Do a Masai Mara double take


If you thought you had missed out on this year’s famous wildebeest migration, think again!

The incredible spectacle of hundreds of thousands of frantic wildebeest rushing through Kenya’s Masai Mara to reach Tanzania’s Serengeti plains normally occurs between July and September, but this year an uncommon event is taking place.

Just two months after the animals left, the wildebeest are returning from the Serengeti and the Masai Mara Game Reserve is now witnessing an unusual second leg of migration.

Normally the final circle of the migration commences with the start of the rains and the wildebeest head south to lush new growth in the Serengeti plains. But lack of rain this year has meant dry watering holes and the herds have been forced to return to the Masai Mara.

The annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife experiences and right now you have the very special opportunity to travel to Kenya and see it in full swing again!

* photo by Dominic Burdon

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