Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Migration of the wildebeest and their crossing of the Mara river

Jump to last reply

I went for 3 weeks to the Masai Mara to observe the wildebeest migration and the breathtaking spectacle of the crossing of the Mara river. First, I would like emphasise that apart from the actual crossing, It is a period of plenty for most animals, and there is this sense of excitement and increase in activity across the whole of the Masai Mara. It is therefore a good time to observe the predators of the plains, the lions, cheetahs, and hyenas as well as the other big five game animals.

In regard to the witnessing the interaction between the crocodiles and the wildebeest during the actual crossings of the Mara river, observing the actual crocodile attack is in large part a roll of the dice. Come a few days early, and the herds will be far from the river. Come a few days late and the crocodiles will have had their fill. So timing is everything. To help with the planning and to provide some background information of the crossings I have written an illustrated report at http://www.artphototravel.net/africa/wildebeest-migration-kenya/ Including images and maps.

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Car Rentals in Israel
  2. 2 South Africa in February?
  3. 3 Who to Choose? Africa Serendipity, Rothschild Safari or ATR?
  4. 4 Morocco to portugal
  5. 5 Has anyone used "toursbylocals.com"?
  6. 6 Terrorism, Ebola - no more please
  7. 7 Uganda or Rwanda 2015
  8. 8 Independence Day in Israel
  9. 9 Trip Report KwaZulu Natal and Kruger - sort of a Trip Report
  10. 10 Trip Insurance - a must?
  11. 11 Drinking on safari
  12. 12 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners
  13. 13 Travelust
  14. 14 Okavango Delta - how to see it without breaking the bank?
  15. 15 Shots for Morocco
  16. 16 South Africa - travel from Bloemfontein via Karoo to Stellenbosch
  17. 17 South Africa - Cape wine lands - Suggestions organized wine tasting tour
  18. 18 Southern Africa trip - 5 weeks April / May 2015 starting in KZN
  19. 19 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  20. 20 To Egypt in February - Need some advice
  21. 21 Thinking about The Gambia
  22. 22 Private Guide in Israel - Cost question
  23. 23 correct date of last post: free ebook available Sunday Dec 11
  24. 24 Dubai Sand Dune dinner
  25. 25 DAY TRIP FROM AGADIR
View next 25 » Back to the top