The great wildebeest migration, also known as ‘the greatest show on earth is happening right now in Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Where does the wildebeest migration start and end?
The wildebeest migrate around the Serengeti, and into the Masai Mara for the sole purpose of following the rainfall. For their calving from December – March they always begin their cycle in the Southern Serengeti area of Ndutu and follow wherever the grass is greener…
Where are the wildebeest?
Their habitat comprises the grassy plains and open woodlands of central, southern, and eastern Africa, particularly the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya. They travel in large herds and are active day and night, grazing constantly.
What is the biggest danger to the wildebeest when they begin their migration back home?
Thousands of the ungainly, horned animals fall prey to predators each year, while others perish from broken bones and drowning. One of the most hazardous moments comes when the herd must swim across the Mara River, shortly after passing from Tanzania into Kenya.
Where is the best place to see the Great Migration?
5 of the best places to see the Great Migration
- Asilia Naboisho Camp, Mara Naboisho Conservancy.
- Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park.
- Mbono Tented Camp, Maswa Wildlife Reserve.
- Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Grumeti Reserve.
- Bateleur Camp, Masai Mara National Park.
What is the best time of year to visit the Serengeti?
The best times to visit Serengeti National Park are from January to February or from June through September, although you should plan your trip around the movement of The Great Migration.
Which is better Masai Mara or Serengeti?
Basically, there’s no one better than the other here, both Serengeti and Masai Mara are amazing safari destinations. Masai Mara is probably slightly more concentrated (year-long) from a wildlife point-of-view, but Serengeti has mind-blowing vastness. There are pros and cons to going on safari in both.
Where is the great migration in July?
Grumeti Conservancy, Ikorongo Game Reserve and Northern Serengeti is the place to be to see the thousands and thousands of plains game, spread across as far as the eye can see.
Do wildebeests sleep?
On average these wildebeest spend around 4.5 h sleeping each day. This sleep is comprised of both non-REM (4.2 h) and REM (0.28 h).