Wildebeest Migration News Flash


Guess which wonder of the world is happening at the moment? You guessed right! It’s the 7th wonder of the natural world; the great wildebeest migration! The 1000km journey, that begins in the Serengeti Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya, is a must- see marvel for all wild life lovers.

The wildebeests, also known as gnus (as they are known by the Khoikhoi of South Africa) are divided into two main species; the blue wildebeests and black wildebeest. The common wildebeest, which is also known as the blue wildebeest, white -bearded wildebeest or “nyumbu” in the Swahili language is a migratory species. The term “blue” comes from the silvery-blue sheen of their coat.

You won’t confuse the sexes as these animals display sexual dimorphism, the distinct difference the males are larger and darker than the females. The blue wildebeest take part in the famous migration, which corresponds with the annual pattern of rainfall and grass growth on the volcanic soil short-grass plains, where they can find the nutrient-rich forage necessary for lactation and calf growth.

Two of the most favorable sites to experience this sensational spectacle are the Tipilikwani Mara Camp and the Mara Ngenche Safari Camp; part of Atua Enkop Africa’s Collection of Luxury Camps in the Mara located close to areas where the migration is easy to view.

At the moment we have a few rooms available. Take this opportunity to visit our camps and experience nature’s most talked about phenomenon, while sampling our first class accommodation and personalized service. Karibu!

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