Wildebeest Migration Crossings

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Wildebeest Migration Crossings

What is Wildebeest Crossing?

What is wildebeest crossing? Wildebeest crossing is an event that happens in Masai Mara Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals cross the great Mara River in July to October of every year. Different crossings happen in between these months. 

There is nowhere in the world you will see such a wonder where millions of animals migrate across plains and rivers, but only in Masai Mara and Serengeti. These migrations of wildebeests start from the South of Serengeti and Ndutu up to Northern Serengeti. 

Wildebeest calves born in January to March of every year, grow in height and weight crossing the plains of Serengeti through the Grumeti rivers and all the way to arriving in Northern Serengeti all grown and ready to conquer the challenges of river crossing.

Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania - Wildebeest Calving Season - Wildebeest Migration Safaris - Wildebeest Migration Crossings - Wildebeest Sightings
Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania - Wildebeest Calving Season - Wildebeest Migration Safaris - Wildebeest Migration Crossings - Wildebeest Sightings

Wildebeest Migration Crossings

Why Do Wildebeests Migrate?

Why do Wildebeests Migrate? Wildebeests migrate in search of food, and water across the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, but also to fulfill their biological clock. They migrate to Masai Mara to mate in July to October and later migrate down to Ndutu to give birth in January to March.

The wildebeest Migration is a full year of activity involving different phenomena and sightings. These beasts bring a lot of action in any place they migrate to. More actions are seen in the Northern Serengeti and Masai Mara as they cross the infested Mara River.

Big cats such as lions, leopards, cheaters, and even scavengers like vultures, hyenas, and silverback jackals follow these herds step by step. Alot of activities is seen during this time.

Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania - Wildebeest Calving Season - Wildebeest Migration Safaris - Wildebeest Migration Crossings - Wildebeest Sightings
Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania - Wildebeest Calving Season - Wildebeest Migration Safaris - Wildebeest Migration Crossings - Wildebeest Sightings

Wildebeest Crossing Points

Best Wildebeest Crossing Points in Serengeti and Masai Mara

The wildebeests have many crossing points at the Mara River both in Serengeti and Masai Mara. There is one, the Kichwa Tembo Crossing Point, within the Mara North Conservancy. And two crossing points within the Masai Mara National Game Reserve including the Lookout Crossing Point, Sand River Crossing Point, and Serena Crossing Points. 

Wildebeest Crossing Points in Serengeti are numbered from number 1 to 10, where numbers 4,7, and 10 are the most popular crossing points for wildebeests in Serengeti.

The wildebeests crossing at number 10 in Serengeti, end up crossing at Sand River in Masai Mara, while numbers 6,7 A and B, and 8  in Serengeti end up crossing at either Lookout or Sand River Crossing Point in Masai Mara. The once that cross at Number 1 to 5 most of them end up crossing at Serena, Lamai Wedge into Masai Mara. 

These crossings might not be correct, as some miss to cross at ceratin points as mentioned above, as these are just guides to let you know of popular crossing points in Masai Mara.

Wildebeest Migration Crossing Points in Serengeti National Park - Popular Wildebeest Crossing Points in Serengeti - Wildebeest Migration Crossing Points of Masai Mara - Map by Tanapa Wildebeest Sightings
Wildebeest Migration Crossing Points in Serengeti National Park - Popular Wildebeest Crossing Points in Serengeti - Wildebeest Migration Crossing Points of Masai Mara - Map by Tanapa Wildebeest Sightings

Wildebeest Crossing Gallery

Best Widlebeests Crossings Photos both in Serengeti and Masai Mara

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