The Great Migration

It’s here on the vast plains of the Serengeti that one of the world’s most impressive natural cycles has played out for aeons as hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals, driven by primeval rhythms of survival, move constantly in search of fresh grasslands. The most famous, and numerous, are the wildebeest (of which there are some 1.5 million), and their annual migration is the Serengeti’s calling card. There are also resident wildebeest populations in the park, and you’ll see these smaller but still impressive herds year-round. In February more than 8000 wildebeest calves are born each day, although about 40% of these will die before reaching four months old.