The Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration
The Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration,the wildebeest Great Migration is one of the most spectacular, thrilling displays of the greatest behavior of wildlife in the world. it’s considered one of the seven wonders of the world. The Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration event is remarkable annually in the history of Tourism where guests come closer to observe the different natural character of wildlife at its top.
The Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration takes place between Serengeti National park in Tanzania and Masai Mara national Reserve of Kenya in between the month of July and October when the Masai Mara savannah vegetation is green attracting millions of Wildebeest, thousands of zebras, Gazelles and other animals crossing the Mara River under the survival of the fittest.
This is the same time when the Wildebeest come to do mating, the bull wildebeest attract the Wildebeest cows through calling ritually, the dominant bull always gives distinct calling sound through the noise like that of resonance frog. They will cover all the plains as they are distributed throughout the open endless plains.
These animals start their journey back in mid October after the vegetation has been fully eaten up, the wildebeest then moves to southern as they cross back to Serengeti National park to seek for more new fresh green grass. This great wildebeest migration is circular movement and a process which repeats itself every year rotating between three national parks of Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
The Wildebeest crosses down to Ngorongoro to prepare for the calving season where they go and produce, the wildebeest cows start giving birth around January to February with over 1000 newly born per day. This is done in short grasses at the southern part of Ngorongoro crater and sometimes spread even to the Northern part of the crater around Olduvai Gorge.
The calving process attracts a lot of predators in the area especially Hyenas, lions, leopards, wild dogs and others but due to high number born every day this gives them an added advantage for many to survive as few are eaten up.