Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara Game Reserve
The Masai Mara turns green after the rains and by now the wildebeest herds are on the way to Masai Mara having been triggered to move by the lighting and thunder up north in the Mau hills. The more than 1.3 million wildebeests, a quarter of a million zebras and over 300,000 gazelles start an epic 3000 km trek across two countries of Kenya and Tanzania and passing through Serengeti, Masai Mara and Ngorongoro parks. Nothing will stop the annual wildebeest migration from happening each year, not the raging flooded river, neither the 18ft nile crocodiles nor the marauding big cats of the Masai Mara can stop this wonder of the world phenomena.
The Masai Mara wildebeest migration happens every year between July and October like clockwork. Great annual wildebeest migration also attracts hundreds of tourists to witness the great Mara river crossing stampede and t track the animals across the plains of the Masai Mara game reserve.
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3 Days Wildebeest Migration Joining Tours in Kenya 2018
3 days wildebeest migration joining tours in Kenya this year 2018 will start from July, August, September and end in October. The wildebeest migration will however start taking shape from April in Tanzania when the herds start to group together after the January-February and March breeding season.
Wildebeest migration distance covered
The wildebeest’s migration covers a distance of over 3,000km of plains, rivers and grasslands in search of the fresh grass up north. This is a cyclic wildebeest migration route that crosses two countries of Kenya and Tanzania and passes through Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Masai Mara. The animals take atleast 3-4 months to cover the migration route in masai mara before returning back to Serengeti in Tanzania.
Best Wildebeest migration Kenya dates- Best time to go for a Great migration tour in Kenia
Wildebeest migration in Kenya dates are anywhere from the mid July through to Early October. Your best bet to see a wildebeest migration river crossing however is in August and September. These are more or less quite correct dates although sometimes they could delay or come earlier by a week or two.
Where is the wildebeest migration right now? Right now in the month of January 2018, the migration is yet to start. The wildebeests are now breeding in the Ngorongoro and seronera plains. Very soon the calves will be strong enough to start the migration. This is also the time of plenty for the hyenas and the big cats as they grab a lot of the new born calves which helps to control the blue wildebeest populations.
A 3 day wildebeest migration joining tour in Kenya 2018 itinerary looks like this.
Nairobi To Masai Mara
You will depart Nairobi for masai mara game reserve wildebeest migration by 8:30am and arrive in time for lunch and a siesta. You will later go for a game drive at 4:00pm until dusk to see your first glance of the wildebeest migration. There are more than 2 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles on the match.
Dinner and overnight will be at the budget tented camp or lodge.
Masai Mara Game Reserve Tracking Wildebeests
Depart your camp for the mara river with wildebeest tracking enroute. You will be gone for the whole day. At the river you will watch the world spectacle of the wildebeest river crossing stampede where hundreds of them die from drowning, crocodiles and lions attacks.
You will see the best dramatic moments of the wildebeest migration here at the mara river as thousands upon thousands of these animals jump into the river in a suicidal rush to beat the strong currents and the crocodiles.
Enjoy a bush lunch by the river as you watch the animals crossing and later go on a long afternoon game drive. Arrive back at the camp at dusk in time for a well deserved shower and dinner.
Masai Mara To Nairobi City
Enjoy an early breakfast and depart the camp for the final game drive to see the wildebeest migration.
Return to the camping site at 9:00am and depart for Nairobi city by 10:00pm. You will be dropped back to your city hotel by late afternoon after a great 3 day masai mara wildebeest migration safari.
End of tour
Cost of Safari: Usd 390 per person
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