There have been some incredible crossing this month, as thousands of wildebeest move back and forth across the Mara River, with moments of excitement and baited breath, guests watch as the predators move in and the wildebeest swarm and mass in number, getting ready to brave the murky waters and finally make a dash for the other side.
The sheer number of wildebeest in the Masai Mara this year is extraordinary making for some amazing moments, not only at the river crossings but across the plains as the daily circle of life plays out. In every direction there are wildebeest, zebra, hartebeest and a host of other plains game and camouflaged in the grass or dappled shadows of a tree, are the majestic or elusive predator’s; lions, leopards and cheetahs that are part of this phenomenal ritual that plays out every year.
Those that visit the Masai Mara and other wild and beautiful areas in Kenya and Tanzania, should be courteous, not only of others that have come to enjoy these iconic destinations but more importantly the animals themselves. We need to ensure we do not disturb the wildlife at any time. Our Guides are passionate about the wild spaces we operate in and understand the animals, sharing their knowledge of these precious places and their inhabitant so that when our Guest’s leave, they take with them memories to last a lifetime.
With so many incredible moments happening daily in the Masai Mara, Guests at Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp and Elewana Sand River have been witnessing some great events unfold, from spectacular river crossings, exciting hunts and the never ending magic that takes place while on safari. The excitement of waking up before the sunrises and heading out on an early morning game drive, the anticipation of what the day will hold, enjoying a bush breakfast surrounded by animals, alternatively experience the bush from a different perspective; either by foot, getting closer to nature on a bush walk or from the incredible heights of a hot air balloon, is unforgettable. A day is never complete without a sundowner, watching the sunset over this indescribable landscape, the colours, the smell, the sounds are a feast for the senses. The wildebeest migration should be experienced at least once in one’s life but the Mara is captivating and will draw people back again and again.
Videos of River Crossings in the Masai Mara this month;