When to Visit
The best time to visit the Serengeti is often focused around the Great Migration. The Serengeti ecosystem is divided into two main regions: the northern and southern Serengeti.
Northern Serengeti (June to August): During this period, the Great Migration typically moves into the northern Serengeti, specifically around the Mara River. This is a prime time to witness dramatic river crossings as wildebeests and zebras navigate crocodile-infested waters. Predators like lions and crocodiles are also more active during this time.
Southern Serengeti (December to March): This is the calving season for the wildebeests. The southern Serengeti plains provide ample grazing for the large herds, and you'll have a chance to see the newborn calves alongside other wildlife. This is also the time when predator action is high, as they take advantage of the vulnerable young animals.