Undeterred Perilous Crossing the crocodile infested rivers. Many wildebeest loose their lives
The annual Maasai (Masai) Mara /Serengeti wildebeest migration is not about wildebeests migrating per se but rather its influence on life on the whole ecosystem. The migration is a natural phenomenon, a never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals comprised of about 1.7 million wildebeests, 800,000 common Zebras and gazelle, followed closely by their predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals. Hovering in the skies are thousands of vultures, the super predators. Patient in nature, the vulures survey the migrating herds descending on the dead carcasses reducing them to skeletons in a matter of seconds. The hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers is magical wonder of nature attracting thousands of human beings. This survival of the fittest spectacle has been described at the “seventh wonder of the modern world”. Strategic sighting of the migrating herds tend to influence the setting up of tourism facilities.
The Wildebeest Migration Safaris in 2012
Several wildebeest migration safaris 2012 are organized in both Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks. Depending on accommodation and transport mode, the safari can either be luxury, mid range or budget. The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time and budget available for the traveler, the purpose he flexibility of the guest. The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.