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A mega crossing in the Mara heading towards the west into the Mara Triangle!

Following August’s activity, September is a quieter month in terms of travellers and a period that still sees the mega-herd spreading out across the entire northern Serengeti and the Maasai Mara. Herds can be found from central Lobo (the central strip of the northern Serengeti) to the western area of the northern Serengeti (Kogatende and Lamai) right through to the heart of the Maasai Mara.

This is another prime river-crossing month, with Kogatende the place to be if this is your focus. A truly wonderful area, due to the energy and beauty of the Mara river system. September is always slightly quieter than August… never a bad thing!

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Another spectacular crossing in the Mara River!

Safari guide Michael Thomas captured the spectacular crossing from the South to North at crossing point No 1 on the Western corner of the Serengeti! The great herds are heading towards the Miles Turner Hill. 

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08 Sep 2020 from Paul Kirui

The great migration was captured heading towards the Mara River on the Masai Mara side.

Daily crossings are to be expected!

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This is the best time to be in the Northern Serengeti!

Thousands of wildebeest were captured crossing at point number four. The herds were heading back north to the Mara. 

Zebra included themselves in the crossing towards the end, along with a few crocs for some action.

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Another spectacular crossing in the Mara River on the Northern Serengeti side!

August is one of the very best times to be in the Serengeti because this is the peak season for the mighty Mara River crossings in the north. At the beginning of August, as the main herds approach, you can be in for some huge crossings. Like with July, the first crossings of the season can be explosive, with wildebeest falling left right and centre, trampling each other or being taken down by the hungry waiting Mara River crocs.

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A massive and huge crossing on the Masai Mara side. 

August sees the mega-herd spreading out across the entire northern Serengeti and the Masai Mara. 

Win, win. All the way through the month, river crossings should happen almost daily - it is all a case of waiting patiently for the wildebeest to decide to cross. You would be very unlucky for the wildebeest not to be surrounding the Mara River if you decide to go in August. On the flip side though, you would also be lucky to see a crossing, as not everyone does, as no matter how many hours are spent waiting with a herd by the river banks, they may simply not decide to cross over for hours!

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August is your best month to see the dramatic Mara River crossings in the Serengeti or Masai Mara!

The wildebeest herds will continue their search for lush, greener grass and by doing so, attempt to cross the dangerous, crocodile-infested water of the Mara River.

Sammy Kaleku captured the herds crossing the Mara River heading towards the Mara Triangle.

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Epic Crossing on the Mara River below the Lookout Hill moving into the Mara Triangle. 

The great herds were captured crossing for over two hours and more were still coming by the time the guests and safari guides left. 

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River

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The Great Migration continues to cross the Sand River on the Masai Mara side. 

The Sand River Masai Mara offers guests a secluded position from which to observe the splendours of Kenya. Game drives and hot-air balloon safaris provide spectacular and year-round Big 5 game viewing. Those who visit between July and November will witness one of the greatest spectacles in Africa: the Great Migration.

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The great wildebeest migration has finally arrived in the Sand River!!

They were spotted crossing the Sand River heading into the Mara Reserve. Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border.

With an authentic safari experience, superb cuisine, a well-stocked cellar, sparkling pool, hot-air ballooning and your private viewing deck, Sand River Masai Mara offers a winning combination.

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The great wildebeest migration is negotiating their way northbound, following recent rains in the Lamai Wedge of the Northern Serengeti

Between July and October Lamai Serengeti in a prime position to witness the Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, and is close enough to the Mara River to experience the awe-inspiring river crossings where masses of animals confront the deep, fast-flowing water and the enormous crocodiles that live within it. But even beyond the Migration season, a wealth of wildlife remains to be enjoyed. Game drives and safari walks accompanied by highly knowledgeable guides deliver a thrilling Big 5 experience, including an abundance of birds.

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