In every year there is bringing together trip of over one million wildebeest across the huge plains of the Migration in Serengeti. Hundreds of thousands animals are happily crushing on the gently sloping plains of the Serengeti. The female wildebeest is giving birth to the calves and beautiful spectacle of the new life. The newly born is fighting to mix up and roll to their feet and begin to run within a moment. The food is abundant to go around and life is seen happily to the wildebeest.
In the migration the wildebeest are not alone as they are accompanied by zebras and gazelles for about miles and this you can witness all the year round. The migrations of wildebeest vary from year to year but we have to guide you on the place you should go and find yourself within the big migrations.
In Tanzania the manner you want to witness the migration is normally successfully to meet your preference. Whether it involves the luxury safari or camping budget safari it is just upon you. Remember that the national parks provides the memorable landscape and a variety of wildlife sightseeing.
Serengeti Migration Tours – Overview
Here our trip starts with the wildebeest calving season in Ndutu area of the Ngorongoro conservation, and the southern Serengeti plains. Here the wildebeest begins to come across together from December. Wonderfully, probably the 500000 of these calves are born in the time of 2 to 3 weeks in February. Predators become fascinated to this mass calving season as they are restless to snag themselves the newborn calves.
Wildebeest Mating Season
The wildebeest customarily journey in a clockwise direction battering the earth’s surface with a millions of hooves on the road to the long grass plains and woodlands in Seronera the central Serengeti, and the western corridor fail to recall behind their arid breeding ground.
The mating moment is on May for the wildebeest, during this time the struggle is violent as the male wildebeest fight to win the female consideration and brand their territory. These broad-shoulder contests of manhood are incredible to behold.
Serengeti migration across Grumeti & Mara River
In June the great migration is at the Grumeti River which is the first of the two rivers the wildebeest have to cross before getting to their destination. Exhausted from their trek so far most of them do not have auxiliary strength to run from the hungry crocodiles and cross without harm of the opposite river bank.
The successfully one who made it to cross the Grumet river now are heading towards Kenyan border and before they are remunerated with the green pasture of the masai Mara they have another trial of crossing the Mara river.
This is the biggest obstacle for many of them to reach their destination as this river is deep and has got the fast flowing water. Crossing this river is the most risky part of their migration and now is what we call survival for the fittest.
Wildebeest migration on the plain of Masai Mara and Serengeti
Finally, after the tired trek. The wildebeest reach their destination and from august to October the Masai plains are full of the grazing wildebeest, zebras and gazelles. This does not imply that life goes easy. As danger still awaits them from the hunting prides of lions and hyenas. Wherever they up to these predators follows them.
When the rains begin again around November in the south. Normally the herds will be moving back to their calving grounds. Now they prepare themselves to go back towards Tanzania. There they will accomplish this life cycle. In February the calving season starts again. On the Serengeti and the event repeat again year after year. Therefore the journey for the wildebeest never end. It is constantly on a move in struggle for survival.