Region

Serengeti West (Grumeti)

Dramatic river crossings and rich wildlife in Serengeti's wild west.

Tanzania
Location
Migration season
Best Time to Visit
920 m
Altitude

About Serengeti West (Grumeti)

The Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park, extending to the Grumeti River, is renowned for its dramatic annual wildebeest migration crossings, typically around May and June. This remote region offers a wilder, less frequented safari experience, with dense bushland, vast savannas, and riverine forests providing habitat for a diverse array ...

When to go

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Seasons

June - July
Best time to go
Optimal for witnessing the dramatic wildebeest crossings.
August - October
January - February
Shoulder Season
Good wildlife viewing, with calmer conditions post-migration and pre-rains.
June - July
High Season
Wildebeest river crossings at their peak, attracting predators for spectacular sightings.
March - May
Low Season
Wet season, fewer tourists, lush landscapes, but challenging driving conditions.

What to do

Wildlife

The Western Corridor's diverse habitats support an abundant array of wildlife, making it a prime location for witnessing the raw beauty of the African wilderness.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Rare

Cheetah

Occasional

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The Western Corridor is safe for travel with experienced guides. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, and malaria prophylaxis are recommended for visitors to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Typically accessed by light aircraft from Arusha or overland as part of a broader Serengeti safari, the Western Corridor's remote location adds to its appeal and exclusivity.
Getting Around
Guided safari vehicles are essential for navigating the area's terrain, offering the best wildlife viewing opportunities.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania require a visa, obtainable on arrival or online through the eVisa system, ensuring access to national parks including the Serengeti.
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