The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet and one of our favorite safari adventures to plan.
We have been following the HerdTracker twitter updates that are tracking the herds from four different expert sources: bush pilots sending in reports from the sky, Tanzania National Park rangers, lodges like Four Seasons, and safari guides on the ground in safari camps and mobile camps.
For example, here are a few recent posts:
Over the past three or four days we have been seeing larger and larger herds of zebra and wildebeest around Four Seasons, and this morning the lines of wildebeest that have been feeding around the lodge and running past our villas, started congregating in large numbers at our waterhole, quite a site for our guests to enjoy the migration from the comfort of the lodge - and pool! - from Four Seasons
An update of the migration from yesterday morning. Huge herd of wildebeest. At least 10,000 strong, 15 mins south of Serengeti Pioneer Camp, they have passed Moru and are heading towards Lake Magadi. Very dry, still no rain, and the herds are on the move. – from Serengeti Pioneer Camp
Just an update from Moru area, the situation is getting a little desperate, it is extremely dry and the wildebeest and zebra are in desperate need of both water and grazing, we are all hoping for rain soon. – from Mkenda @ Ranger Safaris
Yesterday evening there was some thunderstorm activity to the south of us. On Sasakwa Plains this morning there is a strong movement of wildebeest heading west towards Nyasirori as seen from Sasakwa Lodge. – from Singita Grumeti
Pretty amazing stuff! For a front row seat to the Migration, consider a private safari like our 14 Day Private Safari with Great Guides to Tanzania.