Migration Arrives At Mara

17 July 2012 | Jo Jenkins | Mara, Migration

The wildebeest migration has now arrived in the Mara. Guests have seen several hundred wildebeest crossing the Mara River today. Many wildebeest and zebra have also crossed the Sand River while more spilled into the Mara Triangle from the Serengeti across the border in Tanzania.

It may take days, weeks or even another month before we see the last of the Wildebeest make their way down towards the river in an attempt at the crossing. Do not miss out on the opportunity to witness this wonder.

Termed as the 7th wonder of the "New World", the Great Migration movement is one of the most spectacular sightings one will ever get to experience. Over two million animals will migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October every year.

In order to get into the Mara Plains, these animals have to actually cross over the Mara River where crocodiles lay in waiting for their prey. It takes just one wildebeest to make the first move into the waters and before you know it, the wildebeest in the Mara fight for their lives as they try and make it across to the other side. It must be highlighted however that the Mara crossing alone is not what the Migration is all about. The astonishing influx of Wildebeest herds moving from the Serengeti into the Mara surviving in this circle of life is what makes the Migration what we know it to be!

Written by Jo Jenkins

Jo’s enthusiasm for safari as a child when her parents worked in Zambia, then Kenya. Jo quickly fancied herself as a safari expert and has been a keen game tracker ever since. Although, more recently, she is very keen to trial many of the (more luxurious) beach lodges we now offer.

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