Great Wildebeest Migration Kenya (Masai Mara) 2022
The Great wildebeest migration Kenya (Masai Mara) is the largest migration of animals in the world usually referred to as the wildlife world cup happening year, in the wildebeest migration more than 2 million wildebeests accompanied by large numbers of zebras, Grant’s gazelles, Thompson’s gazelles, elands and impalas moving around the Maasai Mara –Serengeti ecosystem composed of Serengeti national park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara national reserve found in Kenya in a clockwise direction.
The animals participating in the wildebeest migration move in large herds with up to 1,000 animals per kilometers, the greater columns of wildebeests can be seen from the space. The migrating herds move in a constant cycle in search of nutritious grass and water and they are guided by survival instinct, as they move each wildebeest covers 800 to 1,000 kilometers on its individual journey along age-old migration routes.
While moving the herds separate into 3 groups and each group has different grass-eating habits, the first group eats the top of the tallest grass, the second group eats away the medium–height grass, and the last group eats the remaining grass, and when the grass is completely eaten they move on. Up to today, it is very unclear how the wildebeests know the right way to go but it’s believed their journey is dictated by the response of the migrating herds to weather (the herds follow the rains and the growth of new grass). Though there is no solid proof, some scientists believe the animals’ movement is due to their reaction to the lightning and thunderstorms in a distance. It has also been suggested that the wildebeests can locate the rain more than 50 kilometers away.
Wildebeest migration in Kenya takes place in Masai Mara national reserve the most safari wildlife destination in Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square meters Maasai Mara national reserve is located in the Rift Valley Province near Narok Town