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World's Great Animal Migrations

Bill Gozansky / Alamy

Wildebeest and Zebra Migration, Kenya and Tanzania

The Rift Valley game preserves of Kenya and Tanzania (especially Amboseli, Serengeti, and Masai Mara) fill with the dust clouds and thunderous noise kicked up by vast herds of wildebeest and zebra. Some 1.5 million animals traverse the veldt here in the late summer on their way north to follow the rains—and the fresh grass and drinking water they provide.

When to Go: August to September.

How to Go: Micato's 15-day Grand Safari is a splurge that provides front-row seats to the spectacle—from game-drive jeeps, hot-air balloons, and luxury tented camps (from $21,210 per person). For a more affordable option, andBeyond arranges Masai Mara and Serengeti safaris based on per-person, per-night occupancy (from $995 during the migration season).


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