The Wildebeest Migration stands out as one of nature’s breathtaking scenery and occurrence. Between January and February yearly, the Serengeti boasts of flush green highly nutritious grass. Within this period, millions of wildebeest give birth to their young within the Serengeti game reserve in Tanzania which grass are grazed flat and dry out by March. By months of July and October, the migration begins from Tanzania’s Serengeti Games reserve, located at the south of the Kenya border. The herds in search of food turn north to the Masai Mara where nutritious grass can be found in their abundance.
To the Wildebeest, it’s a ritual for survival while to the tourist, it’s a breathtaking experience that leaves a lifetime memory. Wildebeest whose survival instincts see them dare all the odds, plunging into the Mara River in a bid to escape the snapping jaws of crocodiles and the currents of the river.
Wildebeest that successfully cross the river are faced with another hurdle – lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyena all anticipating their arrival. The strongest and most adept Wildebeest make it to the Masai Mara games reserve between the months of July and September.
The migration is determined by the rains which grow fresh grass that the Wildebeest, Zebras and other herbivores seek. By November, the Wildebeest and the other herbivores set out for the Serengeti. The cycle between the Serengeti and Masai Mara is a delight you should experience.
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