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Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

Understand The Great Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

The annual Great Wildebeest Migration Masai Mara that happens yearly

Understand About The Great Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

This is one of the greatest wildlife shows you will ever wish to witness while alive. Imagine more than 1.5 million animals migrating yearly in search of green grounds and water. The magnitude of these animals migrating around in a circuit for more than 1000 kilometers. This is where the great wildebeest migration in Masai Mara comes in as part of this experience. 

It is only in Masai Mara and Serengeti, that you will see such a magnitude of animals migrating between two countries. The migration in Masai Mara is a force to reckon with, witnessing these herds crossing major rivers just to look for food, is something you wouldn’t miss. Imagine them jumping high cliffs, to cross crocodile-infested rivers, some survive and some die during these hiatus.

Wildebeest Migration Map - Great Wildebeest in Masai Mara
Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

Wildebeest Migration Masai Mara and all you need to know

great wildebeest migration map - wildebeest Migration in Serengeti

The great migration only happens within four months in Masai Mara, which is between July and October. This time, the wildebeests are congregated in the main Masai mara reserve, filling up the plains to the brim.

It’s easy to spot them anywhere around the reserve and conservancies around the Mara. Big cats’ activities intensify and lots of them have plenty of food available with ease. 

The wildebeests do come to Masai Mara mainly due to the best weather conditions that allow them to mate, to give birth during the calving season in Ndutu Tanzania.

The Main Wildebeest Crossing points in Masai mara to see the crossing

There are three major wildebeest crossing points in the Masai Mara. This includes the Kichwa Crossing Point, which is located within the Mara North Conservancy, The second crossing is the Little Governor’s Crossing Point, which is located within the Masai Mara National Game Reserve, The third crossing is the Serena Crossing Point and is also located within the National Game Reserve. 

Other Major wildebeest crossing points in Masai Mara are the Lookout Crossing Point and the Sand River Crossing Point all located towards the east of the reserve. These are major crossing points in Masai Mara as they invite and seem favourable to thousands of wildebeest for crossings, and offer guests views of intensified and thrilling crossings.

Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

This is the Best Time to See Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

Learn the best time to See the Great Migration in Masai Mara

When to spot the Great Migration in Masai Mara with ease

The best time to see the great wildebeest migration and to witness a crossing is in August and September. But the herd always arrives early in the Masai Mara as early as even June. Generally, the wildebeests are always around Masai Mara between July to October of every year.

There is no other better time to see the great migration in Kenya Masai Mara apart from August and September of every year. This time the wildebeest crossing is always massive, with huge herds jumping off high cliffs and crossing the rivers. Visit the Reserve during this season, and you wont miss a sight of them.

Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

Looking For Where to Stay During the Great Migration?

Here are the best places to stay in Masai Mara for Wildebeest Migration

Best Camps and Lodges in Masai Mara to stay during the great migration season

To witness the great wildebeest migration in Masai Mara, there are factors you need to consider, and one major one is where you will stay. A front-row safari camp to spend it does not come easy, as these camps are always booked way ahead before even the season starts. 

It is therefore recommended to book your wildebeest migration safari in Masai Mara as early as possible to have a smooth and well-planned safari adventure. We can help you plan your Wildebeest Migration expedition in Masai Mara with ease and expertise. Talk to us for bookings.

 

Mara Bushtops is set within our own private wildlife reserve. Alongside the Masai, access to the Conservancy is exclusive to our Bushtops guests, who benefit

Activities at Mara Bushtops Camp

Walking Safaris, Balloon Safaris, Horse Riding, Bush Dinner, Bush Breakfast, Bush Lunch

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