Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

A trickle of wildebeest quickly turns into a flood (or is it a cascade?)

by Nomad Tanzania

23 July 2012

Exciting news came in from our guides in the Northern Serengeti on Friday - the first crossing of the season. Only 150 or so daring wildebeest took the plunge, but as we all know, the flood starts with a trickle. Herds are pouring into Nyamalumbwa, but there are still plenty of zebras and wildebeest around the Bolagonja area where the grass is high, the ground is wet, and there are one or two fires burning.  Just an hour away from Lamai Serengeti and heading in the direction of the camp, our managers spotted some big herds over the weekend.

In our Serengeti Safari Camp, guests have had great rhino sightings, always a treat - a mother and little one. And those lions have been hanging around camp and keeping guests and guides awake It's all action.

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Actually, gnus travel really quite slowly

by Nomad Tanzania

4 June 2012

Those wildebeest have been up to their tricks again.  Reluctant to be anywhere that they should be, they've been lingering during much of May around Naabi and Golini.  Some were ferreting around in the Hidden Valley and Ndutu but very few were in Moru.

However, our Nomad guides are reporting that the herds are gathering in the Central Serengeti, right where our Serengeti Safari Camp has just moved to.  Decent numbers are being spotted around Turner Springs, Central Seronera and traveling from Moru towards Rongai.  It's still raining on and off in the central part of the Serengeti but Ngorongoro is dry and getting dustier.

We've had a stern word with those wild beasties and hopefully they will now run according to schedule, regardless of leaves on the track, and we'll keep you posted.  Of course, this is particularly why we love our natural world, otherwise we'd stay at home and watch Discovery Channel.

If you want to find out where to go to see the migration at different times of year, and also to know what phase it will be in, click here for a really useful guide.

 

Conditions fit for the ark up north but big herds gather in the south

by Nomad Tanzania

10 May 2012

The last few weeks have seen very heavy rain in the northern Serengeti with the Mara River ready to burst its banks and rather sticky conditions for anyone operating up there.  Most camps in the Lamai area are still closed for the rainy season but further south, the migration is hotting up.

Our Serengeti Safari Camp is still open and the guides working in the Ndutu/Moru area report that the herds are still stretching between Ndutu, Naabi and the Gol Kopjes and even a little bit towards Lemuta, but also now slowly moving towards Moru, the Hidden Valley towards the Western Corridor.

Confused about the migration or want to know where you should be at which times of the year?  Here's a really quick, simple guide to who's doing what with whom and when in the Serengeti.

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