Where to stay to see the Serengeti's Great Migration in January
Firstly – where are the herds? Throughout January the Serengeti’s short grass plains including the northern plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the place to be. This is the peak of calving season. The herds move around the area following localised rainfall and 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 historically 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 January 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. For an extended write up of the movement of the Great Migration in January please follow this link, however for information on where to stay please continue reading this page.
THE VIDEO BELOW – an overview of where to stay in January to maximise your chance of seeing the herds.
BENEATH THE VIDEO - a write up of my favourite lodges and recommendations for where to stay that covers all price points