Tourists flock to Kenya Wildebeest Migration

25th Jul 2012

You won't see them out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window, as Basil Fawlty once sarcastically told a complaining Fawlty Towers guest in the TV comedy.

But the awe-inspiring sight of herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain is just what visitors to Kenya can hope to witness as the animals' annual migration gets under way.

The sound of the animals thundering over the Kenyan border can be heard from miles away as some 1.5 million wildebeest head for the green pastures of the Maasai Mara with zebra also swept up in the flow, adding black and white flashes to the herds.

Providing one of the world's greatest natural wildlife sights, the Great Wildebeest Migration takes place between July and October every year as the animals go in search of more nutritious feeding lands by the Mara River.

The dramatic event provides nature lovers with the perfect addition to any safari or family holiday in Kenya, with the migration seeing the riverbanks swollen with wildebeest as they charge into the crocodile-infested waters.

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