Nomad Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Report

Heavy rains herald the start of calving

by Nomad Tanzania

7 February 2014

The plains  all the way from Ngorongoro to Seronera have received some heavy rains in the last couple of days, and we would expect the calving to get into full swing brought on by the burst of fresh grass which is about to come out after those rains.

The big herds are spread out between Kusini, over the plains do Ndutu and the woodlands, Hidden Valley and some are reaching as far over as the Gol Mountains.

Migration of wildebeest (not reindeer) back on schedule in the southern plains in time for Christmas

by Nomad Tanzania

23 December 2013

Just in time for Christmas it seems the beasts have finally arrived where they should be! Ndutu boasts the majority of the Zebras, and there are big herds of the migration in Gol Kopjes through Naabi Hill, Hidden Valley and the northern parts of Ndutu. There are wildebeest all the way from Golini to Nduara Loliondo, everything is lush and green! You might also be interested to know that three days ago, Serengeti Balloon Safaris conducted their first flight of the season over the southern plains and reported that 90% of the flight was over vast herds of wildebeest.  Apart from the countless migrating wildebeest and zebra, other sightings from the balloon were lions, cheetah, hyena, buffalo and Grant’s gazelles...great photo from them on our Serengeti Migration blog

Happy Christmas everyone!

Tags:

Wildebeest on a southerly course

by Nomad Tanzania

11 December 2013

Wildebeest are arriving in Moru!!

They are slowly filing down from Western Corridor/Seronera/Rongai past Magadi and into Moru.

Our guides at Lamai Serengeti said they have only seen the back side of them lately, and most of have left Kogatende now.

There has been rain in the crater area towards Endulen, Central Serengeti, some in Ndutu and even in Loliondo so we are hoping for the plains to be green soon and the movement to proceed southwards, and by the time Christmas comes they should hopefully all be where they should be.