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2024/2025 Wildebeest Migration Update

Experience the Spectacular Great Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania and Kenya

The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. Every year, over two million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles embark on a journey across the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in search of fresh grazing lands. This epic journey, which spans across Kenya and Tanzania, is a true marvel to behold and offers visitors the opportunity to witness the grandeur and beauty of the African savannah in all its glory.

The migration begins in the southern Serengeti in Tanzania in late December and early January, where the wildebeest give birth to their calves. From there, the herd moves northwards through the Serengeti, crossing the Mara River in July and August, and arriving in the Maasai Mara in Kenya in September and October.

As the wildebeest make their way across the savannah, they encounter a variety of obstacles, including crocodile-infested rivers, steep cliffs, and treacherous terrain. Despite the challenges, the wildebeest push forward, driven by the instinct to survive and the search for food.

This amazing journey is also a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, The Great Wildebeest Migration not only features the wildebeest but also zebras and gazelles, predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas also follow the migrating herds in search of prey.

The best way to experience the Great Wildebeest Migration is to plan your trip between June and October when the wildebeest are crossing the Mara River and moving through the Maasai Mara. During this time, visitors can take part in game drives, hot air balloon rides, or even a guided walking safari to get up close and personal with the migrating herds.

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it is an epic journey that showcases the raw beauty and power of nature. It’s a true testimony of the resilience, adaptation, and survival of the wildebeest, in what becomes an unforgettable journey for the visitors that are lucky enough to witness it.