Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti 2017

Wildebeest calving season in the Serengeti 2017

Icon February 2, 2017
Icon By Morris Gatheru
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There is nothing more spectacular than the annual birthing season of wildebeest’s in the Serengeti Wilderness.  It is such an extraordinary phenomenon to witness during a safari. Ideally, wildebeest calving happens every year around mid-February in which approximately one million wildebeest gather in the stretch of thousands of miles and give birth to about half a million calves in a single week.

The herds of wildebeest usually migrate from the North of the Serengeti to the South in December at the onset of the rainy seasonal.

In the modern day, it is quite the norm for tourists on a safari in the plains of the Serengeti to witness this breathtaking phenomenon. There are modern, but scarce permanent lodges located within the Ndutu woodlands which are graced by lakes and thriving acacia woodland.

The Serengeti offers world-class seasonal camps, which are mobile yet stylish and comfy for watching the upcoming wildebeest calving in February 2017.  In fact, the camps offer the best safari experience during the wildebeest calving season.

The Africa Serengeti calving is quite incomparable to any other wildlife phenomenon across the continent. It is the only wildlife show of its kind where safari goers witness wildebeest migrate clockwise within the Serengeti ecosystem as the season change from a characteristic rainy season at the end of the year to a dry spell at the beginning of every year. Safari-goers also get to witness wildebeest fight off predators as they journey on an 1800 miles streak in search of greener pasture in the form of a pilgrimage.

This unique phenomenon never ceases to amaze tourists and as the wildebeest gather in voluminous numbers during calving, they give life to an entirely new generation in a very defenseless season.

The wildebeests display a sense of protection for their newly born calves as they tend to group in the short-grass plains for them to spot approaching predators. In addition, they affirm the saying that there is indeed safety in numbers as they exceedingly gather not in hundreds of thousands but in millions to successfully replenish their species in an overwhelming measure.

The upcoming wildebeest calving in 2017 is awaited with baited breath and great intrigue by safari lovers as the phenomenon is bound to happen as routine. The best safari arrangements to the Serengeti that feature this particular phenomenon begin at the great Maasai Mara in the Rift Valley where the migration of the wildebeest begins.

The Maasai Mara provides you with a unique view of the wildebeest as they prepare to migrate and allow you to follow their migration to Ndutu which is southern plain of the Serengeti.  It is in the south where the marvel of wildebeests’ calving at the rate of 8,000 calves per day will entertain you all week long.

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