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Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages, Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari, Wildebeest Migration Safari Holiday, Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventure, Wildebeest Migration Safari Tour. Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages is not a single crossing but a circular and endless event. Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages introduces you to one of the most spectacular and thrilling wildlife behaviors on earth; the Masai Mara Migration. The event, also called the great wildebeest migration in Africa, occurs every year from July to October. The migrating herd comprises over 1.5 million wildebeests, 0.2 million zebras, and different species of antelopes. Their goal, driven by instincts, is to move from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, across the Mara River, into Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
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On day you will take your Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari, ours is to thrive in this magnificence. Only gently disrupting the peaceful morning quiet with the vrooms of our 4×4 top-off Land Cruisers, which offer optimal game viewing. Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari is an organize Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages in Kenya as you enjoy the magical wildebeest migration which is the greatest wild animal movement ever registered in the whole world and it is classified as one of the 7 wildlife wonderers of the true wildness in the whole world. The wildebeest migration involves the movement of over a million wildebeest and other animals such as zebras, elands, and the movement started from Serengeti National Park in Northern Kenya to Masai National Reserve found in the western part of Kenya crossing the Mara River.
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Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the important destinations in Kenya for wildness and it covers over 1510 square kilometers with the landscapes dominated majorly by the savannah plains with scattered trees of the acacia. Masai Mara National Reserve is known as the home of the African elephants and other big 5 animals such as the giraffes, lions, leopards as well as rhinos, and many more other animal species which can be combined with Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages.
Great Wildebeest Migration safari across Serengeti National park in Tanzania & Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya is the world phenomena & certainly a life time experience. This annual movement of herds involves wildebeest, Zebra & Gazelle. Our Serengeti Wildebeest Migration safari package & Mara River crossing includes other Northern Tanzania parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara & the Ngorongoro crater.
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Affordable Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages can be customized to short safari days and can include Tanzania or Kenya side only depending on where the Wildebeest Migration is packed. The Great Wildebeest migration is a well-documented spectacle that you have probably heard from one source or another, but it is difficult to comprehend just how breath-taking this display is without witnessing it first-hand. Simply put, the Wildebeest migration is one of the most stunning events that you could ever wish to see.
It's drama on a truly epic scale: the migrating herds undergo all manner of challenges and hardships as they move from region to region. They’re constantly under attack from predators, none more so than from Africa's big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah – and the massive crocodiles that lie in wait at various river crossing points. Fortunately, we’ve been planning Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages in Africa since 1998.
Witness huge crocodiles of the Mara River as they wait for the herbivorous to cross the swollen Mara river and enter into Masai Mara Game Reserve from Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration river crossing in August moves north, passing through the Lobo area (north of Central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. We’ve helped thousands of travelers to be in the best possible place at the best possible time for the best possible price. If you're looking for expert planning advice, look no further. We’ve compiled all our specialist tips in this handy beginner’s guide to a Wildebeest Migration safari.
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The Great Migration as it is known is the movement of a million plus wildebeest from Serengeti in Tanzania northwards into the adjoining Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. It is one of the world's most spectacular and thrilling display of wildlife behavior. The migration takes place every year with the animal’s primal instincts guiding them towards greener pastures following the climatic rain fall patterns over the Serengeti-Maasai Mara eco system. For the 2021 and 2022 seasons we recommend planning your travel for mid-July as this is when the migration typically starts proper with the larger herds of wildebeest starting the move into Masai Mara. The migration takes place till end of August, before declining into mid-September.
Although numbers vary every year, past migrations have seen upto 1.5 million wildebeest, close to a million Zebra and large numbers of others animals undertake the long trek that lasts many weeks. Their journey is especially frought with danger as they cross the crocodile infested Mara and Talek rivers along the way, during which many cannot escape the giant Nile crocodiles lying in wait for their prey.
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Travelers planning a safari to Kenya often have many questions related to the migration and we are listing the most common below for the sake of brevity.
What time of the Year is the Wildebeest Migration? Though the migration into Masai Mara typically starts in July and ends late September, the exact dates around this period are not predictable until the first large wildebeest herds actually gather at the northern edge of Serengeti as they near the Mara. These initial herds are sometimes known to gather at a spot for days on end without crossing over to the Mara, so when exactly the final leg of the movement starts is difficult to predict.
