In January, the migration arrives on the fertile plains of the southern part of the Serengeti National Park and the Ndutu Conservation Area. This is an exceptional time to witness the start of the calving season of the Wildebeest migration. Thunderstorms are rare at this time of year in the Serengeti.
Zambezi River water levels start rising in January. As the flow of water towards the Falls begins to accelerate, the curtain of water becomes more intense, catapulting the spray higher into the sky. The ensuing dampness brings the rainforest around the falls to life. Flowers start blooming and there is a hive of bird activity as chicks are born and nestlings are raised.