasses will be exhausted and as birth time once again approaches, the herds will wander back south. If you would like to see the migration, you need to plan your safari to be in the right places at the right times.
Overnight: Nasikia Camp