The herds gather at the banks of the Mara River in preparation for the most perilous stretch of their journey. In time, the herds are finally surged into the river – hurling themselves off high banks. While crossing, many are drowned or swept away, others hunted down by the massive crocodiles who are always ready to pounce.
Those that make it across, some are taken down by lions. All in all, the majority make it to the graze lands.
October sees the herds turn southward and repeat the same dramatic and thrilling journey, back across the border.
This is the ultimate experience in the wild. It is an exciting, thrilling, and yet scary scenario as the lions bring down their prey to feed.
It is not a guaranteed sight which makes it more appalling. During the migration, it is common to spot the lions and other prey hunting for prey
The Samburu people are closely related to the Maasai tribe and sometimes it could be a challenge differentiating the same.
The Samburu, just like the Maasai are semi-nomadic people. Only the Samburu are still very traditional and have not parted with old customs as compared to the Maasai. Cattle, as well as goats, sheep, and camels, play a vital role in the Samburu way of life and culture. The Samburu are highly dependent on their livestock for survival. Their diet comprises mostly of milk and occasionally blood from their cows.
The Samburu people are very friendly and welcoming. A tour to their homes is very likely to blow your mind away, from the food, the music and dance to their way of dressing, artefacts and general culture.