The great wildebeest migration is one of the most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world.
WHAT IS WILDEBEEST MIGRATION?
Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the 7 wonders of the world which happens right at the heart of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Its astonishingly large numbers of wildlife species ensure guests have great game viewing opportunities. A Masai Mara safari promises incredible wildlife sightings all year round. The area is adjoined by private conservancies providing guests with intimate safari experiences.
The great wildebeest migration is one of the most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world. It is an annual movement by millions of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, elands and impalas across the greater Masai Mara-Serengeti Ecosystem.
From July to Septemeber the Mara welcomes the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya. During the wildebeest migration, you will witness how the constant battle for survival makes the Migration Season a particularly exhilarating time to visit Kenya.
The Mara River crossing activity is considered the climax of the migration period. Mara River crossing is an event that will take you through a range of emotions, anticipation, heartache, inspiration, excitement and so much more. The sheer sight of the first herds of animals rushing into the crocodile infested river will make you long for this wildebeest migration every year.
Best time to see the Migration?
The best time to witness the migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara is between July and September. During this period, the greatest spectacle on earth unfolds right before your eyes. Over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles make their way to Masai Mara by crossing the crocodile infested Mara River in search of greener pastures.
The exact timing may change from year to year as it is a spontaneous event influenced by rainfall patterns and the subsequent grazing opportunities. The animals are constantly on the move all year-round. They stay in the Masai Mara from July to October before gradually migrating back to the Serengeti from November.
Because of our longstanding commitment to the Maasai community we are able to provide authentic safari experiences to our guests with the guidance of our Masai friends. No one knows the Mara like the Maasai and as true nature specialists, guests are guaranteed a unique experience during this period.