February 22, 2018

Wildebeest Migration: Human Herd to Attempt Their Own Migration

Wildebeest migration can be a very exciting time for many people who watch nature channels, and even those who go on safari holidays. It’s one of the world’s most amazing natural events. More than one million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate their way around the serengeti ecosystem. They see two countries, and continue mating, giving birth and eating along the way. It really is an amazing journey – for those who make it across, that is! Some of course get targeted by predators, and won’t finish the journey. Some people go to see the migration themselves on safari, but you need to get the timing just right. This ensures you’re not looking out over deserted terrain! If this is something you’d like to do, there are many blogs online that can help you work out where you need to go and when.

One set of humans are taking it a step further though. They’re not just going to see the wildebeest migration for themselves; they are attempting their own migration. Filmed for the US cable network Nat Geo, the group of brave humans will follow the herd. They’ll brave the harsh elements and predators in a bid to get across with the wildebeest migration.



6 episodes of the 60 minute adventure survival series will be produced. It’ll track 20 men and women as they make their way across the serengeti river. The journey will be over 200 miles, and take them a total of 6 weeks! Unbelievably, the group are not given a map or compass to make their way across, and will be expected to follow the herd.

For normal people, this journey will seem impossible. Luckily, the group is made up of ex special forces, athletes, zoologists, and survivalists. The mix of people in the group should mean that they make it fairly safely – but not without the odd mishap or two! What will this group come up against on their trek?

They will see rocky mountains, bogs they cannot cross, dangerous rivers, predators, and other things all throwing them off the path. Just watching the group trying to follow the herd will give viewers heart palpitations – the footage is truly gripping. However, many of the visuals are also beautiful, showing off the African terrain in all of it’s glory. You’ll feel like you’re really there with http://go.safaridrive.com/. Even if it is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be without a guide. If the show is as successful as suspected, they are planning on turning it into a format that will attract UK broadcasters.  

It will certainly be interesting to see how this ‘elite’ group fair making their way across simply following the herd. What do you think – will you be tuning in to watch them on their dangerous adventure? Would you prefer to see the migration on safari? The group have a grueling task ahead of them, but it won’t be something they forget in a hurry. This is something they’ll remember and talk about for the rest of their lives. Good luck to them!

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