Photo: Martin Heigan, Solitary Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) (Some rights reserved)

Wildebeest = a large dark antelope with a long head, a beard and mane, and a sloping back

Also known as gnu (from Khoikhoi and San, perhaps imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed)


Horizon Travel Press
The Great Wildebeest Migration
Authors: Anthony Ham, Björn Persson, Julie Olum and Dr Joseph Ogutu; Editor: Karam Filfilan

This guide provides all the information needed to plan a great migration trip, no matter what time of the year it is. It explains what each season brings for the wildebeest and where you can expect to see them. The guide sheds light on why the wildebeest in this region follow the migratory route and what impact humans are having on their environment.

Safari vehicles, Ngorongoro Crater



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