This is from July, August to September, the Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow
From the Lamai Wedge Triangle, at the extreme northern end of the Serengeti National Park, privileged observers can overlook the climax of the mass migration whilst they enjoy the newly conceded comforts of safari travel in Africa, eco-luxury tourism, away from the eager crowds of onlookers clustered on the Masai Mara National Reserve expanse of the Kenyan border of the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem. From July, August to September, the Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow, some drowning helplessly, foundering in narrow defiles, floundering in mud, falling victim to crocodile, staggering, exhausted to dry land and often, in confusion, returning to the same scene of their ordeal allowing the cycle to repeat itself
On a Serengeti North Mara River Safari with Mkama Tours to Tanzania this raw, moving farce-cum-tragedy cannot fail to rivet itself in memory as the theatre of Africa; the ungainly animals demonstrate their strength and courage, each an expendable unit of a single wildebeest herd entity determined to survive. Within a landscape defined by starkly rising hills of the western escarpment beyond the golden plains, the struggle continues as the slightly depleted migration herd staggers onward, still trailed by hundreds of hopeful predators. In this untouched wilderness, there are year-round delights; memorable concentrations of big game, portly hippopotamus and grinning crocodile. It is the season of cheetahs, leopards and lionesses with their young cubs. Numerous small mammals hide in the reverie woodlands. Climbing hyrax, mongoose and nocturnal bush babies inhabit the fig trees. The Wedge Triangle is also a wonderland of avian treasures to be seen during your birding tour of Tanzania. Vultures and eagles soar above the escarpment, red-headed weaver birds hang their nests from acacia branches on the veld and Technicolor gems of lovebirds and rollers flash in blinding sunlight between showers.