Grumeti River serengeti – When it comes to one of the greatest epic and unbelievable safari experiences in Africa the great wildebeest migration that takes place every year from June to November when millions of wildebeest and thousands of zebras start their journey from Masai Mara plains a complained by dusty red soil as the cracking of hooves forms a thunder of hooves before the wildebeest make to the Grumeti river where they cross to Serengeti plains.
The Grumeti River sneaks through the Western Corridor to the west of the Seronera valley. Getting to the area will require driving, taking a safari tour or flying into the Grumeti airstrip. Accommodations along the river’s south bank are available at Kirawira Serena Camp. Picnic areas and a pedestrian suspension bridge are offered here, but no additional facilities are provided.
Catching the great wildebeest migration as the wildebeest and zebras cross the Grumeti River near the Western Corridor’s Kirawira region is a must experience for travellers who love wildlife, although those with sympathy may want to think twice as the quest for survival takes its course. This particular section of the river is known for its large crocodile population; the crocodiles anxiously await the migrating herd’s crossing for a guaranteed meaty feast as they go for months without eating as the river is dry. Yet despite the obvious danger from crocodiles and the waiting predators like lions, cheetahs and Hyenas, the wildebeest and zebras will not stop their journey to their final destination as they search for greener pastures. Other animals you’ll find swimming in the river and drinking from its water include elephants, hippos.
The best time to have a better chance sees the Great Migration from this part of the Serengeti, visit between July and November. Also, recent travellers recommend bringing a boxed lunch to enjoy picnic-style near the river.
Your best chance of seeing river crossing may involve spending all day at a site where the wildebeest have massed. If you are a keen photographer, your best opportunities may occur around midday when the sun and glare are at their harshest, so make preparations to accommodate this Contact Great Adventure Safaris for details information about great wildebeest migration safari guide and booking a safari to see the wildebeest migration.
The Serengeti is famous for its predators: you can expect excellent lion and cheetah sightings (and exciting lion kills), and leopards are also regularly spotted. Other predators include several cats, golden and black-backed jackal, African wild dog and spotted hyenas.