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Tourists flock Serengeti to witness the return of Nature’s “Greatest Show on Earth”

17TH September, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of tourists are now flocking Serengeti National Park to witness the return of the Wildebeest described as the Nature’s Greatest Show on Earth from the neighboring country where they went for their holidays.

This year, Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) conducted a special event of welcoming home the legendary Wildebeest Migration, consisting of about two million ungulates, among them 1.5 million wildebeests believed to have spent less than a month in the neighboring country. Soon they will all be back home in the Serengeti where they will spend most of their life in a year before crossing again to Masai Mara for their short holidays.

Early rains in the Serengeti have encouraged the wildebeest to cut short their holidays in Masai Mara as there is plenty of grass to feed on back home.

At Mara River, the wildebeest migration which also includes zebras and gazelles could be seen escaping giant crocodiles as they crossed the wide and deep, River Mara on their way back to Serengeti from the neighboring country’s Masai Mara.

 

Nature’s Greatest Show on Earth normally covers more than 1000 kilometers and takes place annually on a 12 month circle, in which the ungulates spend 10 months in Tanzania (Serengeti - Ngorongoro ecosystem) and two months in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Pascal Shelutete
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER
TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS