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Serengeti Wildebeest Migration route map

The below maps show the migratory path of the Serengeti Wildebeest and Burchell's Zebra. Click on each map to get more details on the migration during a particular month. The exact route and timing of the migrating Wildebeest and Zebra is dependent on climatic conditions. We have given the average movement and location during any given month, but these should only be used as approximations. The best time see the Serengeti migration is when they are crossing the Grumeti River in the Western Serengeti or while they are crossing the Mara River into the Masai Mara National Park.

The migration is not limited to the confines of the Serengeti National Park and Masai Mara National Park. Instead, the migration covers a vast area known as the Serengeti eco-system and Masai Mara. This eco-system includes a number of private reserves and concession areas, including The Grumeti Game Reserve, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Loliondo Game Controlled Area. These together form a huge area for the migration.

When planning a trip to see the migration it is vitally important to understand the best place to be based at any point in time. The Wildebeest and Zebra basically move in a huge anti-clockwise direction. While June/July is a good time to around the Grumeti River, August/September/October is better in the Masai Mara,etc.