The great migration is both magnificent and tragic

The great migration is both magnificent and tragic : Great migration is the most spectacular safari experience on a Kenya safari. During the period of the year from July to October is when thousands of wildebeests begin to migrate from Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in Kenya in seeking pasture, is here again.

As you observe helpless and weak wildebeests give in to the strong holding jaws of the crocodiles and the raging waters of the Mara River after fighting so hard, you cannot help but pay take in at their ‘kamikaze’ odyssey. Do not feel that way about the great migration; you could occasionally even be inclined to think of it as a pointless and meaningless work of nature.

After four arduous months of trekking, the enormous mass of wildebeest and zebra breaks into a desperate stampede of survival to greener pastures and calving areas, revealing the entire jumble before your eyes. There are no adequate words to describe why this amazing spectacle came dangerously close to being named “The 8th Wonder of the World.”

More than 2 million herbivores suddenly start their annual big migration, as if responding to a “higher call of duty.” Over the course of the long journey, many of them would perish from hunger, thirst, illness, and weariness.

In all, about 250,000 wildebeest will perish during the 2,896-KM journey yet another predicted 500,000 will also be born during this period to risk, yet again, with the remaining herd of survivors, the second leg of the perilous journey back to the Serengeti between October and November to arrive in February.

There has been an unexpected occurrence in this year’s migration. The resident Loita herds, which typically migrate into the Mara from the east of the park, arrived in the Mara later than the major migration from southern Tanzania. It usually takes everyone by surprise when the Loita wildebeests arrive because they don’t always presage the coming of the larger herd from the south.

When the animals gather at the banks of the now-swollen Mara River in August and September, it’s the ideal time to witness this dramatic live display on a Kenya safari, orchestrated by nature. However, some safari activity is visible as early as July 1st; every year, when the zebras and wildebeests entered the Mara on July 1st.

There are alternatives for domestic tourists to attend this opulent event at a lower cost. To begin with, you may get together with friends and split the cost of your journey. Take into account booking a double or triple room at one of the opulent tented campgrounds nearby. Remember to bring your national ID card with you so you can take advantage of the game reserve’s significantly reduced citizen park fee for entry.

It has been a long, dry, and lean period for the hunter, and food has finally arrived. As the great migration gets underway, the stage is set for some magnificent gaming safari experiences as the hunter pursues the hunted. May the best animal win when the games start?

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