Kenya / Great Wildebeest Migration
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THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

On the vast open plains of the Serengeti and deep into the rolling hills of the Masai Mara the largest animal herds on the planet move in a never-ending natural pattern in response to an undeniable imperative - the need to find fresh, nourishing grazing. Known as the Great Migration, this exceptional natural phenomenon is renowned as Africa's greatest wildlife spectacle. With numbers too vast to imagine, over two million animals, most of them wildebeest, participate in this spectacular cycle.

The thundering hooves of the herds and the enormous clouds of fine red dust they leave in their wake have become an icon of East African safari. Filled with dramatic encounters, this incredible journey takes the herds across fast-flowing rivers inhabited by some of Africa's largest crocodiles, and plains filled with predators.

Experience the wonder and immensity of the Great Migration on the vast plains of the Serengeti or in the spotted land of the Masai Mara. Imagine a breakfast on the open plains, surrounded by thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, peacefully grazing as far as the eye can see.

Witness great numbers of wildebeest calves being born within the space of a few weeks or watch in breathless wonder as the massed herds plunge into the swirling waters of the Mara or Grumeti Rivers. Whether on the move or quietly grazing the lush, green pastures, an encounter with the thundering herds of the Great Migration remains an experience never to be forgotten.

Highlights of the Great Migration

  • Massed herds of almost two million animals
  • The herds attract large numbers of predators
  • Dramatic river crossings
  • Set in the quintessential safari landscapes of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara