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Great Migration
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The Great Migration in the Masai Mara

The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular natural events that can be witnessed in a life time. Millions of nomadic wildebeest migrate between the Masai Mara (Kenya) and the Serengeti National Park (Tanzania) along with thousands of zebras and antelopes. The sheer breathtaking size of this mass migrations has earned it a place as part of the wonders of the world.

This spectacle is at its peak, when large herds of wildebeest, zebras and antelope gather on the shores of the crocodile infested Mara River in the Mara Triangle. Getting ready to cross the river the herds grow more and more agitated, crocodiles move in place patiently hoping to have their fill while other carnivores (mainly big cats) stealthily wait on the other side for a meal opportunity. The atmosphere becomes filled with excitement and when the nerves become overwhelming, some wildebeest jump in the river in a seemingly suicidal act, thus triggering a mammalian avalanche pouring down into the Mara River, where they battle the river current and try to survive the crocodiles. At this point the laws of nature are at their height as prey comes face to face with predator, it’s survival for the fittest.

Great migration cycle in the Masai Mara

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