The calving season for wildebeest in the Serengeti grassland
What is the calving season for wildebeest in the Serengeti grassland? Serengeti National Park is a well-known wildlife destination found in Tanzania and, majorly, it is known for its wildebeest migration that occurs on a year-round basis. The wildebeest migration takes a circular form, and visitors will have to move to several areas in the Serengeti National Park to see this great movement. Serengeti National Park is found in northern Tanzania, and most of the visitors are attracted by the calving season of these wildebeest animals, which is an event that takes place even during the wildebeest migration.
Serengeti National Park has several endless grassland plains that provide food for the highest percentage of the wildlife population found in the park. Other than the grassland plains, the park also features kopjes and acacia woodlands, which make it a beautiful scene on the international scene. The calving season for the wildebeest migration takes place around the Ndutu in the Ngorongoro conservation area and also in the southern part of the Serengeti National Park. During your safari game drives in Serengeti National Park, you will be able to witness this great movement, and the calving season of these wildebeest will provide you with ample time.
Remember that during the wildebeest calving season, most of the young calves are born across the endless grassland plains. During this season, each day the wildebeest has to give birth to young ones, and this lasts for about 2 months. The climaxing season is also exciting for visitors to witness during their safari to Tanzania.
The wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti National Park takes place from December to March because this is the time when the wildebeest animals are in the southern part of the Serengeti National Park and in the Ndutu area, where the calving season takes place. In December, the wildebeest are traced to these parts, and they can be seen in large numbers feeding on the grassy endless plains. During the calving season, more than 8000 calves are born, and as the clocks strike in February, the calving season is at its best, producing an outstanding scenario for the visitors who have come to this park for this particular safari activity. It doesn’t take a long time for the wildebeest calves to start mobbing and adapting to the environment, and within two days, they have already started moving around the savannah grassland for this wonderful activity.
During February, the peak season for the wildebeest calving, the predators are also very active, and they can be closely spotted around this area, waiting to grab these young ones. As a result, visitors can easily see cheetahs, lions, hyenas, and leopards as they patiently wait to feast on newly born wildebeest calves.
The wildebeest animals feed on the short grass, and this helps the animals keep sight of the predators. The short grass helps the wildebeest remain alert with their heads up to sense and run away from any attack. The mother wildebeest has to be protected by her fellow wildebeest, which come closer and surround the birthing wildebeest to protect it from any attack. Encountering and watching the wildebeest animals during the calving season is so much fun and produces wonderful memories for the visitors who are on safari in Serengeti National Park. The experience becomes worth sharing when you encounter predators such as lions seriously hunting the wildebeest for their daily meal, and you are free to stop when you are on the game drive and take photos for your memory.
The wildebeest migration also becomes an experience from June to October when there are several river crossings by the wildebeest in the Serengeti National Park. During this time, the wildebeest animals have to cross the Grumeti River, which is located in the western part of the Serengeti National Park. You will enjoy such a scenario and encounter as well. Wildebeest are grazers that feed on grass, and at this time of year, the grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park are ideal. During the wildebeest migration, these animals are usually seen with zebras and gazelles, and they can be seen in the morning or at night. The same wildebeest migration is also seen in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve and in the central and northern parts of the Serengeti National Park. Visitors will be required to first pay the park entrance fees to access the Serengeti National Park and enjoy the calving season. This makes the safari so much more interesting. In Serengeti National Park, you will be required to pay $72 per person.
Accommodation to book during the calving season for wildebeest in the Serengeti grassland
Serengeti National Park features many of the lodges and camps where one can stray and enjoy the calving season or the wildebeest migration. There are permanent camps and mobile tents which have been designed to help visitors keep track of the wildebeest migration and also the calving season.
These cabins are located in the Ndutu region, the Ngorongoro conservation region, and the southern parts of the Serengeti National Park, and they provide luxury safari encounters around the obstacles as well as a front-row seat to the spectacular sight of more than two million wildebeests migrating across the public park in herds. You may enjoy the calving season and all the action during the wildebeest relocation from the comfort of your camp, which can be situated either around Ndutu or south of Serengeti National Park.
Some of these accommodation facilities can be found on the river banks, strategically to provide visitors with the best views of the wildebeest river crossing and the rivers of interest, which include the Grumeti and the Mara rivers in the western and northern parts of the park, respectively.
While staying at the lodges, there are various safari activities that you can engage in in the Serengeti National Park, and these include;
The safari game drives are where you will be able to see the big five mammals in the Serengeti National Park. Many wildlife species can also be spotted in the Serengeti National Park’s beautiful meadows, including the big five: elephants, lions, panthers, rhinos, and bison. Zebras, gazelles, impalas, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks, kudu, hartebeests, and a variety of other wild animals can be found in the public park. During game review encounters, guided bush strolls are also organized during safaris throughout Serengeti National Park. This distinctive experience is found very nearby in the organization of an officer guide during the calving season as you relish dazzling viewpoints in the national park. A few of the cottages in the vicinity of the national park also arrange for this transportation for their tourists.
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