Masai Mara Kenya Migration
Surely no matter how many safari videos you may have already seen, nothing can prepare you for this raw display of nature at Masai Mara migration.
What to expect while on Masai Mara migration 2020?
The action exhibited makes hairs on the back of your neck stand at attention. It is an emotional mix of awe and sympathy that take hold as the big cats like lions leopards, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and the others like crocodiles take action to get a meal from any member of the animal on the migration.
Often the prey is not aware that it is about to lose its life. Other times, the struggle to survive is fierce and even inspiring. But when death does take hold in the wild, it is anything but a pretty sight.
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The Masai Mara National Reserve is 1510 sq. km of open rolling grasslands that extend northward from Tanzania’s Serengeti. It reaches its pinnacle every July and August when over a million wildebeest and herd animals migrate here in search of lush grass, only to turn south for greener pastures in October and November.
About the great migration.
The largest movement of animals on the planet. Numbers annually varying, with the herd size estimated to can reach 1.5 million wildebeests, not to mention just under a million zebras, topi and eland.
Waves of zebras arrive first, mowing through the tall, coarse grass stems that shot up during the rains, and exposing the green leafy grasses preferred by the wildebeests following behind them.
While the exact route changes every year, the herds will inevitably have to cross the Mara and Talek rivers. Upon reaching the banks, the herbivore ranks stall hesitantly, knowing full well that Nile crocodiles lie waiting.
While there is safety in numbers, the herd will be thinned as thousands are eaten, crushed or drowned in the crossings. Those that do make it to the other side are not in the clear.
Lions wait in ambush, with scavengers such as hyenas and jackals eying good pickings. There are also cheetahs hiding out in the short grass plains, and leopards silently waiting in the treetops.
Kills are common during the migration, especially in the early morning, late afternoon and during the shelter of night. Miss it if only you hate good things but we recommend that you can book for a safari and witness the true movie scene of life time record breaking.
What to see while on Masai Mara migration.
When it comes to wildlife watching, Mara boasts no less than 540 different species of birds. The several bird species bred here are every birder’s dream birds.
Miss not seeing the birds like the huge vultures that can easily be spotted wheeling in the thermals or gorging on the remains of a kill.
The large grassland based birds like ostriches and horn-bills to the lesser-known secretary bird, a large eagle-crane hybrid that hunts on foot.
The skies are home to 57 types of raptors, the most famous ones include; African fish eagle.
The Sekenani Gate in the east leads into the rolling Ngama Hills, dominated by stands of thorny acacias that are often picked clean by giraffes.
Plenty of animals beyond the seasonal migrants can be seen along the side tracks including warthogs, elephants, buffaloes, hartebeests and gazelles.
Troops of vervet monkeys and olive baboons are also commonly seen fanning out to forage. Less common are the dik-diks, a tiny species of antelope that hides out in thickets.
other attractions at Masai Mara
Even rarer is the endangered black rhino, a few dozen of which can be found in the south-eastern corner of the reserve. If you’re an avid birder and a good animal viewer hoping to expand your bird and animal checklist, Mara has plenty of colorful specialists including yellow-mantled widow-birds, purple grenadiers and cinnamon-breasted rock buntings and other endemic bird species. Also there are plenty of lions, leopards, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, jackals, hyenas and several other wildlife species of animals.
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