ALMOST THERE - THE GREAT MIGRATION
A huge crossing - lasting over one hour - is underway.
This crossing can be seen at the following link along with the crossing of a dry river bed by wildebeest, zebra, and a giraffe trying to keep its footing on the rocks :-
Soundtrack : "Summer FIelds"
Taken from Governors' Camp Report, August :-
Wildebeest migration Update!
At the end of last month and the beginning of this month large numbers of wildebeest covered the plains around our camps turning them black as far as the eye could see. Then towards mid month the big river crossings began, many wildebeest were taken by crocodile and many more died whilst crossing the Mara River. Wildebeest frequently cross the Mara River in extraordinary places, often leaping off high sided river banks into the swirling depths below, then fording the river they reach the other side where they find that the river bank is too high to climb out. With sheer numbers of them of piling up there, many get trampled and die. A good few get taken by crocodile, although many crocodile on the river are now saturated with all the feeding.