The wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is the best and most amazing thing anyone will ever experience. An once-in-a-lifetime event, seeing the breathtaking Mara River crossing.
The Great Migration, as it is often known, is the journey of over a million wildebeest from Tanzania’s Serengeti up into Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve.
The herds converge in the southern Serengeti in late November or early December, where they give birth to approximately 8000 calves. Following the scent of rain and the availability of fresh grass, the herds begin their migration towards the northwest after calving season, which typically occurs in late January or early February.
The yearly Wildebeest migration in Kenya is recognized as the biggest overland animal migration in the world and was named one of the eight wonders of the world in 2007.
Over 2 million wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, impalas, and gazelles attempt to cross the Nile crocodile-infested Mara River in search of new grazing areas during the yearly event, which ushers in Kenya’s busiest travel season.
The Mara River crossing, which is a fight for survival. The herd is attempting to cross the swiftly moving Mara River while avoiding assaults from lions, hyenas, and other predators, including crocodiles from the Nile. The massive herds of wildebeest that migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park in search of greener pastures cross the crocodile-infested Mara River.
Every year, animals follow their primordial impulses as they migrate in response to weather patterns that cause rain to fall over the Serengeti-Maasai Mara eco system, leading them to healthier pastures.
A rare chance to experience nature’s amazing wonders, the wildebeest migration has grown to be a top draw for travelers and wildlife enthusiasts from all around the world.
AJ Kenya Safari Ltd, announced the likely dates for this year’s wildebeest Migration as July 25th through October 15th, 2023.