WHERE DOES THE MIGRATION TAKE PLACE?
The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world involving millions of game animals; often described as ‘the greatest show on Earth’. The wildebeest migration takes place, in a clockwise direction, over a wide area across Kenya's Maasai Mara and Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. These parks are one continuous ecosystem divided by an invisible man-made border.
IS IT ONLY WILDEBEEST WHICH MIGRATE?
No. Together with approximately 2 million wildebeest, there are roughly 800,000 zebra and gazelle forming one super herd. Zebra are often found together with wildebeest as the zebra tend to feed on grass together. Contrary to popular belief, lions and other carnivores do not migrate with the grazing animals but feast on them when their paths cross.