The Great Migration begins early

Posted on 11 June 2019

Kenya’s Great Migration sees two million animals move from the Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara, typically between July and August. Although it’s only June, wildebeest have been spotted in the Mara River area already.

According to Tourism Update who spoke to Chalo Africa, many herds of wildebeest have been seen in the Western Corridor / Grumeti Reserves.

‘We predict an earlier migration to the Mara as well this year, with herds most likely entering the Mara by the first week of July.’

The Great Wildebeest Migration usually occurs between July and October and is one of nature’s most spectacular events.

The migratory route begins in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania and goes through Kenya all the way to the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Included in the two million animals that migrate are Thompson’s gazelle, zebra, eland and wildebeest.

The early migration is attributed to an extended dry season, Tourism Update says. Water has reportedly dried up in the Serengeti, meaning the Mara River is the only available water source for the animals at this time.


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