Great Wildebeest Migration
The Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is an incredible experience filled with overwhelming moments of Nature. Wow! What a wonderful experience with a relaxing trip that is delightful, absolutely amazing, with so many animals, perfect lodges, with a fantastic game drive. Wildebeest viewing in the Tanzania’s Serengeti with epic topography is really wonderful experience.
Over a million wildebeests migrate in a continuous circular cycle over the Serengeti-Mara Eco-system, making it one of the most sought-after experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiast. Wildebeests migrate in endless columns, accompanied by a vast supporting antelopes like Zebras and gazelles, all in pursuit of the seasonal grass and water. The wildebeests calve in the Ndutu area of southern Serengeti’s endless plains near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, wildebeests migrate clockwise through the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya, and then return to the Serengeti in the late months of the year. As thousands of wildebeests are killed by predators and thousands more wildebeests are produced to replace them, the cycle of life continues with constant high drama.
What is the Great Wildebeest Migration?
The Great Wildebeest Migration is the greatest mass movement of herds in the history of the animal kingdom. Great columns of wildebeest can be visible from outer space due to the high density of up to a thousand antelopes per square kilometer.
The great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti-Mara Eco-system is an all-year-round event, where about 2 million wildebeests upon thousands of zebra and other grazers mark 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 greener pastures to graze. The extremely hungry predators, such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, and crocodiles, contribute to the natural balance of this incredible phenomenon, often referred to as ‘the greatest show on Earth,’ ensuring that only the strongest individuals thrive.
Wildebeests make a complete loop from the southern Serengeti near Tanzania’s magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the northern Serengeti and across into Kenya’s Masai Mara. Predators like lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs steal the lives of newborn calves, prides of lions kill the slow, courageous beasts break legs on the steep river banks, crocodiles eat the weak and exhausted, and the weakest and most exhausted drown.
When is the Great Wildebeest Migration
The great wildebeest migration also known as the world’s greatest natural show occurs in the Serengeti_Mara ecosystem all year round but the best part of the whole phenomenon is the Grumeti and Mara River crossings. The Grumeti and Mara River crossing, this is where predators stage. These 2 rivers the Grumeti river and the Mara River are crocodile infested rivers which makes the show magical since at that point it’s survival for the fittest.
The most preferable time to witness the Great wildebeest Migration is within the dry season between July and October, where you can also witness the wildebeest crossing the blood thirsty Grumeti and Mara Rivers that are infested with crocodiles that lie in the waters in long wait for their prey.
Visiting Tanzania is really amazing. The iconic country has outstanding wildlife in the continent in large numbers, Tanzania is a must include in your bucket list while planning your safari to Africa
The vast country is a safari insider boasting about 14 national parks and several game reserves, from the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater, from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the baobabs of the Tarangire, the country is truly the home to the only true and remaining African wilderness.
Tanzania in Africa and the world at large holds one of the largest wildlife herds. The countries palm-fringed island of Zanzibar is remarkably one of the best places to visit in the country with many travellers referring it to as the best idea for post-safari relaxation.
Tanzania is a wilderness and wildlife adrenaline of East Africa. This vast and sparsely-populated country hosts some of the greatest wildlife experiences on Earth, including Africa’s “Big Five” animals.
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Serengeti National Park
The National Park’s name refers to the “endless plains” plain in the local Maasai language, and Tanzania’s iconic park is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers.
The National Park is the oldest game reserve, renowned as the site of the annual Great Migration when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest — migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
The country’s Serengeti National Park is the canter of the Great Migration. On your safari in Serengeti, everywhere you look is wonderful. Taking on the roads that are less travelled in the country is really fun and fruitful.
While in the park you will see several cheetahs and cubs, leopards and countless hyenas, lions, zebra, water buffalo, and hippos that are spiced with all manner of birdlife.