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Migration Safari with the Zambezi Safaris

Thinking of planning a migration safari visit to Kenya or taking a safari to Tanzania?

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Here’re some solutions for catching the migration

Despite all the vagaries of weather patterns and apparently random game movements coupled with pressure to find the right spots … planning a trip to catch the best of the migration is reasonably straight forward…

We’re looking at two different countries in East Africa for the migration – Tanzania’s Serengeti in the south and Kenya’s Maasai Mara in the north.

Each destination is good at completely different times of the year – generally the migration is active in Tanzania’s Serengeti for 9 months; it’s active in Kenya’s Maasai Mara for 3 months during August/September/October.

Plan on either Kenya or Tanzania. Don’t think of combining or switching at the last moment on the cheap.

Logistically it’s best to handle the Serengeti from Arusha and the Mara from Nairobi – this will help with decisions on beach breaks or other safaris into southern Tanzania or elsewhere in Kenya.


do some research and plan well in advance
if destination is first priority then you’re going to have travel at specific times
if you’re flexible time-wise then choose destination based on what other add-ons you’re keen to do so the logistics don’t get too complicated
if you’ve left things a bit too late or if you can’t get the right space for this season then rather postpone your trip for next year than take second best now
To get you thinking, here are some migration safaris we recommend….

Watch this space for more handy hints and useful information!