Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

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.

All sorts of beasties

by Nomad Tanzania

23 September 2015

The migration is still in full swing up in the northern Serengeti, and there are plenty of wildebeest around Lamai, with big daily crossings happening at the moment and some local showers nearby keeping our friendly gnu's moving.

But that is not all, we have also been graced by some very special resident mama's, with a beautiful leopard lady with her cub and a rhino with a calf in the area being seen by many of our lucky clients. And, if that wasn't quite enough, there have also been sightings of a pack of wild dogs. Now that's a first in Kogatende for a long time - let's hope they hang around. 

It is all about the crossings

by Nomad Tanzania

12 August 2015

It is excitement central up in the northern Serengeti, with guests from Lamai and from our Serengeti Safari Camp being treated to phenomenal game viewing and river crossings as the wildebeest thunder their way across the Mara and Sand Rivers and into the Masai Mara. 

One very lucky group of guests had this to say about their experiences from Lamai..."we will never forget the best crossing of all, as after 8 hours of tracking the herd on the opposite side of the Mara, with several false-alert crossings, and with each passing hour the herd increasing in size, until it likely reached 250,000 in number, we were then treated at the end of the day by the most spectacular crossing imaginable, absolutely stunning, and even highly experienced guides said they had never seen such a spectacle."