So what is the best time to visit Masai Mara to see the Migration? Based on decades of experience, we would choose mid-July to late August as the best time to see the migration, keeping in mind it is a gradual event that takes places over several weeks at different locations along the Serengeti Masai Mara border. If we were to narrow it down further to what month is the best to see the migration, we would probably pick August.
Where do the wildebeest migrate to and from? The movement of the wildebeest is from Serengeti into Masai Mara and is dictated by factors such as the climate, pasture and mating and calving seasons. Keep in mind the wildebeest are migrating through the year in a generally clockwise direction covering vast areas reaching into Southern, Central and Western Serengeti before the year long trek brings them to Masai Mara around July to August. Their journey back to Serengeti happens around late October though this is less spectacular and more like a slow dispersal.
How do you see the Wildebeest Migration? You can see the migration during a safari game drive in the Masai Mara Game reserve which is conducted in specialized vehicles driver by experienced Driver-Guides. As there are several core points where the wildebeest cross the rivers, it may be necessary to access and station oneself at these points during a day-long outing in the reserve as some of the lodges and camps can be up to an hour's drive from the ideal vantage points. Most tourists who come specially to see the migration consider seeing the river crossings a highlight of their tour and therefore want to spend enough time at these crossing points, which by the way tend to vary slightly every year while staying within a generally similar sub locality of the reserve.
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Month by Month Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages
Many people think that the Great Migration only happens once in a year, but the migration is in fact an all year round phenomenon event - offering different unique and exciting wildlife experience at various times of the year. The River crossing is one of the most requested event of the migration and usually coincide with the peak safari season, therefore the assumption that this is the only time of the year that the wildebeest are on the move or can be seen.
This crossing usually occurs at Mara River around late July to August with parts of September and again on their return south, around the last two weeks of October through early November. Hence, the best times to track and see the annual wildebeest migration in Masai Mara. Below is a general breakdown of more or less where the herds are during the year, bearing in mind it's difficult to predict the herds movement as it's prompted by rain, which can be early, late or ‘on time’.
December to April - Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages
Depending on the rains, the herds can be seen south of Serengeti National Park between Ndutu plains and Ngorongoro plains. Hence, the best place to be during these four months is the far south of Serengeti. Around February, it is the calving season and there are high chances of witnessing a wildebeest birth. The herds move swiftly, in search of favorable grasslands to provide sustenance for the arrival of their young. The predator interaction is also most likely, as the lions and leopards are moving to this region to prey on the young and vulnerable calves. End of March/early April the herds move slowly and predictably to begin their northward journey, and many have left already and are in the central and even western Serengeti.
Wildebeest in Ndutu plains, Serengeti
May to June - Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages
During this time of the year the migratory herds all seem to be moving north, in search of fresh grazing and water. The migration is usually in huge columns of up to 40 kilometers / 25 miles in length can be sometimes be seen as the wildebeest funnel up into the central and western Serengeti, often containing hundreds of thousands of animals – joined by many zebra, and a scattering of Thomson's and Grant's gazelles. June marks the end of rainy season, traditionally this is the Grumeti River crossing period, but this is mainly dependent on water level of the Grumeti River (here you may spot Nile Crocodiles). This crossing is not quite as spectacular as the crossings of the Mara River.
Wildlife in Serengeti National Park
July to September - Wildebeest Migration Safari Packages
This is when the big event occurs, the start of major Mara River crossing. The herds have reached the western Serengeti and Grumeti Reserves and are peering closely at the brown waters of the rivers they have to cross. In August, the survivors herd continues moving northwards, into the northern Serengeti and begin crossing into Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. The herd breaks into smaller groups- almost half of the animals remains in the northern Serengeti, the rest of the wildebeest will have crossed the Mara River, and the majority of the herds will be in the Greater Masai Mara area, eating the lush green grass resources before venturing north towards the private conservancies (Mara North, Olare Orok). This is usually the most preferred moments of the migration, watching the frantic herds of the wildebeests crossing the Mara River.
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