Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Rain on the plains.

by Nomad Tanzania

22 January 2016

The New Year started for our grunting gnu's with a rather prolonged dry spell which persisted through most of January, and that meant that the bulk of the migration herds moved towards Kusini and Maswa. However, reports from our guides in the Serengeti is that it has now started raining again, and the southern plains are full of wildebeest. The herds are spreading from Piyaya, Barafu, Golini and over the triangle between Naabi and Ndutu, through to the Ndutu marsh, Matiti and all the way out towards Kusini. It really is an incredible scene out there, check out these pics taken by Nomad guide Ian Kiwelu. 

It is raining almost daily at the moment, which does make game drives in some areas a little interesting, but it has brought the wildebeest back to where they should be - happy days. 

Wildebeest everywhere

by Nomad Tanzania

9 December 2015

It really is a superb time to be in the Southern Serengeti...there are wildebeest everywhere! The herds are stretching all the way from our Serengeti Safari Camp in Masek, throughout the Ndutu Marsh to the Gol Mountains and Naabi, all the way down to Kusini, Kakesio and the Hidden Valley. 

Our guides are reporting fabulous game sightings in the area, we will keep you posted as we edge towards the calving season of the New Year. 

On the mooooove.

by Nomad Tanzania

13 November 2015

Well, everyone is on the move, There are still the odd few stragglers making small crossings up in Kogatende but most of the herds are now down towards the Southern Serengeti. Our guides are seeing big groups of wildebeest around Seronera, Turner Springs and the plains around the kopjes near Ikoma.

The Serengeti is looking beautiful and green and there have been substantial rains in Seronera over the last week. And, hot off the plains this morning is news that the first herds have just arrived in Ndutu, just in time for our Serengeti Safari Camp to move down there next week.

Not to be outdone by mega herds of wildebeest though, our camp had a pride of 38 lions in camp on Monday – it really is all systems go in the Serengeti it seems.