Kenya and Tanzania
Wildebeest migration, salmon run and humpback whales
Tightly packed antelope stretching as far as the eye can see, galloping in a cloud of dust – it’s the epic journey of more than 1.5 million wildebeest on their quest for fresh pastures in the Serengeti (Tanzania) and Maasai Mara (Kenya) national parks. As they follow the rains on their epic migration, the animals attract countless predators, such as hyenas, jackals, lions, leopards, cheetahs and crocodiles. This ‘wonder of the natural world’ is a dramatic and large-scale wildlife spectacle that sees the wildebeest travel nearly 3,000km. The wildebeests’ perilous Grumeti River crossing usually occurs in July (the timing depends on the rains), when they must avoid awaiting attackers before continuing north.