Set apart as one of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world, The Great Migration is the annual journey taken by millions of wildebeest, zebras and other plains game animals migrating clockwise through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya’s Maasai Mara in search of good water and green pastures. It is an iconic event that has been celebrated internationally for decades by photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and safari aficionados.
Whether it has already made your travel bucket-list or this is the first time hearing about it, these 12 fascinating facts about The Great Wildebeest Migration will make you wish you were in the Maasai Mara right now.
1. It is more than just the wildebeest herds
The Great Migration sees over 1.5 million wildebeest, 20,000 zebra and a host of other antelope species, such as impala, eland, and Thompson’s gazelles, travelling across the rolling savanna plains and hills of Eastern
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