Around 10,000 flamingos have been recorded touching down in this strip of land

Increase your chances of spotting wildlife – go when there are thousands of them

 

Wildebeest

The wildebeest migration happens all year round, but if you want witness the event in the Masai Mara you need to head there from July to February. Witness the Mara River crossing and spy one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world.

 

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Monarch Butterflies

If you want to see clouds of orange butterflies fluttering past you, head to the Monarch Butterfly Reserve Biosphere just outside of Mexico City. Each winter the butterflies leave chilly North America behind to head to warmer climes. Numbers are at their height at this World Heritage Site from January to February.

 

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Flamingos

Each year of flamingos flock to the salt marsh that is Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, India. Around 10,000 flamingos have been recorded touching down in this strip of land between the lagoon and desert after the monsoon rains in November. The rains helps boost the amount algae, which becomes food for the flamingos.

 

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Zebras

The wildebeest migration might be the most well-known, but they are not the only animals on the move in Africa. Each year, zebras will stay near the floodplains of the Chobe River during the dry season from July to November, then head to the Makgadikgadi Pan during the rainy season. They stay here until February or March then make the return journey.

 

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