5 Reasons to add the Wildebeest Migration to your bucket list

October 26, 2016

We believe the Wildebeest Migration is something that everybody should experience…at least once.

Dubbed the World Cup of Wildlife, the Wildebeest Migration is a year around event that sees millions of wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of Burchell’s zebras, moving from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. Driven by the promise of greener pastures, this endless journey of chasing the rains in a race for life, is a wildlife spectacle like no other.

Here are 5 reasons why we think a Wildebeest Migration Safari should be on your bucket list:

1. Wildebeest as far as the eye can see!
Gathered in their millions, the sheer number of wildebeest present is overwhelming and quite a sight to behold.

Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kenya, Masai Mara

2. It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet for predators
Where there are wildebeest, there are lions not too far off! With no shortage of food around, the predators are a lot less shy and can often be seen out in the open, sometimes even on a hunt or devouring a kill.

Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kenya, Masai Mara

3. Contending with Crocs
Witness herds of frantic wildebeest plunge into Mara River and attempt to cross while fighting strong currents and hungry crocodiles. The Mara River crossings are amongst the most dramatic wildlife crossing spectacles on the planet.

Wildebeest Migration River Crossing Kenya, Masai Mara

4. Scavengers Galore
From hyenas and jackals to vultures and birds of prey, every scavenger under the African sun comes to clean up all the carcasses. The fight for food can also lead to some fantastic inter-species interaction.

Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kenya, Masai Mara

5. Fantastic photographic opportunities await.
Spectacular sunsets and scenery, dramatic wildlife encounters and non-stop action. With that much wildlife gathered in one area, the Wildebeest Migration is a wildlife photographer’s dream come true.

Zebra, Wildebeest Migration Safari, Kenya, Masai Mara

Sounds great, right? And it is. Trust us. However, there’s a knack to planning the perfect migration safari. The herds are constantly on the move so planning and preparation play a big role. Take a look at our 6-Point guide to experiencing the Migration for more info.

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