Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Keeping us on our toes

by Nomad Tanzania

16 April 2015

The beasts are keeping us all on their toes this year.  While we had guides getting stuck in the dust only 2 weeks ago on the way to Piyaya, it seems that after the big rains started, there has been a huge U-turn of the main herds, and Golini/Naabi and the plains are pumping with animals and the dust has finally turned to mud and eventually lovely green shoots.

They stretch all the way from the Ndutu triangle, Naabi, Gol Kopjes and all the way down to Piyaya. There are still some zebra around Moru but the majority has gone from there, and sadly the Western Corridor is once again very empty. There are some splinter herds already up near Lobo and even Kogatende, but they are in smaller numbers. Some reports in Kenya claim that they first crossings happened in the Mara but we doubt these are true migrants. Will keep you posted on further movements.

Also, great news in from Nduara Loliondo that the wild dogs were seen hunting earlier this week.

Go West!

by Nomad Tanzania

24 March 2015

Nomad guide, Ian Kiwelu, sent these great pics in yesterday.  The herd he was watching was heading west towards Grumeti.  He reports that the bulk of the migration is all around Musabi in the Western Corridor and our Serengeti Safari Camp.


Wildies back in Ndutu, and a guest appearance

by Nomad Tanzania

21 February 2015

The calving started early this year in mid January after the rains came in big and beautiful over Christmas and the first half of January.  It then dried up quickly, and large herds moved to Kusini/Maswa and even further.

It has now started raining again and the wildebeest are pouring back into Ndutu in their thousands, our camp in Moru had wildebeest passing right through camp for 3 days solid - all are on the move towards Ndutu!  A lot of them are also coming back from the Kusini/Maswa area.  So Ndutu is pumping with Migration right now, and will be more so as they all arrive over the next days.

We have some fantastic pictures sent in by Nomad guide Ian Kiwelu of the herds around Big Marsh, and also a special migration supplement from Nomad guide Nathan Lasaru who had the good fortune to witness courting honey badgers...and THAT certainly doesn't happen every day.