Where’s the best place to see the wildebeest migration?

Where’s the best place to see the wildebeest migration? One of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world is the Great Wildebeest Migration.  In quest of lusher meadows and more plentiful water, over two million wildebeest embark on the epic migration from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya on a safari.

The perils they face along the road range from defending their young from sly lions to escaping the hungry teeth of river crocodiles. The continuous herds can be seen at various periods along the year-long migration since it travels in a circular pattern.

This is a quick tour to the sites that are the finest to go to view this most amazing migration.

The Mara River.

The wildebeest’s crossing of the Mara River is one of the movement’s most breathtaking safari moments. Standing on the bank’s edge, you may watch entire herds suddenly fall downward towards the river while dust is being thrown up in the air. They sprinted into the water in an instant, propelled by their natural desire to survive.

Some animals are suddenly dragged under the water amid the thunder of hooves and the desperate paddling. Under the water, crocodiles are lying in wait, waiting to close their jaws over the helpless bodies of the migrating wildebeest. While some animals may manage to escape and cross the river, others will perish at the hands of these strong predators.

As the herds cross the border between Tanzania and Kenya, the months of July and October are the finest for viewing this spectacle. The dry season is tightening its hold on the land at this time of year, driving the wildebeest to take desperate measures.

The Plains of the Mara Reserve.

The Masai Mara Great Plains are waiting for those who make it across the river alive. The abundance of abundant grass and freshwater that follows the rain showers that start in September and October is their reward for thus far surviving.

The Mara’s crocodiles have consumed all of the wildebeest, but the herds are still sizable. Gazelle and zebra are scatted throughout the plains of feeding wildebeest, which stretch all the way to the horizon. From Governor’s Camp, it’s not unusual to see thousands of animals extending off in the horizon.

Visitors will be able to watch a variety of local birds, drawn by the insects and grubs churned up by the wildebeest movement, in addition to the breathtaking view of the migration.

 The Ndutu Plains.

The herds retreat to the Masai Mara’s verdant grasslands and then turn back southern into Tanzania, following the rain. From around January to February, they settle in the plains of Ndutu, which are located in the northern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and give birth to their young. Around 500,000 calves are born in a period of three weeks, adding to the already enormous herd.

This is observed because cheetahs, lions, and hyenas congregate and use various hunting strategies to prey on the young, defenseless wildebeest.

You might see a lone lioness crouching low in the grass before moving closer to the herd and charging at them. Alternatively, you might see a group of hyenas mercilessly drag a wildebeest to the ground after separating it from the others. In any case, the Serengeti’s calving season is a time of increased conflict where the cycle of life can be seen in all its terrible glory.

Where’s the best place to see the wildebeest migration?
Maasai mara

The greatest show on earth. 

One of the most amazing natural phenomena is the Wildebeest Migration, which travels from Tanzania to Southern Kenya. 2 million animals are transported in herds over a distance of 1,800 miles and a year, enduring the dangers of fording crocodile-infested rivers and the relief of arriving at greener pastures.

The Mara River, the grasslands of the Masai Mara National Park, and the Ndutu grasslands of Tanzania’s Serengeti are three prime locations to witness this vast migration of wildebeest and all the drama it brings.

Check out Governor’s Camp if you’re thinking of taking a safari to Africa to watch the wildebeest migration. Our opulent camps, which have several sites within the Masai Mara reserve, provide a relaxing yet practical base from which to view this natural spectacle.

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