Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Wildebeest turn on a dime as rain sets in again....

by Nomad Tanzania

18 March 2014

After a short dry spell beginning of March, the wildebeest retreated to greener pastures within the Hidden Valley and near Maswa, and Ndutu was basically left without the migration for several days.

Ndutu has recently had some very heavy localized rains over the last 4-5 days, which set the whole migration back into motion towards Ndutu plains and woodlands once more!

The entire area that was void of wildebeest for about a week has now filled up and is pumping with game.

The herds are spread out between Barafu Kopjes, all the way across the plains towards Ndutu and way beyond towards Hidden Valley and Kusini.

Our Serengeti Safari Camp is surrounded by Wildebeast and Zebras again.  Don’t they just love the rain!

Herds spread out as rain eases off

by Nomad Tanzania

12 March 2014

The heavy rains have eased up and the ground is drying up quickly, (even getting dusty in some areas already!), but the plains are green all over and the wildebeest are spreading out from Olduvai, across the plains towards Endulen, Maswa, Kusini and also in the Ndutu woodlands. The plains are teeming with calves and the predators are having an easy time. Some have moved further north already and have been seen near Olobaye.

We will need some fresh rains to keep them on the plains as they have already started to disperse into smaller scattered groups spreading out.

We've also been seeing wild dog in Piyaya so worth considering combining Nduara Loliondo with Serengeti Safari Camp between December and March....

 

Migration heads south after big rains

by Nomad Tanzania

20 February 2014

 The Migration is now moving further South into the short grass plains in search of the mineral-rich grass after the big rains that the whole area experienced in the past 2 weeks.

There are big herds passing through the Ndutu woodlands southwards towards Endulen and our Serengeti mobile camp is surrounded by the sounds of the wildebeest.

Plenty of calves have been born, and the predators are spoilt for choice.

Towards Gol Mountains it is less dense and we have seen lots of Thompson's Gazelle and Eland, and even had some fantastic sightings of the wild dogs.