Tanzania, 13th Sept, 2017 - Many who venture to Tanzania to climb Mt Kilimanjaro extend their stay to relish a safari. And for good reason – Tanzania is the Mecca for wildlife viewing, with national parks, game reserves & conservation areas comprising more than 25 percent of its land.
The Serengeti National Park is no doubt the most popular park in the world, with the highest concentration of plains game in the globe. Contrary to popular belief, the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti does not only happen over a certain season, but rather it takes place continuously.
Every year, since time immemorial, the Masai Mara Game Reserve has braced itself for the annual invasion of millions of Wildebeest and animals from its bordering neighbor the Serengeti National Park -in what is probably the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. As winter approaches and the grass starts to dry out, the vast, family herds of Wildebeest, scattered over the sweeping grass plains of the Serengeti, join into bigger herds, all moving north towards the Mara, driven by the prospect of sweet, young grass from the impending rains there. Other animals are also caught up in this huge mass of wildebeest and, ultimately, this avalanche of wildlife includes almost one and a half million blue wildebeest, 18 000 eland, 200 000 zebras, and half a million Thompson’s gazelle. Eventually, this massive column of animals reaches the Grumeti and Mara Rivers, where the scenes you have seen so often on Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, occur. In their haste to reach the lush plains of the Masai Mara, the wildebeest plunge wildly into the water, where the waiting crocodiles join in the feast. Finally, most reach their destination & spread out across the Masai Mara Reserve, where they recover from their difficult trek. After fattening up on the sweet grasses there, they again gather in preparation for their return journey in November, when this age-old cycle will replicate itself.
“Our 8-day Serengeti wildebeest migration Safari highlights the most renowned parks and reserves for wilderness and wildlife viewing activities in Kenya and Tanzania under one itinerary to provide an unforgettable wilderness safari experience: Experience Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania with a connector to Mara, perfect for the year round great wildebeest migration safari’ said a spokesperson of Mala Tour & Travel.
About the company:
Mala Tours & Travel Ltd is a Dar es Salaam based tour operator that offer tailor made travel to all destinations in East Africa. The company also offers a great range of safari trips to different national parks in East Africa including Serengeti National Park safari. For more information about our Serengeti National Park safari itinerary, check http://www.malatoursandtravel.com/tours.php?id=3.