In a rare phenomenon hundreds of wildebeests have crossed Mara River from the Serengeti in Tanzania into Masai Mara National Reserve.
In the last year’s July-October tourism peak season, they migrated back to Tanzania in early September due to lack of water and pasture. They, according to ecologists have returned to graze.
“They have returned because of availability of grass and water. They will return to Serengeti and come back in July,” said Kevin Gichangi, the Word Wide Fund (WWF) Mara River Basin manager today.
He allayed fears from hoteliers that the new development would change the migration pattern, adding that they have returned because of lack of grass and water in the entire Serengeti.