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If there is a safari you should go on, The Great Migration has to be it. The Masai Mara and the Serengeti National Park together form the legendary route of the said migration! It is amazing, it is colossal, it is excitable and it deserves to be experienced in person! The World Cup of wildlife, included in the "Seven new wonders of the world" and if you still have a reason to give what promises to be a spectacular adventure a second thought, then you surely need to pack your bags before it’s too late. Talking about a magical safari and yet wondering if you are in safe hands while you are in the midst of this arid adventure? We would be your proverbial genie in the bottle placed right in your hands granting one wish after the other and providing you with a thrilling time at every corner. From a luxurious stay in the wildlife to the best fine and dine arrangements, from the flying high up in the sky to view the migration to covering vast expanses in absolute comfort down in the wild, everything will be taken care of.

As the name itself suggests, The Great Migration is the largest movement of animals on our planet. Surprisingly, the natural phenomenon that is the migration is a fairly recent occurrence, starting only in the 1960's. It takes place between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara and is known as one of the greatest wildlife event on our planet.
Usually it reaches its pinnacle every July and August when wildebeests, zebras and other herd animals migrate in search of their meals, only to turn south later for greener pastures during the period of October and November. Numbers vary annually, but usually the herd size can reach up to 1.5 million.
While they are looking for suitable climate and sustenance, they themselves become somebody else fuel, for the predators aren't that far away. Massive herds are often closely followed by lions, hyenas and cheetahs, as they take every opportunity to catch their treats when it’s on the go. It is estimated that around 250,000 wildebeests die while they are on the migration circuit.
The herds gathering to cross the Grumeti River (Tanzania) and the Mara River (Kenya) from July through September is perhaps one of the most spectacular sights of the migration.

When it comes to the climate being an obstacle for planning an outstanding vacation to one of the “seven wonders of the world”, then rest assured, for the wildebeest migration happens throughout the year. The migration can be observed during any given month; you just need to know where to look for it! However, the period between July and October is perhaps the optimum time to feast your eyes with the migration. By July, the herds reach their first big hurdle, the Grumeti River. This river can get deep in places, especially if the rains have been good. This is the beginning of the most astonishing river crossings you can witness. By late July, the grass of the western Serengeti turns yellow and the herds continue north in search of vegetation. After crossing the Grumeti River in Tanzania, the wildebeests and zebras head to Kenya's Lamai Wedge and the Mara Triangle. Before they reach their destination, they have to make yet another river crossing. This is the time when the Mara River is populated with carnivorous crocodiles, eagerly waiting for their meals to jump in! Observe this miraculous circle of life on your trip to East Africa with Abercrombie & Kent, this season.

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Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights

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