Three or four days following the Great Migration creates a superb centre-piece for a family safari to Tanzania. We can combine it with safari adventures in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the rift valley lakes and Kilimanjaro. The Migration is always somewhere to be found in the Serengeti, even in August when part of it heads into Kenya’s Masai Mara. Of course, there are countless other creatures to see – big cats, giraffe, elephant and those gigantic crocodiles lurking in the Grumeti River!
Christmas finds them gathering on the short grass plains in the south, and by February half term they are calving in their hundreds of thousands. Easter sees the herds heading northwest into the remote forested region near Grumeti, and by the August holidays they a roaming the kopjes and rivers of the northern Serengeti before thundering south again past the Gol mountains around October half term.
Whenever you want to go, we can arrange for you to experience the migration in privacy and style. We use comfortable little camps which move to shadow the herds, and several outstanding lodges like Singita where you can ride on horseback. In August you might prefer Mkombe’s House which you can take on exclusive use – but book early, these places are unique.