Africa  | 31/03/2015

SERENGETI Great Migration

Since thousands of years ago, in the Serengeti vast plains, starts one of the planet most impressive natural cycles, thousands of ungulates, driven by a primitive rhythm of survival, between April and August, move in search of pasture. Wildebeest are the most famous and numerous, around a million and a half, and their annual migration is the biggest attaction at the Serengeti.

The show begins in February, calving season for the wildebeest, when are born over 8,000 cubs every day, although a 40% die before the age of four months. In April rains begin to regress and wildebeest are scattered throughout the Serengeti’s south and the Ngorongoro’s western edge, they form herds of thousands of heads and begin their journey to the north and west searching for pasture.

In June, end of the rainfall, the air stays very clean and fresh, and as the southern Serengeti dries, large herds of wildebeest continue their migration to northwest crossing the Grumeti River. The timing of the crossing (which lasts a week) varies from year to year, although it occurs between May and June.



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