THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
One of the wonders of the world, the largest animal migration of anywhere on Earth happens in the rainy months of July to October every year. Mara Crossings Camp is situated directly on one of the crossings of the Mara river. One of the greatest spectacles in the world is viewable right from our doorstep!
Mara Crossings and the Great Migration
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area) and their description of the area when looked at from afar: “Mara,” which is Maa (Maasai language) for “spotted,” an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that mark the area.
It is globally famous for its exceptional population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs, and the annual migration of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, and wildebeest to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October, known as the Great Migration.