Wildebeest migration, Tanzania/Kenya
The wildebeest migration is a never-ending circle of life. It starts when the wildebeest and zebra are born, which happens during the calving season between January and March. When food becomes scarce, the approximately 1.7 million wildebeest, a quarter of a million zebra and more than 500,000 antelope head north. From June to September the animals head from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. To get here they have to cross two rivers, the Grumeti river and the Mara river, both full of crocodiles. The migration, and especially the millions of animals crossing the rivers and dealing with crocodile, lion and other predators, is one of the most spectacular things you will ever see.
Best time to visit: June to September
High season: July to March
Low season: April and May
Temperatures summer: 25°C/14°C
Temperatures winter: 24°C/13°C