The Serengeti-Mara Axis ~ The Wildlife Paradise

Africa is home to some of the most beautiful eco-diversities in the world. But you never know how true this is until you get into the Serengeti-Mara travel circuit along the Kenya-Tanzania border. This ecosystem is home to one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World. You will indeed enjoy the spectacle displayed by the millions of mammals migrating between these two countries in search of pastures.

The Serengeti-Mara axis offers you the largest terrestrial wildlife migration. More than 3 million zebras, wildebeests, antelopes and a host of other animals cross the Mara River to Serengeti when the pastures in Maasai Mara National Park dry up. Much later in the year, they cross back when the long rains have ensured rich pastureland.

The more than 2,000 kilometers journey is treacherous for the herbivores. If it is not the lions and other carnivores going on a feeding spree, it is the African crocodiles waylaying the herbivores as they cross the Mara River.

As a traveler, you have the option of watching this spectacle from a hot air balloon or from the sun roof of a tour van. Whichever of the tow options you choose make sure you have a high-end camera. This is a sight you will never behold anywhere else on the planet. What more, you can decide to camp deep in the wild in the tens of campsites in the vast wild. Watch the African sun sink and welcome the starry night by a camp fire. If you are into dancing, nothing beats the local Maasai cultural dances. If you are traveling with kids, they can enjoy the Maa folklore.

I recommend you consider visiting the Serengeti-Mara National Parks if you are a wildlife enthusiast. It is one of those trips you will never regret making!

By Kennedy Runo about East Africa

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