Tanzania: Serenegeti NP – Wildebeest Migration: Going South

A spectacle of a lifetime – the great wildebeest migration in Serengeti – is a sight to behold. The animals move in a fairly predictable circular route through Serengeti and Masai Mara following the seasonal rains and green grasses. The numbers are truly staggering – 1.5 million wildebeest and 750 thousand zebras. This time of the year migration is at the very southern edge of the Serengeti NP, and even out beyond its borders in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We found massive herds of wildebeest and zebra here, all rapidly moving south (this is quite away from the most tourist-visited areas of Serengeti, and hence there were absolutely no other cars around). Thousands of wildebeest and zebras moving south! Toward the dark clouds, toward the rains, toward the fresh green grass!