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16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016

Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the annual great wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania is truly nature's greatest spectacle.

Every year, approximately 1.7 million wildebeest, 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle, 300,000 zebras and 12,000 eland will take a survival journey from the Serengeti National Park towards the Masai Mara National Reserve in search of better grass and water resources. Along the way, the massive herds will have to cross Nile-crocodile infested rivers and keep a keen eye out of opportunistic predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs.

If you’d like to experience this natural phenomenon, here are 16 reasons why you should see the Great Migration in 2016:

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Watch as Ben Fogle follows the wildebeest during the Great African Migration at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Wildebeest migration- crossing through crocodiles hippos and more

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#ndutu #tanzania #serengeti #nomadtanzania #wildebeestmigration #wildebeest

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#lioness #serengetisafaricamp #serengeti #tanzania #nomadtanzania #wildebeest #wildebeestmigration

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About Jarred Manasse

Manasse is the owner of Write For You, offering freelance copywriting services in Cape Town. He is also the content manager for Encounters Travel, a UK-based travel agency who offers adventure tours and small group holidays all over the globe.

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