Safari in July great wildebeest migration – Serengeti National Park
Safari in July great wildebeest migration – This is the ideal month, millions of wildebeest continue grazing, soon crops grassland to stubble, this makes the herds to keep moving in search of fresh water and food. The herds have reached the western Serengeti and are peering closely at the brown waters of the rivers they have to cross while the Huge Nile crocodiles a wait in the brown waters and this is the most epic and dangerous part of the journey as not all the wildebeest will make it through the Mara river, the Crocodiles are just part of the pressure predators but the currents of the brown Mara river are also a threat and across the Mara plains there are lions , cheetahs and hyenas waiting, July marks the start of the Mara River crossings as well as mating season in the Serengeti.
Weather and wildlife during the crossing.
July is a warm month. As the dry season approaches, the Serengeti landscape becomes more arid and clients should ensure they have sun lotion available and dark shades as the dust can be pretty violent as the thunder of hooves intensifies during the do or die Mara river crossing, The wildebeest herds begin moving faster in search of water and greener grass, making their way across the Grumeti and Mara River.
Where to stay in July during the River crossing.
The Grumeti River is where you’ll want to be during July to view early river crossings. However, due to limited accommodation, we suggest that you book early to avoid disappointment.
In late July, stay closer to the Mara River for an extra river crossing experience. The Olakira Camp, Sayari Mara and Singita Explore are all great Serengeti migration safari options.
As mentioned, it is impossible to predict crossings – they generally occur any time between May and September. Book your Wildebeest Migration safari up to a year in advance to get a lodge on or as close to the river as possible – this cuts down on travel time to lookout points. The wildebeest do have historical crossing areas and you may spend days staked out in the hope of seeing the action.
This safari puts you in the right place at the right time and follows the Great Migration’s movement from south of the Serengeti to north of the Masai Mara. This journey spans both sides of the Mara River which greatly increases your chances of seeing the famous river crossings and the predator interaction that accompanies this whirlwind adventure. This journey is best travelled between July and the end of September when you can become part of the greatest show on earth, what every migration enthusiast is after.
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