02nd Aug2011

Come Experience The Great Wildebeest Migration

by Owich

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The Great Wildebeest Migration

I cant wait to experience the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti and Masai Mara. This is the most exhilarating experience you’ll ever see in your lifetime. Wildebeest moving in masses all in search of green pastures, water and away from thunderstorms. The wildebeest are in tune with the times and season’s and any change in the climate they are prepared to migrate to their next destination.

The great migration actually occurs throughout the year (with at least 8 months of moving) starting with The Serengeti national park in Tanzania through the Masai Mara Kenya and repeats all over again.

Timing the Great Wildebeest Migration

For you to experience this 8th wonder of the world you need to know where the herd is, what season they are in and where you need to be to fully enjoy. So let me give you a detailed migration journey.

December – March 

What’s Happening during this time?

This is the calving season and more than 80% of wildebeest give birth during this time. Predators also come to welcome the newborns into the wild.

Where you need to be: The Serengeti National Park

April – May

What’s Happening during this time?

Long Serengeti grasses have been depleted and Long rains have started,  they head northwest to the Ngorongoro  Conservation area in search of food.

Where you need to be: Northwest Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation

June -July-August – October 

What’s Happening during this time?

The grasses have been depleted in the Ngorongoro conservation and fresh short grasses in the Mara await their arrival. The journey is now set for the Masai Mara, though not safe as hungry predators lie in wait. Along the Mara river is the crocodile and on the banks are the lions who are also aware of the timing.

They lie in wait for food as approximately 1.5million wildebeest come crossing. What blessing the lions expect this season, no need to hunt since the dinner table is sets itself  in the river banks. All you need is a safari in Kenya and head to Masai Mara for a personal experience.

Where you need to be:  Masai Mara Reserve

November- December

What is Happening?

The herd see the short rains coming and know that their time for mating and breeding approaches. This leads the herd back to the Serengeti where greens grass is already grown enough and waits for their arrival.

Where you need to be:  Masai Mara reserve and Klein’s Camps and other campsites in Lobo

Experience The Best of The Great Wildebeest Migration

You’ll experience this in two major migration times

  1. During the calving season in January when the predators like lions, cheetahs and hyenas are attracted. What follows is a dramatic chase where survival for the fittest is what counts. The wildebeests are not blessed with speed therefore they mostly loose the war with predators.
  2. The crossing of the Mara river: In July-August the herd’s desire for green grass tasks them to see no such obstacle as  the river brings. The crocodiles and other predators lie in wait both inside the waters and the banks. Due to security provided by their huge numbers the wildebeests manage to cross with casualties.

Just to you give a taste of what your missing in the trip, here are photos to show you what’s happening

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Wildebeest Grazing

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Predator Lion

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Cheetah Preying from a Distance

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Wildebeest Crossing

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Crocodile Having a Wildebeest Lunch

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Wildebeest Diving into River Water

There is a cost friendly wildebeest safari travel parkage tailor made just for you to experience the Great Wildebeest Migration, all you need to do is send us email with the following details;

  1. Number of adults to travel
  2. Numbers of kids accompanying
  3. Number of days to visit

We’ll be sure to give you the best deal of your lifetime, so go ahead and experience the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara

  • http://cosyhomeskenya.com Jann Alividza

    I have never understood how these animals keep coming the same direction at the same time of the year.
    Thanks for teaching me something.
    Its a lovely event to behold.
    Nice Coverage.

    • http://picturekenya.com Owich

      Thanks a million Jann