The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. This immense movement only happens between the Serengeti National park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National reserve in Kenya during July through October. The crossing is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River with no harm and this usually only happens in July. We were fortunate in that because of the heavy rains the animals decided to cross late this year and the day we arrived in the Maasai Mara was the same day the wildebeest arrived at the Sand River right by our camp! And what an amazing sight to behold: hundreds and hundreds of thousands of wildebeest grazing on the banks of the river. My camera cannot do it justice.

Here are some wildebeest crossing the Sand River – yay! no crocodiles in sight!


I remarked that the plains in the distance looked like they had been burnt only for the guide to tell me that is still the herds coming!

Here we are driving along with the running herds, hence the fuzzy photo!