Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

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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Migration Update - July 24th 2008

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24 July 2008

The Migration herds are all in the Northern Serengeti area but still spread out, from Ikorongo area through to Bolagonja. Clients started seeing the first crossings of the Mara River about a week ago. While some of the wildebeest will head into the Maasai Mara for the dry season, others will equally stay on the Tanzanian side of the border and others will cross back and forth. The wildebeest are not interested in the politics but just where the grazing and water are. Again this has started early this year as we would normally expect the crossings from early August but this is a good three weeks early repeating the pattern of the season.

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