Best Time To Visit Serengeti National Park

Best Time To Visit Serengeti NP

The best time to visit the Serengeti National Park is in the Dry season (from late June to October). This period offers the best wildlife viewing in general – with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. Wildlife viewing is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.

June to October –Dry Season

  • June and July are the best months to see the wildebeest migration in the western corridor and August to September in the north of the park
  • Animals are easier to spot since they concentrate around waterholes and rivers and the vegetation is less thick
  • Mostly sunny and there is very little rain
  • Few mosquitoes and the chance of contracting malaria is minimal
  • It gets quite crowded around the Seronera area
  • Mornings and nights get cold – warm clothing is recommended

November to May –Wet Season

  • Late January to February is the time to see the calving – this is an excellent time to see predator action
  • The scenery is lush
  • April and May are low season, so it’s usually less crowded and rates might be lower
  • Although wildlife is easier to spot in the Dry season, the Serengeti offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year
  • Migratory birds are present and bird-watching is at its best

Except for March, April and May, rains are mostly short afternoon storms and seldom interfere with your trip

March to May is the peak of the Wet season

It’s also best not to look ONLY at the Great Migration as a highlight as the Serengeti is beyond that. There are a lot of wonders you can experience in this stunning location, particularly in the Serengeti national park with its diverse wildlife, amazing landscapes and thrilling activities.

However, if you want to pick the best time to visit the Serengeti for Wildebeest Migration, you can use the table below as a reference.



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