18 July 2005
The migration is very spread out at the moment, but there are good sized herds both in the Western Corridor, and in the Bolagonja area (western and northern Serengeti respectively). Last week saw large herds coming down from the south-east into the Western Corridor, around Musabi and Simiti.
There are still plenty of green areas in the park, but the standing water is drying up fast. The Grumeti River has not been flowing for some time now, but there are still plenty of good pools and watering holes along its length. Whilst the temperatures in the evening can get quite chilly, the days are still generally very warm and pleasant.
5 July 2005
Mid June saw more rain falling in the central and western Serengeti area. Since there was plenty of green grass and standing water so the wildebeest were slow to move northwards. For the 1st three weeks of June, Moru and surrounds was THE place to be. In the last week there was a noticeable change with sizeable groups moving into the eastern end of the Western corridor, with large concentrations in the Simiti, Musabi and Serena areas. There has been no real rain since mid June so the area is drying out and some wildies have now reached the Grumeti area.
Sizeable herds of zebra are already quite far north and spread between Seronera Lobo Loliondo area. A branch of the Migration has been heading up through Loliondo northwards but the main bulk of the herds are still central. As to be expected with lots of grazing and water the herds are still very spread out.