This is the most surprising event which happen between the land of two African Countries, The Serengeti in the Northern Tanzania and Maasai Mara Game reserve in the Southern of Kenya. The Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately two to two and a half million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems.
The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the 1.5+ million animal ungulate (wildebeest) migration. From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.
Tanzania’s 5,700 square mile Serengeti National Park makes up 97% of the ecosystem whilst Kenya’s Masai Mara, the northern boundary of the Serengeti, makes up 3% of the ecosystem. The Loliondo private community area borders the Serengeti in the east and the Grumeti Game Reserve borders the Serengeti in the west. The ecosystem can be divided into three areas: the southern grass plains, the Western Corridor and the northern Serengeti / Mara. The southern grass plains have endless, almost treeless, wide-open plains; the Western Corridor has rock kopjes and the Grumeti River, and the northern Serengeti / Mara is largely open woodland and rolling hills.
Many people believe that they can visit any part of the Serengeti, or Mara, and have great wildlife viewing regardless of the time of year (and lodges and camps do little to dispel this belief as they would love year round clients rather than to be busy for only 2 or 3 months of each year when the wildebeest are “in town”).
If you like the real wildlife adventures in East Africa, this is the best option you can choose. contact us today to book for your Safari.