July-November: This is the best period to see the wildebeest making the deadly dive across the Mara Rive in Kenya. The arrival of the short rains diverts the migrating wildebeest southward. During the short rains of November the wildebeest migration is best viewed from either several Camps & Lodges in Mara. The first phase of the migration comes to an end towards end of November. The herd then begins a return journey Southern Serengeti plans and arrives in around December. They give birth as the year begins. And the circle continues.
Dec-Mar: Large herds of wildebeest and other herbivores are to be found on the plains of the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. During the December-March periods, the plains in Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro are inhabited by large population of wildebeest and zebra in search of the rain-ripened grass.
April-May:During this period, the depleted plains are unable to sustain the huge herds and the migration begins sweeping West and North. The animals move from the short grass plains of Southern Serengeti /Ngorongoro to the long grass plains and woodland of the Serengeti’s Western Corridor.
LIONS - King of Beasts -*Mention a safari to Africa, and one animal springs immediately to mind - lion! This, the so-called King of Beasts, is on everybody's list of animals to see. This fascination is no doubt due to the size and awesome power of this large cat, and its hunting prowess.
THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT -*Gardeners of the Savannah-*The African Elephant is the largest land mammal and perhaps the continent's most charismatic creature. Few animals are as closely linked to the welfare of mankind - for elephants have the potential to greatly modify the vegetation of landscapes, destroy the crops of subsistence farmers as well as create wealth through their valuable ivory tusks.
WHITE RHINOCEROS - Great Grazer -*Perhaps the first thing people wonder about the white rhinoceros is why it has its name. It is certainly not white in colour and actually has the same skin tone as its cousin, the black rhino. In fact, the name is thought to have been derived from the Dutch word "weid" meaning "wide" in reference to the animal's broad, wide mouth.
BUFFALO - Flanks of Ebony, Horns of Steel -*A large herd of buffalo is an unforgettable sight. Heads raised, horns glinting, massive fringed ears and noses twitching in search of danger. Closely related to the domestic cow, the African buffalo is one of the most successful and perhaps ecologically important mammals on the African continent. Buffalo are completely dependent upon surface water, so are absent from arid and semi-arid regions but are widespread and common in savannah, woodland and forest environments
LEOPARD - Prince of Darkness -*Few animals possess the mysterious aura of the leopard. 'Prince of Darkness' and 'Silent Hunter' are frequent epithets for this traditionally elusive cat. Like the lion, the leopard has been held in awe by generations of people across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It is able to survive in just about any environment, being at home in forest, savannah, desert, or mountain top.
Plan your trip and you will get a chance to see all that in out Kenya National Parks