Magical Maasai Mara: Seeing it all

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August 30, 2011 – Dubbed as the 8th Wonder of the World and one of the World’s greatest natural spectacles, the annual Wildebeest Migration from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Maasai Mara is definitely a must-see.

Maasai Mara has always been a scenic place where beautiful memories have been conceived; but together with the wildebeest migration, the Mara becomes simply magical.

Approximately 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of zebras make the exhausting and dangerous trip to Kenya’s Maasai Mara, which lasts for about three months.

For most of the wildebeests that successfully survive the migration, they will indulge in lush green grass plains – literally a grazing haven and mate with their partners.  For the unlucky wildebeests, they will be eaten alive by crocodiles or drown whilst crossing the Mara River.  Not to mention, being preyed upon by those higher-up in the ranks of the animal kingdom.

Primarily due to the sheer numbers of wildebeest in the Maasai Mara during the migration, the abundance of wildlife in the savannah is unmistakable.  Predators during the migration try to take advantage of the visiting wildebeest in the Maasai Mara to feed their young.  As a result, visiting the Maasai Mara during the annual migration is the perfect time to get a glimpse of even the rarest of animals.

From rare leopards to graceful cheetahs to roaring lions to roaming with herds of grazing elephants, you will see it all at the Maasai Mara.

What more can I say? I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…

 

PHOTOBLOG: Experience the Maasai Mara during the annual Wildebeest Migration

Photo Credits Susan Wong © All rights reserved.

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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