Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

MIgration Update - 31st March 2009

by nomad

31 March 2009

The dry weather has continued, with scattered light showers still making an appearance at random intervals across the short grass plains.

The Migration is much as it was in the last report, around central areas of the Serengeti and in the woodland areas surrounding the plains, where the general game sightings remain very good. Looking at the forecast, there are more showers expecting in the next couple of days before another dry spell sets in. Once the rain falls, the immediate game picture changes with surprising speed with the herds heading to the short grass plains.

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Migration Update - 3rd March 2008

by nomad

6 March 2009

The rains are still not cooperating this year. There are cloud build ups and even thunder and lightening but we are not getting the rain that they promise. The Migration is now spreading out yet again, in search of more reliable food which means going south and west towards Maswa and Moru.

There is still some green grass around those parts and they have had more rain than the areas in the shadow of the crater. The weather for the next week looks dry and sunny, though despite this we have had reports of isolated showers around Naabi and Matiti. The general game remains good around Ndutu and Loliondo, though the short grass plains around Nasera and Gol are sparse until the next rainfalls.

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Migration Update - 21st February 2009

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21 February 2009

The last couple of weeks have been extremely good for game sightings and for the Migration throughout the short grass plains area. The regular scattered showers have kept the game in the area and encouraged the nutrient rich grass to grow up. The last few days have seen a general drying up but this is a standard, regular cycle throughout the green season. The weather forecast predicts some good showers in the early days of this coming week which should keep the main herds in the general area.

This has definitely not been a good green season so far, in terms of amount of rain needed and we are all concerned about the dry season, if the rains do not fulfil their promise by the time they peter out towards the end April/beginning of May.

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