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Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

The great migration of the Serengeti is one of the spectacular tens wonders of the world natural heritage site in the world. One of the best events in Tanzania to be witness by see it. In the heart of complex stretch away as far as the eye can spot and throb with life in an endless annual that is maintained by a migrating herd of 1.5 million of Wildebeest and Zebras.

During each month the movement of migration line:

The short rains begin around early November, a little after this in late November and December the herds of migrations arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. In South and East of Central Serengeti (Seronera) around Ndutu plains and include the North of the Ngorongoro conservation area (Crater) dispersed across those plains, Wildebeest and Zebras are most everywhere feeding on the fresh, nutritious grasses. they stay here up to January, February and March, wildebeest calves born in a short time around February.

They gradual spread west across these plains, there after around April they start their great migration to North part of the national park. In May Serengeti’s Wildebeest all seem to be moving in North corridor, migrating to seek fresh grazing and water.  the area around Moru kopjes and west  of Seronera part, then a chain of moving often containing hundreds of new juvenal young’s characterized with Zebra’s while predators on the range of hunting them for meals.

The migration head due North of Seronera, but most usually further west. Around June the Wildebeest migration is often arrive on the south side of the Grumeti river which has some block or slow their migration in North. The Wildebeest congregate there in the western corridor often settlement up to a high density before crossing the river. the river is normally a series of their ecosystem grazing. The Grumeti river has large Nile crocodiles, these are not usually quite as large herds moving and a crossing the Mara River in North.

Migrations continues moving northwards during July and August, often spreading out across a broad front. Some moving migrations heading through Grumeti game reserve and Ikorongo reserve, others North through the heart of the Serengeti national park.

In September the herds dispersal spread out across the Northern part of Serengeti’s, the Mara River provide the migration with its most serious challenge facing. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya’s adjacent Maasai Mara game reserve. The spectacular herds of the wildebeest migrations passing the Mara River can be very spectacular. It’s common to see herds cross the Mara River north on one day and there after turn back south a few days soon. October the Wildebeest herds are migrating again with more, unfortunately all are heading south, through western Loliondo and the Serengeti national park’s Lobo valley area. The heading returning to the green shoots which follow the rains on the short grasses plain of the southern Serengeti’s in November.