Why you should not miss The Great Wilderbeest Migration
Would you like to see one of the fascinating natural phenomena of our time? Then follow the wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara Serengeti Eco System. A unique spectacle.
An African legend says that God assembled the wildebeest from leftover parts. That sounds harsh. Of course, they are not the beautiest of all animals, but imagine, wildebeests as far as the eye can see in the Savannah landscape?
It is natural instinct that leads these plains animals to find greener pastures and fresh water sources, taking a circular route that moves in a clockwise direction from the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya. They travel some 2600 square kilometers across the two countries, facing often fatal challenges in the form of predators, both on land and in the rivers, as well as exhaustion, thirst and starvation. Here are four reasons that explain why watching the Great Wildebeest Migration is an experience.
The Great Wildebeest Migration passes through the Maasai Mara from around July to October every year and the unmissable presence of game animals on the plains does not go unnoticed by the big cats and other predators. The over half a million wildebeest born in the Serengeti in January and February are still young calves by the time they reach the Maasai Mara, making them ideal targets for predators.
The Eco System is always an experience. It has the largest concentration of terrestrial wildlife on earth and a significant diversity of habitats including open grassland, riverine forest, acacia woodland and swamps. You will always find the ‘Big 5’, the magnificent buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino.
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