Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

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The wildebeest usually begin their migration in late June to July pouring into the Maasai Mara Game reserve where fresh, tender and mineral-rich grass is plentiful. The early movement they say is because the plains of Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Serengeti has exhausted its grass due to the alarming rising population of the animals. The population used to be about 2 million but has now hit 4 million. In the past, the animals headed to Serengeti in October. Following their natural instinct, the wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrate in millions over a large expanse of land covering 10,000 square miles every year in search of fresh grass and water. They travel clockwise, covering the Maasai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania. The spectacle of this Migration can only be appreciated when individually witnessed. I could help thinking this was an April fool prank anyone who can actually confirm this one.

According to experts, the early departure is owing to the fact that the meadows of the Serengeti’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area have run out of grass due to the animals’ alarmingly booming population.The city used to have a population of around 2 million people, but it now has a population of 4 million.
The animals used to migrate to the Serengeti in October.Every year, millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrate across 10,000 acres in search of fresh grass and water, obeying their natural inclinations.They go round, passing through Kenya’s Maasai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti.The show was incredible.

Wildebeest Migration Itineraries

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