What is the Great Wildebeest Migration?
The Great Migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara is an all year round event, where over 1.5 million wildebeest upon thousands of zebra and other grazers start their long legendary journey of over 1,800 miles, embarked on cyclic movement in a large round trek from the drier lands in Tanzania, heading towards the north to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search for lush grass to graze. The most preferable time to witness the Great Migration is within the dry season between July and October, where you can also witness the wildebeest crossing the blood-thirsty Mara River infested with crocodiles that lie in the waters in the long wait for their prey.
Masai Mara – What a wonderful place you have to be in to get the most amazing views of wildlife. Loads of animals can be seen here in abundance. While in the country’s Masai Mara Reserve, you can see various species of animals that live there in freedom within their natural habitat. It is very exciting to receive a direct look from a lion, a zebra, or a wildebeest, without a barrier in between, a glass or a gate. Just a couple of kilometers from the entrance, herbivorous mammals such as zebras, wildebeest, and gazelles can be spotted in large numbers; a little further away you can see giraffes, elephants, buffalo, and elands; beyond the cats, cheetahs and lions. Migration and magical nature are at their best during this season. What an unforgettable experience?
See The Migration Experience one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world!