10 reasons why you should see the great wildebeest migration river crossings in 2017

discoverafrica 07 February 2017
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Undoubtedly one of nature’s spectacles, the great wildebeest migration is a bucket-list experience for travellers looking for an authentic African safari experience.

Every year, between the months of August and October, thousands of wildebeest and other migratory animals such as Thomson’s gazelle and zebra will cross the Nile crocodile-infested Mara River waters in an attempt to reach the lush, green grass plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve.

It’s the ultimate life-and-death spectacle and one that leaves travellers with unforgettable memories. If you’re planning a Kenya safari, here are 10 reasons why you should see the great wildebeest migration river crossings in 2017.

 

 

 

Postcards from Kenya - The Great Migration - 6 !

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Postcards from Kenya - The Great Migration - 11 !

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Postcards from Kenya - The Great Migration - 10 !

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Postcards from Kenya - The Great Migration - 9 !

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The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 1

Arusha and your arrival
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 2

Your best start possible - Sabora Plains
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 3

Singita is the best in the business
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 4

Enjoy lunch at Sasakwa
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 5

  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 6

Be Patient and give them space
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 7

Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 8

Hop across the Mara River
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 9

Rekero will keep an eye on the river for you
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 10

Don't neglect the cats
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September
  • The Migration River Crossings July to September

day 11

Fly Home

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