When to plan your Great Migration Safari in Africa
Although it is far from a definite science, the best time to plan your Great Migration safari is six to twelve months before you intend to travel. The speed and predicted location of the migration is not certain as the herds' movement depends on rainfall and grazing which can change from year to year. A booking window of 6 to 12 months allows for the best prediction of location for the Great Migration, yet still allows time to reserve accommodation at the best camps and lodges in the region.
It is important to remember that the Maasai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems are some of the most prolific wilderness areas in Africa, and are both considered excellent year-round game viewing and birding destinations. In the company of a good guide, you will avoid the tourists and experience spectacular wildlife interactions throughout the year when exploring the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.