A guide to where to stay to see the Serengeti's Great Migration in April
Firstly – where are the herds? April is similar to the previous three months with the Serengeti’s short grass plains including the northern plains of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area still the place to be. Calving season is nearly always over now and the herds will at some point towards the end of the month look to head north. Historically the heart of the southern short grass plains - Kusini and Ndutu – has had good rain and still focuses the herds (arguably more than it has done for the last three months!). I’d go as far as to say that this is the very best month to be in Ndutu itself, mainly because the crowds of tourists have left the country due to the light rains, which focus the herds on the short grass around Ndutu. It’s such a clever time of year to travel, if you don’t mind a little rain! The problem however is which camps are open, and so I’ll often design trips that include Moru (just north of Ndutu) in April as well as Ndutu itself.
THE VIDEO BELOW – an overview of where to stay in April 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