Kenya Wildebeest Migration
Kenya Wildebeest Migration : The wildebeest migration is one of the world’s most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world, the wildebeest migration is the annual movement of millions of wildebeests in accompaniment of thousands of zebras, Grant’s gazelles, Thompson gazelle, elands and impalas from Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and vice versa. The wildebeest migration entirely takes place in the great Masai Mara – Serengeti ecosystem.
The wildebeest migration and the wildebeest migration at large is influenced by patterns of rain and green pasture which are excellent grazing opportunities for the migrating herds, because of the pasture the migrating herds keep on moving in different areas found in the Masai Mara – Serengeti ecosystem including Masai Mara national reserve.
The climax of Kenya wildebeest migration is the Mara river crossing event as millions of wildebeests, Thomson and grant’s gazelles, elands and impalas move from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national reserve. The Mara river crossing is the most dramatic event of the wildebeest migration filled with a ton of emotions such as anticipation, heartache, inspiration, excitement and so much more.
The sight of millions of animals rushing into Mara river infested by crocodile and exciting and bring fear at the same time as animals try to fight for their lives.
Wildebeest migration happens in stages including the birthing, the start of the circle, the rut, river crossing and closing the circle, these stages happens in different months of the year.
Many tourists and wildlife photographers look forward to the river crossing event and many documentaries have been made of this event because of it is fascinating and only viewed in Kenya.
The best time to see the wildebeest migration in Kenya
The best time to see the wildebeest migration in Kenya is when the migrating herds come from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national reserve with the river crossing action at Mara River, river crossing is the most spectacular of the wildebeest migration and it is a deadliest event.
Over million wildebeests, zebras and crocodiles encounter crocodile infested Mara river while try to crossing to cross over to Kenya. In this dramatic and deadliest event of the migration crocodiles and other predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards and African dogs waiting at the banks of the river attack the migrating herds and the herds have to fight for their life.
The best time to witness the wildebeest migration in Kenya is between July to September when the river crossing event takes place.