We timed our safari in the hope that we would be able to observe part of the incredible 1.3 million strong wildebeest herd of Tanzania and Kenya as they trace a clockwise circuit of East Africa’s great grassland plains, following the rain and the ripening grasses.
The crossing is a terrifying experience as huge crocodiles are lurking. But, its a question of survival. The food is in the south.
Here we see part of an hour-long crossing of the Mara river as perhaps 20,000 animals mass on the north bank and then leap into the water at the rate of about 6 ever second.