Saturday, 25 June 2016

Why you must witness the Serengeti Tanzania Great Migration in your lifetime

In the second part of our "Trip of a Lifetime" video series, Telegraph Travel's experts discuss the allure of a trip to Tanzania's Serengeti to witness the Great Migration. 
Around 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras make the migration
Around 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras make the migration
Each year around 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras make a 1,200-mile odyssey across Africa in search of rainfall and grass to graze on. Beginning in the southern Serengeti in January, they slowly move north before reaching the northern Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in July. They then return south towards the end of the year. The journey involved dramatic river crossings and is fraught with danger - lying in wait for them are the notorious Grumeti River crocodiles.
Tanzania's Serengeti National Park is where the drama plays out
Tanzania's Serengeti National Park is where the drama plays out Credit: © 2015 Daniel Nahabedian / Canvas of Light Photography/Daniel Nahabedian
As our writer explain, seeing the vast herds on the move is an unforgettable experience, whether it's from the back of a jeep or from the lofty vantage point of a hot air balloon. For more tips on tackling the Great Migration, see our comprehensive guide.