The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the unaltered terrestrial mammal migrations and majorly one of the notable seven natural wonders in Africa. On a global scale, the great migration in the Serengeti National Park is the second-largest terrestrial mammal migration.
Serengeti National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania, inclusive of the great protected area of approximately 30,000 km2 of land with several game reserves. Even though Serengeti National Park is home to a wide range of wildlife with the park harboring all the big five, with an estimated number of large mammals which amounts to over 70, over 500 bird species are found there.
The Great Wildebeest Migration is an immense annual movement of giant herds of wildebeest, zegy7bras with many more grazers in great numbers of over two million that move through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara an experience that will blow your mind.
The Migration of grazers in the region is mainly a result of the presence of grass to graze on. This therefore influences the circular movement of mammals in which they move toward the much greener areas with more pastures to graze on.
However, the long journeys of over a hundred kilometers if fraught with danger since the mammals are exposed to predators such as lions, cheetahs, and crocodiles that hunt down the migrating mammals.
The Great Migration annual starts from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the southern part of the Serengeti National Park with great numbers of grazers moving while looping in the clockwise direction through the Serengeti National Park heading north to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
Despite the fact the Great Migration is annually and trips can be carried out at any time of the year, the Migration is also highly dependent on the rainfall and for best experience and viewing of the migration may necessitate one to be well equipped with the movement information.
Between July to October, the white beard wildebeest and the rest of the gravers are normally in the northern Serengeti Plains which offers a great opportunity to see over two million mammals crossing the Mara River which is regarded as the death-defying River a dramatic act that is considered by many tourists as the best time to see the migration.
Then Between December to March, the grazers are usually in the southern part of the Serengeti with the mammals concentrating mainly in the Ndutu area. Between this time is when there is calving. It is the best time to see the grazers congregating on the sweeping plains in the south in large numbers since it is the calving season.
However, during the rest of the year that is during November, April, May, and June, the time is referred to as the transition time and the movement occurs between places.
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