Spotted on Safari: Highlights from the annual Wildebeest migration

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 24/08/2018
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  • In this edition of ‘Spotted on Safari’ we are delighted to share some amazing photos and a video from the annual wildebeest migration in Kenya, taken by our driver guides, Martin, Dan and Dedan, who have a keen eye for photography and are extremely knowledgeable.

    Seeing the annual migration is a once in a lifetime experience and one to definitely add to your bucket list, as it is considered one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World.” It is one of the greatest spectacles on earth.

    In terms of timing, usually between April to July the wildebeest start moving north towards the Masai Mara in search of greener pastures, as well as seeking out the next watering hole. Most gravitate towards the Mara River for the water supply.

    More of this migration continues until around November, so going on a safari is highly recommended then to be able to see them all in abundance. Our safari experts will be able to advise when the best time to go is and where, in order to have the best possible experience. With our experienced driver guides, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable time.

    Daniel Thuo captured this series of images of these wildebeest leaping, whilst in the midst of their migration, which are just magnificent and shows his incredible talent and knack for perfect timing.

    The Wildebeest Migration

    Photo credit: Daniel Thuo

    The Wildebeest Migration

    Photo credit: Daniel Thuo

    From the Ashnil Mara Lodge, in the Masai Mara, we were lucky to receive these fantastic photos of the wildebeest all congregated around a hippo pool.

    The Wildebeest Migration

    The Wildebeest Migration

    Our driver guide Dedan Kingori shared this wonderful photo of the wildebeest in a zig zag pattern. Isn’t it amazing?

    The Wildebeest Migration

    Photo credit: Dedan Kingori

    You can view a clip of the Wildebeest taken by our driver guide Martin Weru in the Mara by following this link:

    The Wildebeest Migration >

     

    We hope that seeing these wonderful images taken by our drivers has inspired you to want to go on safari, and enjoy seeing these animals yourself, and to help, we have some amazing itineraries available.

    We would love to work with you to plan the safari holiday of a lifetime. For more information on how our safari experts can help you, call Somak Holidays today on 020 8423 3000, or visit our website here:

    https://www.somak.com/kenya-safari

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