The Great Wildebeests Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Every year, more than 2 million animals which include wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrates in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti – Tanzania – and cross the Tanzania – Kenya border to the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. The wildebeests migrate around the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara Game Reserve for the sole purpose of following the rainfall as rainy season goes with cumulative green pastures. For their calving mostly from December – March they always begin their cycle in the Southern Serengeti area of Ndutu and follow wherever the grasses are green
The Great Wildebeests Migration in the Serengeti National Park is an inspiring spectacle that repeats more of several hundred years and annually attracts many people to come to East Africa and experience this wonderful thing. Some hundred thousands of antelopes and zebras gather in huge groups, beginning their way towards the valleys with looking for new grass. Many of them die while crossing as they eaten by predators, others are trampled by their frightened relatives and some of them simply do not stand such big loads and separate from herds.
From our experience, one of the most requested events from many tourists during migration is the arrival and crossing of the Mara River that occurs around late July to August and with parts of September. This has become of interested again during their returns to south around the last two weeks of October through early November.