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Migration Safaris

Migration Safaris

DISCOVER ONE OF THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD - As the last remaining multi-species migration on the planet this is truly a spectacle to behold.
From mid-June to late November The Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara is the largest overland migration. The animals travelling a total of 8000km or even more during the cycle.
An exceptional inspiration for a dream nature tour.
In Kenya the migration stretches to the Masai Mara Game Reserve bordering the Serengeti National Park in the North.
The migration sees over 1.5 Million wildebeests, 200,000 Zebra and a host of other antelopes all travelling cross country.
This treacherous odyssey is dictated by the seasons, depending on the annual rains and renewal of the fresh pasture which may seasonally occur earlier or later in some years.
This spectacle is worth the effort to make a photo safari in the Masai Mara as multitudes of wild gnus pour across the plains, driven by instinct and necessity in such a way that they act as an entity, pursuing their destiny, to rut, mate, dare and die on an impossibly perilous journey which ensure their survival and continuity of the eco system as they are the main spring.
The epic journey is one of violence and endurance as they battle their way through granite kopjes where cheetahs and lions lie in stealth for ambush, through the crocodile filled Mara River, over plains scorched by wildfires, but their swarm intelligence ensure they systematically explore and over come the obstacles as one.
Then homing in on distant rains, they circle back again, daring greater hazards by the same water, same predators and shading about a quarter of their numbers by the wayside.
To appreciate the enormity of this phenomenon, you must take part tracking and observing 4x4 game viewing vehicles, filming from the ground or in the air to zoom in on the action as if the unending grassland were a theatre with your own cast of millions performing their rituals.