Let’s talk about the Masai mara first. An impressive National park of rolling plains. it is a year round safari hotspot and home to the big five. If you travel between July and September you may be lucky enough to see a river crossing as the wildebeest make their migration between Tanzania and Kenya.
Waiting for a river crossing takes patience and a large amount of luck. Head out early, set up your bush breakfast and wait. Even if the wildebeest are in residence by the river there is a lot of hokey cokey before they decide to cross!
Once a few brave it, then it can into a full on stampede, with the crocodiles waiting to see if they can pick off any vulnerable animals. Not forgetting the predators, such as wily lionesses waiting to attack on the river bank the opposite side.
Many wildebeest will make it safely and sadly some won’t but what ever way you look at it, it’s one of natures most dramatic spectacles.