28 February 2011
The wildebeest are concentrating around the Hidden Valley & Miti Mitatu area with some headed to Kusini due to lack of rains this past week around Ndutu. Nomad Tanzania guide, Emmanuel, has been seeing cats everywhere and a leopard that walked right in front of his car, stopping right on cue to pose for happy photographers in the vehicle, before climbing up a nearby tree. He said it was one of the best close-up sightings he'd ever seen. Halifa has been seeing lots of newborn wildebeest and even a wildebeest giving birth. The guests with him, first-timers on safari, were suitably awed by it all.
14 February 2011
The wildebeest had started to divide up, some in the Hidden Valley area and then some starting to heads towards Maswa and the central Serengeti. However recent heavy rains in the Ndutu area, and the prospect of more rain coming, is expected to bring them all right back down again.
Nomad super-guide Richard Knocker, just back from a Serengeti Safari Camp safari, says “migration was fabulous and calving in full swing; big herds close by camp and game drives right into the middle of them, like Moses parting the waves. Also incredible cheetah sightings almost every day”.