Trip reference number: 2272
Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide
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Witness this astonishing natural phenomenon when a great mass of wildebeest and zebra arrive in the Masai Mara between June and October. With exceptional opportunities for wildlife photography, this is an unforgettable trip.
When the rains in the Serengeti are long over and the grassland there has turned to dust, huge herds of zebra and wildebeest make the long migration northward into the Masai Mara in search of fresh grazing. This journey is made more dangerous by the need to cross several rivers en route where hungry crocodiles lie in wait, while the region's big cats are ready to pick off the weak and lame.
The timing is never completely predictable as it very much depends on the local weather patterns and the movement of the rains. For the iconic river crossings you need to visit the area either early or late in this period. From late June to the end of July they are crossing in the western side of the Mara heading north, and late in the season they are crossing in the eastern side of the Mara heading south.
This itinerary can be based at any of several tented camps that are well sited for the river crossing.
The full itinerary detail is available on our website.
Please note: Accommodation at this time of year fills a long time in advance. We recommend you plan ahead and book early!
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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