They say you haven't visited Kenya until you've been to the Mara, especially during the wildebeest migration. It's all about game, game and more game in this 320 sq km undulating landscape of open grassland dotted with flat topped acacia trees. You can literally see it all - elephant, buffalo, lion, hyena, jackal, giraffe, zebra, gazelle, topi, kongoni, eland, ostrich often without much effort.
The Mara in Kenya is an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania
and it's between these countries that the annual spectacle of the migration is witnessed. The grass that springs up after the rains in the Mara attracts well over a million wildebeest from the dryer plains of the Serengeti
. Seeing so many beasts on the move all at once is an event you're likely to remember for a long time. It's certainly ranks as a Todo once in a lifetime experience. The most dramatic scenes take place as the wildebeest cross the swollen Mara River, where crocodiles lie hungrily in wait each year. Catching the migration means being there between July and October, especially during August or September. Since the wildebeest's movements are subject to climatic and other changes (still being researched by scientists) the exact dates change slightly each year.