Exploring the Famous Calving Grounds for Migratory Animals : The famous migratory animals in Africa are the wildebeest. The wildebeest migration usually occurs in Serengeti National Park of Tanzania. The wildebeest gives birth to approximately five hundred thousand calves (500,000 calves) every year in which some calves are killed for food by famous predators such as lions, crocodiles, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. The calving of the wildebeest usually happens on different grounds of Serengeti National park. To get the idea for planning your safari trips of watching the wildebeest migration in Tanzania, see these famous calving ground of the wildebeest and their circulation in Serengeti land.
Ndutu area is between the northern plains of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The wildebeests prefer to deliver calves in the Ndutu plains because of the fertile soil that produces fresh green grass for feeding their calves. Every year, the wildebeests give birth to thousands of calves between January and early march in the Ndutu plains. The calves’ growth rate is high in the Ndutu area due to plenty of pasture and fewer predators. Two months after birth, the calves begin to move with their parents to the Southwestern region of Serengeti National Park. A camping safari is the best option for you to experience the calving season at Ndutu plains and to watch the predator attack wildebeest calves.
Moru Kopje Region
Moru Kopjes is a southwestern region of Serengeti national park. The wildebeests love to calve at this place since it has clear ground for grazing, plenty of green grass, and fresh water. The herds of wildebeests settle in this area for calving in the rainy season between late March and May. Once the calving is over in late May, the wildebeest begin moving with their newborns crossing the Grumeti River towards the central part of the Serengeti National Park, where they stay until late June. The wildebeests face Crocodiles attack on the River Gurumeti, where most of their calves die before crossing the river. The most inspiring part of this movement is the action of the crocodile in the river Gurumeti. Moru Kopjes has luxurious Hotels and Resorts to stay in as you wait to watch the Nile crocodile attacks. Also Moru Kopje is the famous home of Serengeti Black Rhinos. Therefore, you will also have an opportunity to see the Black Rhino family as a part of the big five of Africa, Exploring the Famous Calving Grounds for Migratory Animals.
Lobo is an area in Central Serengeti having a small population of the wildebeest since the place has a concentration of big cat predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. This place gives a chance to watch the hunting tactics of big cats in Serengeti National Park. The wildebeests on this are calves in early June and begin to move slowly towards northern Serengeti to feed their calves. Kogatende Area
Kogatende Area is a region of northern Serengeti National Park. This place is the last for the wildebeests to calve. In late June, all wildebeests in this area have fished to calve, and the rainy season ends. By the way, late June also marks the beginning of other wildebeest to collect at Kogatende from all corners of Serengeti park, getting ready to cross River Mara. In early July, the dry season begins, and all the born calves are mature. In late July, all the wildebeests form herds after arrival in the Kogatende Area of northern Serengeti. They graze there until August when they begin crossing the Mara River to the neighbor Masai Mara Park of Kenya. The great migration of the wildebeests continues up to September before the short rains start.