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Where are the wildebeest? Updates on the Great Migration.

“The Great Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”.

No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration. Over 2 million animals 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.

The migration is fraught with danger. They have to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive.

In the Maasai Mara they will be hunted, stalked, and run down by the larger carnivores. The Maasai Mara has one of the largest densities of lion in the world and is no wonder this is the home of the BBC wildlife channels Big Cat Diary”

Keep looking out for regular updates (see below) from Jonas, our agent on the ground in Kenya...

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Great Migration crosses the croc-infested Grumeti River, Tanzania
Great Migration crosses the dangerous Grumeti River, Tanzania
The Great Migration
Close up of wildebeest
The early arrivals
Across the Savannah
Lion at kill
On safari in Africa
Watching the stampede
Running at high speed
Running at high speed


30 June 2011

Got a call from Masai Mara this morning and the first groups of wildebeests have now crossed the border in to Kenya and Masai Mara! Will keep you updated on daily basis from now on.

6 June 2011

Many of the resident zebras and wilderbeest and zebras walking in from Northern plains have already start to gather around the Musiera Swamp in Masai Mara. Flying over the area, an estimated 40,000-50,000 animals have already come together.

The migration coming from Serengeti
The first group of Zebras have been sighted at the Sand River, crossing over towards the Tanzanian Border. The movements in the Serengeti all point towards the big herds will start crossing over to Kenya and Masai Mara towards end of June.