11 March 2012
Well, it's all happening in the Serengeti, you'll be pleased to hear. The rains have returned and with them, the wild-beasties have come flooding back into Ndutu. Our Nomad guides report that they're everywhere, all over the place, wall-to-wall wildebeest...totally amazing and full, full, full. Which is just the way we like it frankly.
If you want specifics, you'll find herds around Naabi/Ndutu/Triangle/Masek and the plains.
They've not yet reached Nduara though but there has been substantial rain there recently, so they should be heading in that direction. Oooh...it's just nail-biting stuff. Keep an eye on the blog for more updates and we'll try and post photos soon.
by Nomad Tanzania
1 March 2012
February has been very dry in the Serengeti, with just a few showers that have not stimulated that much needed green flush in the Ndutu short grass plains. As a result, the herds have been very dispersed; some heading into the Central Serengeti while others have disappeared into the Hidden Valley and Maswa. Visitors to the park have often had to drive out all day in search of the action and some have very sadly been disappointed, although that said, the cats around the Ndutu area have been out in force and we've had some great cheetah and lion sightings so it's by no means all bad "gnus". It really is a reminder that there is no sure thing in nature. The good news is that the rains are falling again around Ndutu and up in the Lamai area. Our guides tell us that the wildebeest are trickling in and starting to re-group. Fingers crossed they now follow their well-trodden routes so we can be there with front row seats. Remember to check out all the fabulous photos and interesting stories from life in the bush on the other Nomad Blogs.
by amanda mitchell
20 February 2012
Well, just to prove that nature calls the shots, the wildebeest migration seems to be getting more intriguing and unpredictable by the day. The rains that promote the green flush that proves so irresistible to every gnu seem to be coming in dribs and drabs. Our guides, roaming the plains in search of the action, report that there hasn’t been much rain around Ndutu and the wildebeest seem to be moving towards the central Serengeti. However, fresh showers in the last few days might induce a change of plan…watch this space. For more on Nomad camps and guides visit www.nomad-tanzania.com