THE GREAT MIGRATION

The highlight of an African safari is witnessing the annual great migration. This ancient phenomenon is the largest movement of wildlife on earth. Each year about 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and a host of antelope migrate through the plains of Serengeti and its northern part, the Masai Mara (see map). The herds follow seasonally dictated variations of rains in search of fresh grass and water.

Mapito Tented Camp’s location is right within this animal track. The big herds pass this area between May and August and again between November and January. As a result guests are not just close, but literally within the migration during these months. Since the Serengeti also hosts a great variety of residential wildlife, staing at Mapito Tented Camp is an experience throughout the year.