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The Migration Moves in to Kenya

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A little later than usual, the huge herds of wildebeest and lesser numbers of zebra have started crossing in to Kenya. This is all part of the annual cycle that these huge herds undertake as they follow the rains and the growth of grass that follows. Here in Kenya the animals face more of the dangerous river crossings than elsewhere. There are some points along the rivers that are popular for these crossings but there are no guarantees that these will be the crossing points this year. As we are all are aware, these events attract tourists and film makers in large numbers.

The fossil evidence suggests that this migration has been going on for millenia and the rains dictate when the herds move and how long they stay in a given area.

Nor is it just zebra and wildebbest that make up the 2 million animals that migrate. Big herds of eland are also included and following the large ungulates are the Thompson’ s and Grant’s gazelles. In my mind it is like a never ending lawn mowing operation. The large animals crop the grass to a certain level and the Tommys and Grants nibble it down the ground.

The arrival of the herds herald fat times for the predators and many time the dropping of their young to coincide with the expected feast.

If you want to see this world famous spectacle, either in Kenya or the Serengeti in Tanzania, than get in touch with us to discuss best times to go and what else these fascinating countries have to offer.

Call us on 01323 446550 or send an email to info@experienceholidays.co.uk


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