Between July and October each year, over two million animals follow the rains from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grazing. Among the multitudes, 1 500 000 wildebeest, 200 000 zebra and half a million Thompson’s gazelle will take their chances as they brave the waters of the Mara, Talek and Sand rivers in an ancient migration to the other side. Their trek becomes a life-and-death drama as predators lie in wait – and it plays out in front of those lucky few fortunate enough to experience it in their lifetime.
Outside migration time, the drama diminishes but the greater Mara region teems with wildlife all year round, including the Big 5, handsome roan antelope, giraffe and huge pods of hippo. Game viewers reap the reward of fewer safari vehicles during this time – and a blissful quiet in an unforgettable part of the world.