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Raw power and survival instinct!

Rachel's front-row seat gave her the opportunity to witness a huge of the wildebeest crossing Mara River in the Northern Serengeti

19 Sep 2019 from Erica

Erica witnessed the thousands of wildebeest as they stampeded across the river into the Northern Serengeti.

Massive crossings towards the Western and Northern Serengeti!

Once the herds arrive in the north, they do not simply head straight for the Masai Mara then head south, but they linger criss-crossing over back and forth through the Mara River – it is not a single mass movement, but more a chaotic gathering which can mean river crossings happen daily from July all the way through until late October.

18 Sep 2019 from N A Hashim

Both sides of the Mara River are important during this period! Hashim witnessed the wildebeest crossing the Mara River to migrate from Serengeti to Masai Mara

The great herds are still entering the Mara having to cross the mighty Mara River. Watching the river crossings can be spectacular, watching the wildebeest gather the courage to tackle the elements and enter the unknown is something very special. Witness the confusion, fright and panic, the crocodiles lunging and the cats ready to pounce from the bushes, makes for a sensational safari experience.

Sibylle Gruner was ecstatic to witness the gnus crossing the Mara River close to the Sayari Camp!

Set on the unspoilt plains of the Northern Serengeti, Sayari gives you easy access to the Mara River and multiple river crossing points in the Serengeti National Park. Sayari Camp offers some of the world’s finest game viewing – and it does so in remarkable style. Relax in your extra-comfortable hillside, or take a dip in the glorious rim-flow swimming pool with dramatic views over the northern plains.

In the evening, guests can relax in the comfort of one of the common tents and enjoy a drink and a good book, or simply sit around the fire and share stories of the day’s sightings.

17 Sep 2019 from Singita

Hundreds of noisy wildebeest were captured crossing the Mara River close to the Singita Mara River Tented Camp

Located on a dramatic bend in the Mara River within the Lamai triangle in Tanzania, this solar-powered camp provides unsurpassed viewing of the wildebeest river crossings during the annual migration.

Game drives with expert guides reveal the wonders of this ancient ecosystem where the cycles of life, unchanged in millennia, play out around you. 

Thousands of wildebeest and zebra relaxing at Sand River in Kenya, close to Serengeti National Park border. A panicked wildebeest sets off a massive stampede. 

The Great Wildebeest migration was captured crossing point number 3 from North to South Serengeti

Once the herds arrive in the north, they do not simply head straight for the Masai Mara then head south, but they linger criss-crossing over back and forth through the Mara River – it is not a single mass movement, but more a chaotic gathering which can mean river crossings happen daily from July all the way through until late October.

Crossings continue from North to Southern Serengeti. A huge herd moves back to the Serengeti from Mara Triangle. 

Safari guide Jacupa Martinez saw a huge herd crossing Makutano Junction between 7 and 8 from Lamai to Kogatende. 

Makutano Under Canvas Camp it is the closest camp to the Mara river where each year enormous columns of wildebeest cross the river, negotiating the jaws of the hungry crocodiles, in order to get to the pastures on the other side in what could be considered the climax of the Great Migration.

The Great Wildebeest Migration was captured from the bird's eye-crossing point number 7 from the North to the Southern Serengeti while flying with Miracle Experience Balloon. 

Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion. 

Safari guide Frank Gabriel saw a huge crossing at point number 7 from the North to the Southern Serengeti

The herds are still spread out across the Northern section of the Serengeti pushing and shoving to cross the Mara River to get to the grasses on the Masai Mara side of the river. However, it is also quite common to see the herds cross the river to the north one day, only for them to undergo the terror and fright to cross to the south the next day.

The Great Migration gathering for a crossing from the bird's eyes! 

September offers more hot and dry weather, as the dry season continues in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

The Serengeti is starting to warm up. The herds are still spread out across the Northern section of the Serengeti, pushing and shoving to cross the Mara River to get to the grasses on the Masai Mara side of the river. 

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