The Wildebeest Crossing (or Migration) is known as one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and features some two million animals that migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya from July through October.
Nowhere in the world is there as immense a migration as the Wildebeest Migration (sometimes referred to as The World Cup of Wildlife). Simply put, if there is one African safari that you should go on, this has to be it.
The journey of the animals – witness nature at work
The migration is made up of mostly wildebeest, alongside several hundred thousand gazelles, a few hundred thousand zebras, and thousands of elands. As they make their journey, they’ll cross the ranges of more than 250,000 other resident herbivores and carnivores. Animals such as lions, hyenas, leopards, and cheetahs all eagerly anticipate this annual occurrence.
The migrating animals’ journey is arduous and dangerous. They have to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara, where crocodiles often prey on them. In the Maasai Mara, the animals are hunted, stalked, and run down by larger carnivores, including lions (as the Maasai Mara has one of the largest densities of lions in the world).
With enough preparation and the support of a resourceful travel expert and safari guide, you could be front and center for this moving experience that reminds us just how beautiful nature can be. You could be rewarded with once-in-a-lifetime game-viewing opportunities, including the suspenseful crossing of the Mara River.
Here’s how we can get you there.
What to know about your Tanzania safari
Tanzania remains a gloriously wild landscape, offering the perfect combination of wildlife, culture and luxury. The country has long been a favorite for overseas travelers. As the largest country in East Africa, Tanzania is home to many points of interest, including:
- Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak
- The spice islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia
- Serengeti National Park
- Stone Town
- Lake Victoria
- And, of course, stunning safari adventures
However, before jumping on a plane and heading to Africa, it’s important to note that experiencing Tanzania in all its glory requires a bit more than just showing up.
To get the most out of your safari journey, you should work closely with an experienced and thoughtful guide who knows the area like the back of his or her hand. These guides know where to go (and when) to offer up views and encounters that you might have only thought possible through a television screen.
This includes knowing where to go so you can bear witness to one of nature’s most impressive happenings: The Wildebeest Crossing.
Be a part of the great Wildebeest Crossing – Book with Travel With Stephanie today!
Our experience booking safari adventures for countless clients has helped us to discover who are the most effective guides to help you get the most out of your journey. By booking your safari journey with us, we’ll help you enjoy Tanzania’s culture and wilderness, all while keeping you connected to luxurious accommodations that will make this an adventure you’ll never forget.
Witnessing the Wildebeest Crossing often brings people to tears, and rekindles their passion for life and nature. Are you ready to take part in one of nature’s most awe-inspiring moments? Contact Travel With Stephanie now to learn more.