(eTN) Information was received over the last weekend from sources in both the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, that the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras is nearing the boundaries between the shared border transcending ecosystem. A leading tour operator just back from the Mara sent added details that the crossing into the Masai Mara could be less than two weeks away.
The animals will cross by the thousands per hour in search of pasture, giving tourist visitors one of the great wildlife experiences as the animals have to cross the river where crocodiles and other predators lie in wait. The lush grass has grown across the entire Masai Mara in recent months supported by more than sufficient rains, and the wildebeest and zebras are traditionally moving like a giant lawn mower across the park before returning to Tanzania’s Serengeti by September or October.
Meanwhile, Kenya is preparing for the influx of tens of thousands of tourists who come every year to this East African country to witness this greatest wildlife spectacle anywhere on the globe, immortalized by Alan Root’s award winning film, “The Year of the Wildebeest.”
The recommendation of this correspondent: anyone who can afford to visit the Masai Mara at this time of the year, don’t miss it – it is an experience of a lifetime.