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Thousands of wildebeests that moved to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in September have returned to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. According to environmentalists, the unusual occurrence has been necessitated by the drought currently ravaging parts of Serengeti plains.
The lack of pasture due to drought has forced the wildebeests to come back to the Mara ecosystem. They exhausted everything in Serengeti plains and returned to the Mara where there are enough pastures that regenerated after tourism peak seasons that started in July. The abnormal occurrence should boost tourism in the county as the tourists who did not witness the spectacular wildebeests migration between July and October have another chance to catch a glimpse when they are crossing Mara River to Maasai Mara.
The peak season in Masai Mara starts when the migration of hundreds of wildebeests cross from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Kenya in July.