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Top lodges and safari camps during migration

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Serengeti Migration Area | Where to Stay

The Great Migration covers thousands of kilometers during the course of a year so there is no particular lodge for viewing the migration for the entire year. The Great Migration is dependent on rainfall and does follow the exact same route every year.

The hack is to pre-book a lodge that will likely be in the vicinity of the Great Migration as it passes through the area more or less around the expected time of the year. When deciding on the best lodge or camp for the Great Migration, there are two types to consider.

The following is a list of some of our best Wildebeest Migration camps and lodges, together with suggestions for accommodation reservation times which will help optimize your chances of seeing the migration. Most of these areas also offer excellent year-round game viewing outside of the Migration periods.

LOCATION : Tanzania - Serengeti National Park

Alex Walker's Serian Serengeti Luxury

Alex Walker's Serian Serengeti

Serian Serengeti is a mobile tented operation run by Alex Walker which moves between two locations following the wildebeest migration.

Dunia Camp Luxury

Dunia Camp

Dunia Camp is well located for the migration from December to March, and has excellent game viewing for the rest of the year.

River Karibu Tented Camp Semi Luxury

River Karibu Tented Camp

Located only about 500 metres from the famous Mara River, set amidst acacia trees and the whispering grasslands of northern Serengeti. For guests who want to be away from the crowds but still experience resident wildlife and great cat activity.

Lodges In Tanzania Semi Luxury

Woolands Karibu Camp

Tucked within the slopes of Nabi Hills that links Lake Ndutu, Moru Kopjes and the hidden valley.During the calving season, this area is teaming with wildebeest as hundreds of thousands of pregnant females converge to give birth.

The Four Seasons Safari Lodge Deluxe

The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Safari Lodge is the only hotel in the Serengeti offering international facilities such as a gym, spa and children’s club.

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp Mid Range

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

A traditional mobile tented camp in central Serengeti.

Kubu Kubu Luxury

Kubu Kubu

Kubu Kubu is a contemporary, tented lodge, well located in the central Seronera area of the Serengeti National Park.

Lodges In Tanzania Deluxe

Kirurumu Serengeti Camp

7 tent luxury mobile camp providing excellent game viewing in 2 specially chosen locations in the Serengeti.

Lodges In Tanzania Deluxe

Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp

A small tented camp positioned for watching the annual wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River.

Lodges In Tanzania Deluxe

Kleins Camp

Enjoy panoramic views of the Serengeti plains from this small lodge which offers game drives by day and night and bush walks.

Lodges In Tanzania Deluxe

Kusini Camp

Sanctuary Kusini Camp is a permanent tented camp that blends into the delicate environment of the predator-rich plains of the Serengeti.

Grumeti River Camp Deluxe

Grumeti River Camp

Grumeti River Camp offers a laid-back atmosphere combined with top service, first-rate food, expert guiding and an excellent location.

Seronera Wildlife Lodge Mid Range

Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Seronera Wildlife Lodge is large hotel-style safari lodge in the heart of the Serengeti, offering good value and a great location.

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Mid Range

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is family-friendly, with good facilities, and its central location makes it an ideal base from which to explore the Serengeti at most times of the year.

Olduvai Camp Mid Range

Olduvai Camp

Olduvai Camp lies between Ngorongoro and the southern Serengeti plains. It's a good base for the southern plains during the rainy season.

Ndutu Safari Lodge Mid Range

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Large and economical, but not luxurious, Ndutu Safari Lodge is well located in the southern Serengeti, so book early to get space.

LOCATION : Kenya - Maasai Mara National Reserve

Angama Mara Mid Range

Angama Mara

Angama Mara is a top-end luxury tented camp on the Siria-Oloololo escarpment of the Maasai Mara ecoystem, just above the Mara Triangle sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Basecamp Maasai Mara Mid Range

Basecamp Maasai Mara

Basecamp Maasai Mara is a family-friendly, award-winning eco-camp on a U-bend on the north bank of the Talek River, on the boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Governors' Camp Luxury

Governors' Camp

Governors' Camp is a large tented camp on the Mara River and one of the oldest in the Mara region, dating from 1972. Although unfenced, and regularly visited by elephants, the whole compound is always busy with human activity.

Governors' Il Moran Deluxe

Governors' Il Moran

The smallest and most expensive of the three camps in the Governors’ group, Governors’ Il Moran Camp hugs a meander of the Mara River just 1km north of the main Governors’ Camp.

Tipilikwani Camp Mid Range

Tipilikwani Camp

Tipilikwani Mara Camp is a larger, mid-range tented camp offering good value from its base on the Talek River just outside the Mara National Reserve.

Sand River Camp Luxury

Sand River Camp

Luxury colonial-style tented camp on the banks of the Sand River close to the Tanzania border – a great spot to see the wildebeest migration.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge Mid Range

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Mara Serena Safari Lodge is a large safari hotel with views of the Mara River, in the Mara Triangle sector of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Mara Expedition Camp Luxury

Mara Expedition Camp

Mara Expedition Camp is a small luxury camp located on the banks of the Ntiakitiak River inside the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

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