The Great Migration
The Serengeti is a sheer wildlife spectacle. Nowhere else on the planet is there this much wildlife existing as they have done for millions of years.
The rains bring over 1.8 million wildebeest onto the Serengeti plains. The pale yellow grass and parched earth rejuvenates overnight from the first downpour of rain. Lightening lights up the sky and thunder crashes overhead. Millimetres of rain can fall in an hour. The storm passes and the smell of rain is strong in the air, the earth is pungent with promise.
It is a time of plenty for the plains game and predators alike. As the herds move around the Serengeti, following the storm clouds, so the predators guzzle. Their world turns green; wild flowers carpet the plains. Fat bellied, well-fed lions and cheetah look magnificent against the colourful backdrop.
During the migration, the wildebeest, believing there is safety in numbers, calve in a three-week period. This is also a perfect time for the predators to have their young while the food source is plentiful.
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Facts at a glance