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Title: Kenya Safari Tours – Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

African Memorable Safaris
Kenya Safari Tours Wildebeest Migration in
Masai Mara
The Majestic Wildebeest Migration Masai Mara
National Reserve is famed as one of the
spectacular destinations to explore on Kenya
safari tours. The wildebeest migration is one of
the most spectacular natural events around the
world. Starring wildebeest as the key players,
featuring characters like the predators and
scavengers staged in two different countries like
Kenya and Tanzania, and a major obstacle the
Mara River. Youll get to experience such a
movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest
migration that youll find nowhere around the
world. In fact, over two million animal species
starts migrating from the Serengeti National Park
to the greenish pastures of the Masai Mara
National Reserve from July through October. The
Migration Process The Serengeti has a dry
season in the mid-May. It makes the stage for the
millions of wildebeest species to embark on a
long journey around hundreds of kilometer
northward to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The
Mara receives a great amount of rainfall as
compared to the Serengeti National Park. Though
rainfall is year round, it peaks in April, May,
and August.
During the late August, wildebeests start
marching for three months. Being exhausted and
emaciated for long, they encounter Mara River a
natural frontier that differentiates the Mara in
Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania at the end of
their journey. The wildebeest are in the dreadful
condition, the Mara plains have been trampled on
for a few days. This means, there is nothing left
for them to graze. The weakest and youngest
collapse and remain where they fall exactly. The
wildebeest converge on the river in their tens of
thousands, awaiting the moment when more fearless
among them will take the plunge. In that time,
predators and scavengers await in anticipation.
They rarely miss the opportunities. The plunge
starts, driven by hunger and urged on by a great
number, the first few on the front line jump, the
rest follow spiked by this wild turmoil. Getting
across or out of the Mara River is just as
dangerous as the opposite bank wall is so
steep. Thousands of animal species are trying
for the Mara River at this point a recipe for
disaster. The muddy rocks give small grip to
their hooves the breathtaking spectacle is
turning to a tragedy. The wildebeest carry on
with their journey that comes along. Some of
them break their backs leaping from the steep
banks that dont matter and what matters is to
keep going with the flow. Its the last step of
their long journey and they reach the opposite
bank without drowning or being swept downstream
by the river. Lurking in the murky waters of the
Mara River is one of the most dangerous beasts of
the African savanna the crocodiles. Their
camouflage allows them to go unnoticed. No doubt,
their time has come and they exert a heavy toll
from the wildebeest hordes passing through their
domain. Theres a major for the crocodiles during
the wildebeest migration every year.
Finally, the spectacle is over. Gradually peace
returns to the Mara River the river crossing
exerts a huge number of casualties. However, its
the devastating experience for the wildebeest and
the outstanding one for the scavengers and
predators. Across the Mara River bank, the
hyenas embark on a hunting expedition for the
victims of the migration. Many calves have been
separated from their mothers during the Mara
River crossing. However, the calves start
wandering for days looking for their
mothers. The wildebeest that are safe and sound
from the migration have now overrun the Mara
plains. The rain is holding off but the grass is
still a little dry, far more abundant than in the
Serengeti National Park. The rain soon arrives
and everything comes to life. However, it only
takes a few days for the grasslands to grow
again, for the dry dust in the air to be replaced
by the fragrance of wet grass. The wildebeest
stay there for long to become strong again. In
the late September, they will retrace their steps
and return to Serengeti, repeating the process
from Tanzania. Moreover, wildebeest change their
tour itinerary from year to year never using the
same crossing point from the last migration. In
short, its a dynamic process that defies
predictions no two years are the same ever.
CONCLUSION Planning Kenya safari tours this
year? If theres an East Africa safari you should
go on, this has it be it. Its certainly
incredible, magical, and indescribable. At
African Memorable Safaris, youre assured of
experiencing this magical adventure first hand
and in the finest way as possible. Our safari
tour consultants are on hand to help you in
planning this one of its kind experience to
treasure forever. For more information about our
Kenya safari tours, please visit our website
at https//
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