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The Great Migration

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Each year, almost two million wildebeest and 20 000 plains game migrate from Tanzania's Serengeti to the south of Kenya's Masai Mara in search of lush grazing grounds and life-giving water. This treacherous odessey is dictated by the seasons and where the rains are, the wildebeest are not far behind. This epic journey from north to south spans almost 3000 kilometres and is virtually endless.
This great spectacle of nature is an iconic safari option for avid travellers, nature lovers and those who want a little more from their African experience. 
Rather than having a start or end point, the Great Migration moves rhythmically in a clockwise direction, making herd tracking unpredicatable. It is for this reason that our Herdtracker app was created; to help you track the wildebeests' movements and plan the safari of a lifetime. Choose from our existing safari packages or tailor-make your own journey according to your budget. 
Below, you'll find some useful resources that detail when to go, where to stay and what to expect along this unforgettable journey. 


maraengailodge

Between the month of November and December, over a million wildebeests usually arrive at the plains of the Serengeti. To our surprise, we saw this at Mara Engai. The great migration is happening very early this year and we are looking for answers as to why. Check out our story for a sneak peek ?: Jason Hafso 


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They’re here! Exciting news from the Mara and many thanks to our guest @baruahprerna for capturing this footage from the Sand river yesterday morning. There are currently hundreds of wildebeests above camp and we can’t wait for more migration excitement. 
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(06-01-2019, 05:51 PM)Lycaon Wrote: Not sure if some of these photos count .But I had to share the south sudan great migration.

Tiangs great migration through Boma-Jonglei Landscape....© P. Elkan WCS


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Giant eland on the move

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Buffalo


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White eared kob


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A herd of nubian giraffe


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Elephants


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Source/Credits: South Sudan, The Beautiful

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@Pckts :

About #1: sorry but I only want to rectify one point. You told :

" Each year, almost two million wildebeest and 20 000 plains game migrate from Tanzania's Serengeti to the south of Kenya's Masai Mara in search of lush grazing grounds and life-giving water. This treacherous odessey is dictated by the seasons and where the rains are, the wildebeest are not far behind. This epic journey from north to south spans almost 3000 kilometres and is virtually endless.  "

To migrate from north Tanzania (Serengeti) to south Kenya (Masai Mara) is an epic journey from south to north. The Kenya is to the north of Tanzania...
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( This post was last modified: 06-13-2019, 12:57 AM by Shadow )

Here is a link, where can be found movement of these animals on map month by month, while they migrate after fresh grazing and as is thought, maybe better water quality.

https://www.expertafrica.com/tanzania/info/serengeti-wildebeest-migration
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Because of climate change, weather patterns have become very unpredictable. This could add to the change in time of the annual great migration. During the month of May there is usually high rainfall, however, this year was much lower than last. The prolonged dry weather resulted in less grazing land in Northern Serengeti which has led to the very early start to the great migration.


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As far as your eyes can see at Mara Triangle , the area is densely dotted with the wildebeest. The great wildebeest migration is on. .
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