One of several crossing points on the Grumeti river that are used by the herds of wildebeest and Zebra, as they migrate north into Grumeti game reserve
. It serves as a spot to see the wildebeest What to do there?
Game drives, air safaris and balloon safari, to see the herds from different view points, or just the vast Serengeti plains.For a list of other attractions in the nearby area, see the attractions page
, or the section below.Best time to visit?
Around the months of May to July, when the wildebeest and Zebra herds are in the area, and the Grumeti river - swollen from the rainy seasons of March to June. Although seldom seen, the river crossing makes it possible to see crocodiles hunting.
Location of Kirawira Mirgation Crossing Point 1
This crossing point is located on the Grumeti river, just a few dozen kilometres east of Ndabaka gate
. It also is on the Western end of Serengeti national park
, with several special and tented campsites, a ranger post and an airstrip nearby.
For more information on this location, please see the map below.How to get there?
By air or by vehicle, with the first using the nearby Kirawira B airstrip
, or other airstrips in the park, and the added advantage of seeing the park and possibly the herds from above.
On the other hand, it is just about an hour or less worth of driving from Ndabaka gate, meaning less time spent on the famous Serengeti bumpy dirt roads. There is no preference for 4x4's as most of the roads leading up to the place can be used even in the rains, though you may need one for other areas.
For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website