Serengeti migration reaches Kenya

2012-07-19 15:53

The wildebeest migration 2012 is on, TravelWires reports!

Mid-morning on Tuesday 17July 2012, the first batch of wildebeest, accompanied by a huge herd of zebra arrived in Masai Mara game reserve from the Serengeti. From around 11am till just past noon, they began crossing the river. They had made their triumphant entrance huffing and snorting, and for about 1 hour 30 minutes, a few lucky safari-goers could watch the spectacular stampede across the Sand river tributary.

Further reports about the migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara indicate that the wildebeest and zebra herds have formed 3-pronged pattern on the slow movement northwards. The first wing is moving northwards from the Grumeti passing through the Wogakuria area. The second group will be coming towards Bologonja. The arrival of yesterday would be considered the advance team of this second group. The third group will be coming into the Masai Mara through Kleins area.

The Loita herds have also been edging into the Mara in during the last few days. At the moment, a large herd of over 4,000 Loita wildebeest and zebra is spread over the plains around Musiara gate in the north and on the south-east of Talek gate.

Going by the current trend, it might be assumed that by mid August, the river-crossing will be over, even though the wildebeest will still be in the Masai Mara.


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