12 Ways The Wildebeest Migration Impacts Business In Kenya And Tanzania

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Written by Keren Mikva

The great Serengeti wildebeest migration occurs every year from July through October in an ancient mass movement of wildlife. Seeing it is on many wildlife enthusiasts’ bucket lists.

Millions of wildebeest – along with some zebra, gazelle, eland, and impala – move across Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Tourists from all over the world book safaris, eager to take in the magical sight — a crucial driver of tourism in the region.

But sometimes Mother Nature — and human activity — can have unintended consequences. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, and the role it plays in the Kenyan and Tanzanian tourism business.

Sources: StandardMedia.co.ke, ExpertAfrica.com, TanzanianOdyssey.com, AfricaOdyssey.com, MaasaiMara.com, SavetheSerengeti.org, NA.UNEP.net, AllAfrica.com, BBC.com, GlobalSojourns.com, WHC.UNESCO.org, Gov.uk