Masai Mara's mammal migrations
Though vast streams of bleating wildebeest crashing and swimming across a river en masse is an iconic image of Africa’s plains migrations, it is a year-round process, and the crossing is but one of many fascinating moments. You might be lucky to see crocodiles and lions picking off the weak, old or unlucky by the riverbank, but you definitely will see large herds of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle travelling between the great fenceless parks of the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania, conjoining to render political boundaries meaningless to the epic cycling of African life. You might be familiar with it from celluloid nature documentaries, but the reality of Kenya’s migration is so much more striking. Get up close to predators and prey living in such profusion you’ll soon realize why an African safari is one of the all time great travel experiences. And why the rolling plains, woodlands and wildlife riches of the Masai Mara National Reserve make it one of the finest game reserves in the world. Please note that Kenya's migration is seasonal and usually takes place in the months of July through to November.