You can hear the galloping hooves prior to you see them, the sheer quantity producing a noise that resounds more than the savannah plains of Kenya’s Maasai Mara and reaches you in the game drive car. Rightly known as the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, witnessing element of the annual journey of two.five million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle as they adhere to the rains is a when-in-a-lifetime safari encounter.
It is organic instinct that leads these plains animals to obtain greener pastures and fresh water sources, taking a circular route that moves in a clockwise path from the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya. They travel some 2600 square kilometers across the two nations, facing generally fatal challenges in the kind of predators, each on land and in the rivers, as effectively as exhaustion, thirst and starvation. Right here are 4 factors that clarify why watching the Wonderful Wildebeest Migration is an encounter located at the best of a lot of a safari enthusiast’s bucketlist:
Positioned in an internationally celebrated ecosystem
It bears the title of ‘seventh’ organic wonder of the globe as it has the biggest concentration of terrestrial wildlife on earth and a considerable diversity of habitats like open grassland, riverine forest, acacia woodland and swamps. The Maasai Mara is a 583 square mile (1510 square kilometer) national reserve located in south-western Kenya.
Higher accomplishment price of Major five sightings
Offered the title ‘Big 5’ by big game hunters for becoming the most tough animals in Africa to hunt on foot, encountering the magnificent buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino on safari is a priority for a lot of wildlife enthusiasts. It is the black rhino of this very endangered species that might be spotted in the Maasai Mara.
Thrilling predator-prey interaction
The Wonderful Wildebeest Migration passes by means of the Maasai Mara from about July to October just about every year and the unmissable presence of game animals on the plains does not go unnoticed by the huge cats and other predators. The more than half a million wildebeest born in the Serengeti in January and February are nonetheless young calves by the time they attain the Maasai Mara, producing them perfect targets for predators.
Genuine luxury safari experiences
Numerous contemplate Kenya to be the birthplace of the standard safari and, possessing celebrated its centenary birthday this year, Cottar’s 1920s Safaris is the oldest established and continuing safari loved ones in Africa. Staying at Cottar’s Safari Camp is like stepping back in time but with all the contemporary creature comforts and globe-class hospitality that is anticipated of luxury safari encounter.
Calvin Cottar is Director and Owner at Cottar’s 1920s Safaris. Cottar’s 1920s Safaris is an award-winning luxury 1920s safari camp and private bush villa situated in the popular ‘seventh’ organic wonder of the globe, the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and owned and managed by the oldest established and continuing safari loved ones in Africa.
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