The extraordinary annual Great Migration of wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world. This is the largest Migration of Mammals on the planet and one of the most breathtaking events in the Animal Kingdom, untying the Seven Wonder’s knot of the world!
Enigmatically, it gathers hundreds of thousands of Wildebeests, Zebras, Gazelles and other animals in their spectacular 1000 plus mile pilgrimage off the Serengeti short grassland plains, in May or early June, annually. They impressively move from the vast plains of the Serengeti covering hundreds of kilometers….and across the treacherous Grumeti and Mara Rivers, to the Champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara. In the wake of Migration, follow the predators- Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Jackals, while vultures circle overhead to clean up. Some of the Africa’s biggest Crocodiles lie in wait, with price tags for any river-crossing. As the migratory animals start leaving the Southern Plains of Serengeti, it is also profoundly fascinating to see and hear thousands of bulls in a Big Hum, advertising themselves in a struggle to pass their genes. It is this migration that many people envisage when they think of Wild Africa, and it was this that led the British Colonial Government create the 5700 square mile Serengeti National Park in 1951, to preserve this untouched, primeval Africa in its original splendor. To experience all these and many more, simply send an inquiry to Team Guide Africa for the best African safari, outfitting Grumeti Expeditions and Masai Mara Safaris. The experience is with no doubt incredible!
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