Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Migration Update - 19th January 2009

by nomad

19 January 2009

The dry spell is continuing, though there are scattered, isolated showers in the
Ndutu area. This means the game is on the move continuously but it is still possible
to get excellent sightings, especially for cats. The bulk of the Migration is still in central southern Serengeti but is widely scattered. The open areas of the short grass plains are fairly dusty and windy but the woodland areas are still very rewarding.

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Migration Update - 5th Jan 2009

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5 January 2009

There has been little rain in the last two weeks in much of the Southern Serengeti and the Migration herds have travelled west to the longer grass plains around Hidden Valley and Moru. The game was still good around Ndutu. It was drying up fast north of the Naabi road remained very dry with game spread out, mostly to be found in the woodland areas and not in the open.

In the last two days, there have been some heavy showers around the whole short grass plain area, including southern Loliondo, with some more possible showers predicted for the next two days. So long as these are generous enough, the green grass will come through with amazing rapidity and the herds will be back as quickly as their hooves can carry them. The short grass plain with its nutrient rich grass is where they need and want to be throughout this period of calving and beyond.

The onset of the green season in Serengeti is often unpredictable with dry spells after the initial rain. It is too early to tell what kind of green season we will have. But after the generous rains we have had this last year. it does seem as if it will be drier this time around.

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Migration Update - 15th December 2008

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15 December 2008

There is now plenty of game around the Naabi/Ndutu/Gol areas after the recent rains, though there has not been any major showers in the last week. Lakes Ndutu and Masek have lots of water and there is grazing. The weather forecast shows the potential for light showers in the following week, and hopefully that will be enough to keep the area green or the herds will move off again until there is a proper downfall to entice them back in.

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