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#BucketList: Witness Africa’s Iconic Big 5 And The Awe-inspiring Movement Of Animals

Love wildlife? The Great Migration, the year-round event, is hailed as nature’s most extraordinary spectacle, captivating wildlife enthusiasts worldwide.

The Great Migration is the ever-moving circular migration of over a million animals across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem throughout the year. The event is constantly on the list of those seeking to witness Africa’s iconic Big five and the awe-inspiring movement of animals.

Over 1.5 million wildebeest, 400,000 zebras, 300,000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, and 12,000 elands traverse the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, following the rains in search of fresh pastures. In short, the animal’s mega herd remains split, with one-half grazing in the Grumeti region of the Western Corridor, and the other half already reaching the northern reaches of the Serengeti, extending into the Masai Mara.

Guided by survival instinct, each wildebeest will cover 800 to 1,000km on its individual journey along age-old migration routes. Hungry predators, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs and crocs, make sure only the strongest survive in this natural spectacle, also known as ‘the greatest show on Earth.

Suppose you are planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania for the event. In that case, you may consider booking your stay with the new luxurious andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, as well as andBeyond Serengeti Under Canva, that not only allows you to witness the start of the exciting Grumeti River crossings but is also surrounded by the great mass of grunting gnus.

andBeyond Grumeti ensures a delightful stay at the poolside lunches overlooking the bustling hippo pool, surrounded by the herds’ presence and occasional visits from hungry predators. You can also enjoy a hot-air balloon safari experience when you are there.

Book your stay at Under Canvas if you are up for an adventure. There has been plenty of nighttime excitement as lions stalk the herds. The echoes of restless herbivores and the resonating roars of lions fill the air throughout the night. There are also plenty of photographic moments to capture while you are on the trip!

Wildlife lovers, turn these destinations into your #BucketList!

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