The Great Migration of East Africa

The Great Migration: One of the most thrilling views in the animal kingdom. This annual mass migration of wildebeest and other herbivores, with their entourage of predators in toe, is a priceless and breathtaking experience.

Every year between June and December, one of the world’s largest and longest animal migrations takes place in East Africa. Over two million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other animals travel across the Serengeti into Kenya’s Maasai Mara in pursuit of greener grounds. The migration starts in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and reaches the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is why it’s hailed as one of the Seven National Wonders of Africa. 

While migration happens year-round, July and August are the months’ wild beasts cross the Mara River. By the end of the summer, usually in September, the rainy season will begin again and the animals will start their journey back to the Serengeti.