Journey with the Herds: Witnessing the Great Migration with Benson Safaris

Embark on an unparalleled journey with Benson Safaris to witness the awe-inspiring Great Migration. As over a million animals traverse the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, our meticulously designed itineraries immerse you in this dramatic spectacle. Experience the circle of life, where predators hunt and new life emerges. Join us for an unforgettable adventure, synced with nature's rhythm.
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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 large herds 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,” states Mr. Zablon an experienced guide for benson safaris Tanzania.

Along the way, high drama always presents an action-filled game drive, as thousands of animals are taken by predators and thousands more are born, replenishing the numbers and sustaining the circle of life.

Although there is no real beginning or end to this migratory circuit — other than birth and death — it seems reasonable to call the wildebeests’ birthing season the start of the migration.

Around late January or February, the herds occupy the short-grass plains that spread over the lower northern slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater highlands and around Olduvai Gorge. Some 400,000 calves are born here within a period of two to three weeks, or nearly 8,000 new calves every day.

benson safaris through their meticulously crafted migration itineraries will give you a chance to witness the Great Migration in all its glory. You will stay in 5-star camps where besides the migration your body mind and soul will be pampered with impeccable hospitality and service. Are you ready to sync your pulse with the marching hooves of the million strong and join them in their journey around the Mara ecosystem? visit or email us at for inquiries on migration.


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