The Great Migration
There can be little doubt that east Africa’s great wildebeest migration truly is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth. A constant cyclical movement over one and a half million wildebeest and zebra through and eco-system comprising of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara, it is perhaps most famously know for the the dramatic and spectacular river crossings of Kenya’s Mara River where thousands of animals pour into the crocodile-infested waters in a chaotic rush to reach the other side.
The Circle of Life
But this is only one part or a much wider and continuous story that has no real beginning and no real end. It boasts a cast of millions, of predator and prey alike, young and old, strong and weak, and the most natural and overwhelming of instincts to reproduce and ensure the continuation and survival of a species.
Be it the ungulates and grazers of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and antelope constantly on the move is search of fresh pasture triggered by seasonal rains, or the predators that lurk in the tall grasses all along the migration’s route, the prides of lions, the explosive speed and velocity of the cheetah, or the elusive, nocturnal and ambush-specialist leopard, the stage is set for a year-round display of Mother Nature at her most awe-inspiring, her most brutal and her most incredible in one of the greatest wildlife regions on this planet.