Call it the “greatest natural show every created” or a “natural wonder of the world”, the fact is, there is nowhere else in the world will you find a spectacle as that of the annual Wildebeest Migration. 

Call it the “greatest natural show every created” or a “natural wonder of the world”, the fact is, there is nowhere else in the world will you find a spectacle as that of the annual Wildebeest Migration. 

C:\Users\beth\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_attachments (1).zip\IMG-20190610-WA0014.jpg

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya is known worldwide for the Great Wildebeest Migration. This natural wonder of the world is an annual movement of over two million wildebeest, zebra, Thompson’s Gazelle, Grant ‘gazelle, elands and impalas across the Mara-Serengeti National Parks.  With the sole instinct of survival and preservation of future generations, these animals take a dazzling journey of life. And carpeted by slimy slopes, short grasses and scanty acacia woodlands, The Mara Triangle acts as the stage for the greatest show of life and death.

C:\Users\beth\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_attachments (1).zip\IMG-20190610-WA0013.jpg

Between July and August of every year, the wildebeest trek from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania heading north towards Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.  Arriving in their hundreds of thousands, it’s crossing the Mara River that brings the most action. For the spectators and predators alike, this moment is filled with anticipation, heartache, excitement and inspiration as millions of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes gather along the banks of the Mara River for days. Sometimes, they will seem to wander off as if the whispers of death are guiding them back to the safety of the Serengeti.  But call it instinct or wisdom, they always turn back and admire the greener grass on the other side. 

C:\Users\beth\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\IMG-20190610-WA0005.jpg

Eventually, the animals select a crossing point and take the slimy leap into the crocodile-infested waters of the Mara. And the fiesta begins as the animals are slaughtered by crocodiles and drown in their thousands. But their survival lies in the north. The survivors will calve again and continue the legacy of the fallen!

Now on the other side of the river, the wildebeest influence the whole ecosystem of the Mara.  As they dot the reserve with their black, white and brown coats, their presence brings abundance and prosperity for the predators of the Mara. 

C:\Users\beth\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_attachments (1).zip\IMG-20190610-WA0011.jpg

During these months, you will be treated to the thrilling onslaughts of the big cats’ hunts. The Mara reserve has the largest concentration of big cats in Africa, making such sighting a guaranteed occasion for tourists.  

C:\Users\beth\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_attachments (1).zip\IMG-20190610-WA0007.jpg

In October, the animals once again start their long trek back to the Serengeti National Park in preparation for the calving season which takes place in January and February, treating you to another spectacle of life. Their resilience and strategic mastery of the game of numbers, guaranteeing their offsprings’ will make this same trek in years to come! 

The wildebeest migration represents the true “Circle of Life”. Their escapades a reflection of the daily contrast of life, sacrifice, and death, fear and hope.

Besides the Wildebeest, the open savannahs and sandy terrains of the Mara also play host to the African black rhino, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and more, making game drives simply thrilling. You will also love the various species for reptiles and amphibians present here. Bird lovers will also be treated to over 400 species of birds, making you wish you had wings!

When it comes to African Safari expedition, the Maasai Mara is simply a spectacular destination. Here, the sacrifice of life and the horrors of death will leave your mind and soul dazzled. Yet your heart will reflect on how uncertain our life truly is and maybe inspire you to LIVE MORE.  

Mara Expedition Insights

Pack Activities – At the park, you will enjoy game drives, ballooning, camping, bird watching, bush dinner, wildlife photography and cultural explorations at the nearby Maasai cultural villages. 

Accommodation – Inside the Mara Triangle, the Mara Serena and Little Governors’ Camp offer perfect accommodation where you can experience the wild actions at the safety and comfort of your hotel room balcony. Other hotels around the Mara Triangle you will find accommodation at the Mara Siria, Olonana,   Kichwa Tembo, Kilima Camp and Mpata Club. 

Best time to visit–The peak season for the Mara is July to October, during the wildebeest migration. Although all through the year the Mara offers excellent game viewing. 

Access – The Mara Triangle is serviced by two all-weather airstrips–Kichwa Tembo and Mara Serena. It is also accessible by road through Narok and Sekenani Gate.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya is known worldwide for the Great Wildebeest Migration. This natural wonder of the world is an annual movement of over two million wildebeest, zebra, Thompson’s Gazelle, Grant ‘gazelle, elands and impalas across the Mara-Serengeti National Parks.  With the sole instinct of survival and preservation of future generations, these animals take a dazzling journey of life. And carpeted by slimy slopes, short grasses and scanty acacia woodlands, The Mara Triangle acts as the stage for the greatest show of life and death.

Between July and August of every year, the wildebeest trek from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania heading north towards Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.  Arriving in their hundreds of thousands, it’s crossing the Mara River that brings the most action. For the spectators and predators alike, this moment is filled with anticipation, heartache, excitement and inspiration as millions of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes gather along the banks of the Mara River for days. Sometimes, they will seem to wander off as if the whispers of death are guiding them back to the safety of the Serengeti.  But call it instinct or wisdom, they always turn back and admire the greener grass on the other side. 

Eventually, the animals select a crossing point and take the slimy leap into the crocodile-infested waters of the Mara. And the fiesta begins as the animals are slaughtered by crocodiles and drown in their thousands. But their survival lies in the north. The survivors will calve again and continue the legacy of the fallen!

Now on the other side of the river, the wildebeest influence the whole ecosystem of the Mara.  As they dot the reserve with their black, white and brown coats, their presence brings abundance and prosperity for the predators of the Mara. 

During these months, you will be treated to the thrilling onslaughts of the big cats’ hunts. The Mara reserve has the largest concentration of big cats in Africa, making such sighting a guaranteed occasion for tourists.  

In October, the animals once again start their long trek back to the Serengeti National Park in preparation for the calving season which takes place in January and February, treating you to another spectacle of life. Their resilience and strategic mastery of the game of numbers, guaranteeing their offsprings’ will make this same trek in years to come! 

The wildebeest migration represents the true “Circle of Life”. Their escapades a reflection of the daily contrast of life, sacrifice, and death, fear and hope.

Besides the Wildebeest, the open savannahs and sandy terrains of the Mara also play host to the African black rhino, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and more, making game drives simply thrilling. You will also love the various species for reptiles and amphibians present here. Bird lovers will also be treated to over 400 species of birds, making you wish you had wings!

When it comes to African Safari expedition, the Maasai Mara is simply a spectacular destination. Here, the sacrifice of life and the horrors of death will leave your mind and soul dazzled. Yet your heart will reflect on how uncertain our life truly is and maybe inspire you to LIVE MORE.  

Mara Expedition Insights

Pack Activities – At the park, you will enjoy game drives, ballooning, camping, bird watching, bush dinner, wildlife photography and cultural explorations at the nearby Maasai cultural villages. 

Accommodation – Inside the Mara Triangle, the Mara Serena and Little Governors’ Camp offer perfect accommodation where you can experience the wild actions at the safety and comfort of your hotel room balcony. Other hotels around the Mara Triangle you will find accommodation at the Mara Siria, Olonana,   Kichwa Tembo, Kilima Camp and Mpata Club. 

Best time to visit–The peak season for the Mara is July to October, during the wildebeest migration. Although all through the year the Mara offers excellent game viewing. 

Access – The Mara Triangle is serviced by two all-weather airstrips–Kichwa Tembo and Mara Serena. It is also accessible by road through Narok and Sekenani Gate.