Thousands of wildebeest and zebra relaxing at Sand River in Kenya, close to Serengeti National Park border.
The Great Wildebeest migration was captured crossing point number 3 from North to South Serengeti.
Once the herds arrive in the north, they do not simply head straight for the Masai Mara then head south, but they linger crisscrossing over back and forth through the Mara River – it is not a single mass movement, but more a chaotic gathering which can mean river crossings happen daily from July all the way through until late October.
Crossings continue from North to Southern Serengeti. A huge herd moves back to the Serengeti from Mara Triangle.
Safari guide Jacupa Martinez saw a huge herd crossing Makutano Junction between 7 and 8 from Lamai to Kogatende.
Makutano Under Canvas Camp it is the closest camp to the Mara river where each year enormous columns of wildebeest cross the river, negotiating the jaws of the hungry crocodiles, in order to get to the pastures on the other side in what could be considered the climax of the Great Migration.
Thank you to Herd Tracker for this week’s update!
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