A guide to where to stay to see the Serengeti's Great Migration in March
Firstly – where are the herds? March is very similar to January and February with the Serengeti’s short grass plains including the northern plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area still the place to be. Calving season is often still going on whilst the herds move around the area following localised rainfall. They are are often stretched from an area called Maswa in the west to Gol in the east. It’s a vast area but historically the heart of this area - Kusini and Ndutu – has had good rain and focuses the herds. These two areas also host reliably brilliant general game throughout the month, including all the cats. I’ve always believed they are the best locations for the herds in March and that’s backed up by satellite data we have of the herds. However longer trips that also include camps in Moru or Namiri would cover the entire ‘possible’ migration area - the herds will move up here if the short grass plains around Ndutu are dry.
THE VIDEO BELOW – an overview of where to stay in March to maximise your chance of seeing the herds.
BENEATH THE VIDEO - a write up of my favorite lodges and recomendations for where to stay that covers all price points