Every year, the thundering hooves of wildebeest resound in Kenya’s Masai Mara as over two million gnus arrive from Tanzania’s Serengeti. Traveling much further, from the seas of Antarctica, humpback whales arrive along Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coast.

They may go as far north as Somalia, about 7,000 kilometres from Antarctica, while the gnus one-way journey is only 1,500 km. Baleen whales such as humpbacks make the longest migration of any mammal on earth.

Both migrations peak between July and September, which means you can witness two extraordinary natural spectacles in August, capping a Mara safari with a visit to the coast.

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