The Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration is definitely one of the most unforgettable and remarkable wildlife attractions that make Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations worldwide. Come July, August and October, tourist flock to the Maasai Mara, the most popular wildlife spot in Kenya, to catch the spectacular event, and why not! This natural occurrence has a lot to offer, the deep, primal rumbling sound of thundering hooves as well as low grunts is something that raises the nerves. The sight of the wildebeest migration is amazing, with an unbroken energetic mass that widens from one perspective to the other and the fact that they are joined by stripped black and white zebras gives the sight an outstanding feature.

There is no other place in the world where there is a movement of over a million-number of animals from one place to another apart from the Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara wildebeest migration happens in the month of July all through to October. The wildebeest and the zebras has to cross the Mara River in to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures. During the crossing of the river, the wildebeest have to overcome the wrath of hungry crocodiles that always are a beneficial lot during this migration. They have to wrestle with the crocodiles to for survival, which is the highlight of the event, but not all of them make it to the other end as the crocodiles overpowers them. Even after crossing to Maasai Mara, they are still wanted by other larger carnivores like lion, but that is just a balance of the ecosystem.

The Maasai Mara wildebeest migration can be captured on the early morning game drives in customized vehicles, or a walking safari guided by Maasai warrior, or horseback safaris in areas surrounding the Maasai Mara or from hot air balloon safaris over the plains of the Maasai Mara.