Friday, July 01, 2016

3 Days Masai Mara Tours Safaris| Kenya Three Day Trips- Sojourn Safaris

3 Days Masai Mara Tours: Three (3) days Masai Mara safaris and tours are three day excursions in masai mara game reserve to watch the great wildebeest migration. The 3 days masai mara tours safaris packages are offered as private trips or join a group masai mara tour itineraries. The masai mara 3 days tour safari excursions include park entrance fees, full board accommodations, all meals and transport in a shared safari minivan.

Main Attractions Of A 3Days Masai Mara Tours Safaris

The masai mara is world famous for its greatest wildebeest migration which involves the movement of more than 1.5 wildebeests, zebras and gazelles moving from the Serengeti plains into masai mara in a cyclic north west movement. The migration follows the cyclic rainfall patterns in the masai mara ecosystem and the pastures that grow after the rains. This is by far the biggest event of every year from July to October where you can see the moving mass of animals cross the plains as they eat all the grass in their wake.

The wildebeest masses start out in the Serengeti plains after the February wildebeest calving season. After the April rains, the grass starts to dry out and the rivers become dry beds. By June, every thing in sight is an unsightly dry and whittled grass which is not attractive to the animals. Suddenly, in July the clouds start to gather further north in the mau hills and the lighting and thunder in the distance triggers the migration. The animals can tell there is rain up north and where there is rain fresh pasture is never too far behind. Slowly, they start to congregate in small groups at first and then into huge populations. The wildebeest migration starts with leisurely treks by the wildebeest and at some point breaks into an all out sprints across the plains, into river beds and up the drying river banks.

Mara River Crossing Stampede

By the time the wildebeest make it into Masai mara, they are in their millions and no matter how much the big cats eat, they hardly make a dent on their populations. Onward they march while bleating and gazing out for any signs of danger. Finally, they get to the infamous mara river crossing. By this time the rains in the north have filled the mara river to the brim and the waters are fast and furious. The wildebeests have to cross this river, not once but twice as they move in an all too familiar route. It is here that the drama of the great wildebeest migration unfolds to views unimaginable.

Thousands of the animals crowd on the river bank and they bleat with trepidation and fear of the obvious dangers lurking in the waters.  To the 18ft nile crocodiles, the season of plenty has arrived and at last they can satiate their year-long fast. The crocs can be seen as huge boulder like scraggy debris lying in wait in the river. By now, the wildebeests are building in pressure along the banks as the front row animals refuse to move into the water and hold back the profile. At some point, one wildebeest will make the death defying leap into the water and the rest of them will follow in a frantic frenzy as they try to outrun the crocodiles across the water.

The Carnage on the River 

Sometimes they will have a clear exit on the opposite river bank but at times, they miscalculate and face a 90 degrees vertical wall with a wedge shaped exit that can only fit 1 animal at a time. In their hundreds they rush for these exits and in their hundreds their perish from the stampede. Others will get stuck on the now too thick mud from the trampling and will be left hardly able to move their heads as they slowly die out of exhaustion. Thousands of the wildebeest perish at the river crossing that at some point the floating bodies create a temporary dam.

Nothing will stop the annual wildebeest migration as the number that perishes is too small to make an impact on the more than 1 million wildebeests and hundred thousands of zebras.  In any case, the calving season sees more than 250,000 calves born in Serengeti plains.

Such is the drama in the masai mara during the great wildebeest migration that it triggers another form of human migration with more than 350,000 tourists visiting the park in the short 3 months to see this spectacle. It’s simply the biggest animal migration in the world. The masai mara great wildebeest migration!

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