River madness across the Maasai Mara as a million animals make their yearly migration

Every year throughout the months of July, August and September, animals in the hundreds of thousands (even up to a million) migrate up through the north of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and into the Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Park in a natural cycle that allows the replenishment of the grasslands of the region.
As the herd gather at the edge of the Mara River, the most perilous segment of the journey lies ahead; as sheer pressure builds, the herds are finally forced to surge into the river, often hurling themselves off high banks and into the fast moving water below. Not only do they risk breaking their legs in the steep decent, but also being washed away by the force of the river or being snapped up (literally!) by crocodiles that lie in wait for them.Seeing a river crossing can be exhilarating and a memory that lasts forever. At SCC, we always prefer to organise trips for our guests that include properties within our family – and in the case of the migration, we love to use Richard’s Camp. This stunning lodge is owned by Richard Roberts, nephew of SCC owner and guide, Andy Roberts.

Make sure to check out our migration safari ideas here, and then get in touch to book: safaris@scckenya.com.

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