Facts about wildebeest migration : The wildebeest migration is an annual migration that travellers interested in watching how animals in the wild interact with nature. The migration is famous for the large numbers of wildebeest that migrate in order to prepare for the calving season from December to March beginning from southern Serengeti following where the grass is greener. In this article we are going to understand the five facts about the wildebeest migration which will help you get an insight about the migration which will give you an insight about the migration and help you participate in the activity.

Over one million calves are born in 2 months

One of the main reasons why the wildebeest migrate is to avoid rains as they also prepare for the calving season. It should be noted that over one million wildebeest, zebras and the different antelope species are born amounting the total to over one million calves that are born in just 2 months.

Facts about wildebeest migration
Serengeti national park

A number of travellers that visit the grounds for viewing in the parks they are interested in visiting during this period when the calves are born here a number of predators can also be seen which makes quite a show to watch the wildebeest, their calves and other animal species carrying out their survival mechanisms to ensure that survive in the wild.

 Although it is called the wildebeest, it should be noted that the wildebeest are not the only the only animal species that can be seen migrating from Serengeti to Masai Mara national park and vice versa. There are a number of other animal species that can be seen when you watch the wildebeest migration. The migration is famous for the many number of wildebeest that can be seen however other animal species like the zebras, ellands, gazelles and many other rewarding herbivores can be seen during the migration. The zebras play a big role in the survival of the wildebeest. It should be noted that they are picky eaters that only eat short grass however the zebras feast on the tall grass and the zebras eat what is left behind.

It happens every year

Interesting about the wildebeest migration is the fact that it happens every year which gives you more chances to participate in the activity. Although the migration happens every year, there are specific months when you can access the wildebeest to make your Tanzania safari experience quite memorable. For travellers interested in the activity you can take part in the months of December and March or between May and November but important to note about the migration is largely driven by the rains making it unpredictable hence it doesn’t operate on a set schedule.

River crossing is the most intense

During the wildebeest migration, river crossing is the most intense time for the survival of the wildebeest in the wild. it should be noted that there are a number of crocodiles that can be seen waiting patiently on the species as they cross the Mara river and also a number of predators like the lions that are waiting on the river banks to catch their prey. Another reason why the river is quite intense is the fact that the water levels tend to rise making it difficult for the weak wildebeest to cross over.

Facts about wildebeest migration
River Crossing

It happens in both Serengeti and Masaai Mara

The migration starts from southern Serengeti heading to Masai Mara national park. it should be noted that they travel from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national park therefore travellers interested in watching the migration, they can either book for a safari in Masai Mara National park or Serengeti National Park to watch the natural phenomena

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