The Serengeti remains the largest national park in Tanzania today occupying 14,763sq.km.the park boasts of the highest wildlife concentration in the whole Africa. In fact, it is the only place where one can see the big "five". The annual animal migration led by thousands of wildebeest, start in May till June. The movement takes off from the central plains heading westwards and northwards in search of water. Alongside this search are also predators and scavengers like hyena and vultures.
Serengeti's name comes from the Masai word 'Serengeti' which means 'endless plains'. This is one of the biggest wilderness areas in the world. Visitors to the Serengeti can expect an unforgettable wildlife experience no matter what time of year they visit. Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Locations: January, February and March:Serengeti Seronera to the northern Ngorongoro Conservation Area April, May and June:New offspring begin to congregate south of the Western Corridor to begin a northbound migration of over 800km. The animals crossing the Grumeti River normally occurs at the end of June, sometimes in July. July, August and September:The herds then disperse northwards making Lobo the best place to view the migration at this time of year. October, November and December:By the end of October the animals tend to gather together for the long slow trek southwards again aiming for the southern plains as the short rains begin in November.