7 November 2008
The northern and central areas of the Serengeti received some very heavy showers and storms in the last couple of weeks — to the extent that vehicles were getting stuck in the mud. Not surprisingly, the grazing has improved further south and the herds have followed their noses to search for the rich new growth. The herds now stretch from Lobo through the Tagora plains area to central Seronera area and down almost to Naabi Hill. And then at Naabi hill, you meet up with the more traditional dry season vista on the short grass plains: lots of dust and dry.
We often get patches of wet weather towards the end of the dry season in October, so the rain may just be this and not the early onset of the short rains. If this is the case, it will dry out rapidly and the wildebeest will head back north until they feel the real rains are upon us.