Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Migration heads south after big rains

by Nomad Tanzania

20 February 2014

 The Migration is now moving further South into the short grass plains in search of the mineral-rich grass after the big rains that the whole area experienced in the past 2 weeks.

There are big herds passing through the Ndutu woodlands southwards towards Endulen and our Serengeti mobile camp is surrounded by the sounds of the wildebeest.

Plenty of calves have been born, and the predators are spoilt for choice.

Towards Gol Mountains it is less dense and we have seen lots of Thompson's Gazelle and Eland, and even had some fantastic sightings of the wild dogs.

Heavy rains herald the start of calving

by Nomad Tanzania

7 February 2014

The plains  all the way from Ngorongoro to Seronera have received some heavy rains in the last couple of days, and we would expect the calving to get into full swing brought on by the burst of fresh grass which is about to come out after those rains.

The big herds are spread out between Kusini, over the plains do Ndutu and the woodlands, Hidden Valley and some are reaching as far over as the Gol Mountains.

Migration of wildebeest (not reindeer) back on schedule in the southern plains in time for Christmas

by Nomad Tanzania

23 December 2013

Just in time for Christmas it seems the beasts have finally arrived where they should be! Ndutu boasts the majority of the Zebras, and there are big herds of the migration in Gol Kopjes through Naabi Hill, Hidden Valley and the northern parts of Ndutu. There are wildebeest all the way from Golini to Nduara Loliondo, everything is lush and green! You might also be interested to know that three days ago, Serengeti Balloon Safaris conducted their first flight of the season over the southern plains and reported that 90% of the flight was over vast herds of wildebeest.  Apart from the countless migrating wildebeest and zebra, other sightings from the balloon were lions, cheetah, hyena, buffalo and Grant’s gazelles...great photo from them on our Serengeti Migration blog

Happy Christmas everyone!

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