Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Crissing & Crossing

by Nomad Tanzania

29 August 2014

It's that time of year when we struggle to find something new to write on our migration blog. Basically there are plenty of herds up in the northern Serengeti busy criss-crossing the Mara River. Some guests in our Lamai Serengeti and Serengeti Safari Camps have witnessed major crossings. Kenya has received quite a bit of rain, and Kogatende and Nyamalumbwa areas are green as well which means the beasts are spoilt for choice. There are also great cat sightings: cheetah, lion and leopard, and many of our guests also spot rhino, yesterday even from the balloon.

And although it's not the Serengeti, we thought we'd share that guests in Kuro Tarangire seem to be seeing a lot of wild dogs recently. We even had wild dogs hunting impala right in camp, killing close to the hot water boiler which is mighty exciting! Thank you to our guest, Vincent Ong, for this wonderful photo.

It's wild up north

by Nomad Tanzania

10 July 2014

The western corridor emptied a couple of weeks back, and the herds are now well entrenched in the north.  We have seen river crossings every day, some of them very big herds moving northwards, crossing over the Mara and Sandriver, and the whole of Lamai and Kogatende areas are heaving with beasties.  There is still some Tanapa-controlled burning going on in patches around this area, but this will all turn to lovely green grass soon.

Wildies Central with a chance of North

by Nomad Tanzania

11 June 2014

Currently the herds are quite spread out.  There are good concentrations between Seronera and into the Western Corridor, but a lot of the big herds have already moved on, and are now on the way north, all spread out throughout from  Ikoma, Lobo, Nyamalumbwa and Kogatende areas, and some really fast ones have already crossed over into the Mara and there have been sightings of big crossings at the Talek River already.  There is still rain in Moru and the Western Corridor, so we expect  those in the central and western areas to stick around for a while, but the northern herds are well on their way.

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