The Great Migration – Tanzania to Kenya [gorgeous pix]

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More than one million wildebeests, 200,000 zebras and more than 350,000 Thomson’s gazelle migrate in unison

The Great Migration is often described as wildlife’s biggest spectacle. More than one million wildebeests, 200,000 zebras and more than 350,000 Thomson’s gazelle migrate in unison, newborn in tow, from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the lush plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

The epic natural phenomenon is part of a tough, annual cyclical migration, when the region’s animals travel around 1,800 miles in pursuit of food and water. It’s so tough that an estimated 250,000 wildebeests perish each year.

This, the most spectacular part of the migration, takes place between July and September. Along the way, the animals face many life-threatening challenges. Predators, namely lions, hyenas, cheetahs and leopards pose a constant threat as they shadow the herds. If that wasn’t threat enough, the herds must cross two powerful rivers, the Grumeti River in Tanzania and the Mara River in Kenya, all the while avoiding wild crocodiles lying in wait.

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

The Great Migration - Mara River, Kenya

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The Great Migration – Tanzania to Kenya [gorgeous pix] was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
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Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.