The great African migration safari involves the movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest, thousands of Zebras, Thomson gazelle and Grant`s gazelle that move between two essential grazing areas which are Southern part of Serengeti plains and the Northern part of Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. They migrate over a distance of about 800 Kilometre. The great migration of wildebeest is the result of the current weather whereby they move to search for pastures and sufficient water. It is one of the tricky Safari to hold.
It’s Triangular in shape And occurs seasonally:
The great migration of wildebeest is triangular in shape, whereby from November to May the herds stay in the Open plains of Serengeti National Park. From June to July the herds are in Western Serengeti and migrates to Maasai Mara National Reserve for three months, August to October.
Best time for the great African migration safari:
The best time for wildebeest migration varies in these two destinations whereby in Serengeti the best time is from November to May, whereby he wildebeest move from one point to another within the Serengeti plains and in Maasai Mara is From August to October and the beat time to view the wildebeest traversing the Mara river to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in July.
Crossing the Mara River:
The wildebeest, Zebras, Grant`s gazelle and Thomson Gazelle migrate throughout the year from one point to another within the Serengeti National Park and once per every year they cross from the Northern Serengeti to The Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya through The Mara River. July is the special wilderness month for Tanzania and Kenya, people visit mostly to see how the wildebeest cross the Mara River from Serengeti to Maasai Mara.
It is a favourite and popular holiday Package?
A safari intended for the great wildebeest migration viewing is the piece of a fine package for your holiday because is filled with a lot of excitement, adventure and more especially you will have a good chance to witness the most popular East African culture, the Maasai, that lives along with all these conservation areas, both Serengeti and Maasai Mara.
For migration safari, the luxury lodges and tented campsite at the wilderness are the best accommodation facilities that can help you get close to follow the wildebeest migration and for great sighting in the wilderness.
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