YZ co-founder Julian provides the ultimate guide on where to stay to see the Serengeti's Great Migration in June. Take a look below:
Firstly, where are the herds? June is a major moving month, and because of that the location of the mega-herds can be quite tricky to predict. The Serengeti’s Western Corridor is a great place to focus as over 50% of the herds head out to this area in late April and May. They will often stay there for the next few weeks, well into June. The remainder of the migration heads directly north and enters the northern Lobo and Kogatende areas of the Serengeti from approximately the 15th June onward. Due to how widely the herds can be spread in June it is a month in which I would often recommend that clients split their time between the western corridor and the heart of the park as well as Lobo farther north. By splitting your time between two areas, you will cover the entire area the migration can be found… and therefore increase your chances of hitting the mega-herds.
At the end of June the first crossings usually happen on the Mara River, but I’d urge clients to be cautious relying on the northern Serengeti in June – the grass can be long and the herds unpredictable. The mega herds are usually a long way behind, moving into the northern Serengeti in July. For this blog I will split up the month into the first two week until the 15th June and the final two weeks to the end of the month.
THE VIDEO BELOW – an overview of where to stay in June 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