SPY A GREAT MI­GRA­TION

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - Travel Secrets -

You know… The Great Mi­gra­tion, Tan­za­nia & Kenya

The sight of 1.7 mil­lion wilde­beest huff­ing their way across the East African plains is a firm sta­ple on trav­ellers’ buck­ets lists, as the yearly fight for Jeep space at­tests.

But what about… The Cari­bou of North­ern Canada

From the monarch but­ter­flies that smother the trees of Cen­tral Mex­ico ev­ery Novem­ber, to the wave of 45 mil­lion red crabs that washes over Christ­mas Is­land in early win­ter, wild mass-won­ders abound. But for re­mote mi­gra­tions, turn to north­ern Canada, where some 1.2 mil­lion bar­ren-ground cari­bou roam the tun­dra and bo­real for­est that hug the Arc­tic Cir­cle.

Get­ting there is part of the fun, and small planes can whisk you out to Nu­navut’s Bar­ren Grounds in spring and au­tumn to see its 350,000-strong Qa­manir­juaq herd on the move. Here, snow­mo­biles and boats take you up close as the herd bar­rels across lakes and through for­est, with stops to search out wolf dens or spy the north­ern lights above along the way. ⊳

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