Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Migration Update - 7th November 2008

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7 November 2008

The northern and central areas of the Serengeti received some very heavy showers and storms in the last couple of weeks — to the extent that vehicles were getting stuck in the mud. Not surprisingly, the grazing has improved further south and the herds have followed their noses to search for the rich new growth. The herds now stretch from Lobo through the Tagora plains area to central Seronera area and down almost to Naabi Hill. And then at Naabi hill, you meet up with the more traditional dry season vista on the short grass plains: lots of dust and dry.

We often get patches of wet weather towards the end of the dry season in October, so the rain may just be this and not the early onset of the short rains. If this is the case, it will dry out rapidly and the wildebeest will head back north until they feel the real rains are upon us.

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Migration Update - 20th October 2008

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20 October 2008

The Serengeti is beginning to dry up now as most of Tanzania sees a substantial rise in temperatures. The bulk of the Migration has now moved more to the West between Bolagonja and Kogatende. The Wildebeest will stay in that general area until they get a whiff of the rains on the horizon. Given it has been such a wet ‘dry’ season in Northern Serengeti it will be interesting to find out when the rains arrive. The general game has been very good indeed in the northern Serengeti eco-system throughout this period as all animals benefit from the good conditions.

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Migration Update - 15th September 2008

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15 September 2008

Late rains in the northern Serengeti have meant there is lots of grazing for the wildebeest herds, most of whom have either stayed south of the border, or have returned back from the Mara. At the moment the migration is in full spate all along the northern Serengeti, and the game viewing is phenomenal with lots of lion and cheetah seen on recent Nomad safaris.

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