One of the most sought-after experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Great Migration is the ever-moving circular migration of over a million animals across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The constant movement of columns of wildebeest, joined by a host of companions, follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water. After calving in the southern part of Tanzania’s Serengeti near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the animals journey through the Serengeti up and around in a clockwise direction towards the Masai Mara in Kenya, before returning once again near the end of the year. Along the way, high drama is always present, as thousands of animals are taken by predators and thousands more are born, replenishing the numbers and sustaining the circle of life.

Below, learn more about what is the Great Migration; find a broad overview of how the migration moves at different times throughout the year; or read some frequently asked questions about the Great Migration.

Alternatively, use the menu tabs below for detailed information on when to travel (including a map of the annual migration)which areas and camps to stay at when on a Great Migration safari, or to view a photo and video gallery of the Great Migration.