One of the most spectacular sites in the world takes place in Africa. Tanzania is one of the places called home to an event known, in the animal world, as The Great Migration. If you are the person looking for a super adventure then catching a glimpse of these millions of animals running wild could be the trip for you. This actually happens all year round so any time can make for a great adventure. From Tanzania to Kenya and back again, these migrating animals always provide an outstanding sight to be seen.
Tanzania in January is always full of new animal life. At this point the Grumeti River is teaming with crocodiles and being crossed by millions of migrating creatures. Lions will prey on these young making this the time and place to view the ferocity of a lion attack. If you are brave enough to camp along this river then you will be rewarded with some of the most aggressive and amazing acts in nature. There are camps and camp sites available to provide a little extra safety if you aren’t the type to wander into the bush alone.
The Serengeti around June teams with millions of zebra and hundreds of thousands of other animals. These animals are running a massive circle in search of food and water. With this being the end of rainy season these animals may prove to be incredibly difficult to follow. Over 5,000 square miles of open national park for the animals and you to explore, Africa proves the adventure of a lifetime. Combining danger and excitement with once-in-a-life sights most people will only see in pictures. Many places offer guided tours for those who wish not to explore the wild alone. It is even possible to hire a guide to drive you around to spots where specific animals have been seen.
Kenya is home to the Mara River where the migrating animals must charge the currents and cross dangerous waters. Around September all of the zebra and wildebeest are crossing the deep and fast waters here. Camping along this river ensures you the ability to see both the worst and best that Mother Nature has to offer. The Mara River is the least visited of the Great Migration viewers. When looking to go on that road less traveled then this is for you. Other places offer resorts and housing for those who would rather sleep in a bed with walls than the dirt with lions.
Here’s a great video of the Serengeti migration:
Thousands of miles with millions of animals for you to see are waiting in Africa. The Great Migration offers a sight to be seen all year round. Depending on how adventurous you are feeling, you can camp in a tent or stay in a cabin. Stay with a group and guide for safety or take the road less traveled for a once in a lifetime exploration. No two zebra are identical making viewing always unique. Thousands of miles to explore make an adventure of watching the Great Migration in Africa a favorite place to visit.