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The Great Migration of Tanzania is one of the natural wonders of the world. The annual migration of giant herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya is truly a spectacular event. Over two million wildebeest, Zebras and gazelles move through Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pastures in a regular pattern.

What is actually Great Migration?

It is first of all an ongoing event, which never ends. Great migration is a circular grazing path determined by the availability of food. An estimated 1.4 million wild beasts and hundreds of thousands of Zebras start in Serengeti in January, wherein they give birth to their young ones. The grass is still short in this part of Serengeti, making it safe for the newborns from the lurking predators. As the rainy season ends, the herds move flowing the rivers on their way to Masai Mara in Kenya. 

The herds take great risk inn crossing the crocodile infested waters and reach Msai Mara in Kenya by the summer. In the late fall and winter, the herds move back to Serengeti chasing the rainy season and the process begins again. It is a process of searching, food water and safety. This is good time to watch the beauty and drama of the animals.

The Wildlife

The major actors are the wild beast and almost 1.4 million of them. Wildebeests are only part of the great migration. Travelling along with them are hundreds of thousands of Zebras. Zebras are helpful in remembering the course of the migration and are smart enough to watch out for hungry river predators. Water is vital, which is where the wildebeests help the Zebra by virtue of their acute sense of smell. As the herds pass through the areas of Tanzania and Kenya, they trample across lands belonging to any number of other animals from elephants to Lions and leopards to Cheetah. If you go on Safari during the great migration, you will have a view of all the animals that you would like to see. This is precisely what is called a perfect natural wonder. The very fact that Zebras travel along with the wildebeests is a wonderful fact. We humans have a lot to learn from this great migration and it certainly teaches us the value of coexistence.