National Geographic Society
National GeographicNat Geo Wild


Wildebeest, zebras and gazelles begin their perilous migration for food and water.

The Real Serengeti follows wildebeest, zebras and Thompson's gazelles as they embark on a 1000km clockwise migration from Kenya's Maasai Mara through the southern plains of the Serengeti. This annual quest for fresh grass and water opens the travelling megaherd to constant mortal danger: lions lie in wait on granite outcrops, leopards ambush stragglers and calves, and hyenas commute up to 70km to feast on the migrating creatures. This spectacular new two-part series transports you to the heart of the Serengeti megaherd.


  • The Real Serengeti: Stampede Of The Megaherd
    Watch the evolutionary secrets of the Megaherd's survival, from its highly structured grazing patterns to communal sleeping habits.
  • The Real Serengeti: Assault On The Megaherd
    From Serengeti's southern plains to the Grumeti River in the north, the Megaherd continues its search for water and fresh pasture.