Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
The Wildebeest Migration across the mighty Serengeti is one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Each year around the wildebeest migration begins in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and follow the rains and new grass north to Kenya's Masai Mara.
As the location of the migration varies depending on the time of year you choose to visit the best places to stay change also. There is a range of different options from camping to 5* luxury lodges. Please have a look at the brief description of the migration below.
The calving season begins in January. This coincides with the rain and lush new grass. The migration is lead by approximately 750,000 zebra. Around 1.2 million wildebeest follow them along with a few hundred thousand assorted antelopes.
During February the wildebeest spend their time on the short grass plains and give birth to around 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period. The calves are born together to give them more chance of survival as predators target the young but they cannot eat them all! If any calves are born early they rarely survive.
In May the animals start to move north west as the rains end. They tend to remain around the Grumeti River until late June.
In July the main migration of heading north, arriving on the Kenyan border late July or early August and they stay in the Mara for the rest of the dry season.
In early November as the short rains start the migration begins moving south again, heading for Ndutu's short grass plains arriving in December.
Please contact us and let us know when you wish to visit and the sort of accommodation you are interested in and our experts will plan your personal itinerary to maximise your migration experience.
What people say about us
Some comments from our past clients (Read more)
Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!
We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!
Jackie, David and Sarah
Australia, Oct 2013
All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.
Austria, Jul 2013
I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.
United Kingdom, Jan 2013
We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.
United States of America, Sept 2013
We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.
Belgium, Oct 2013
We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.
United Kingdom, Dec 2013