17 November 2004

Mara:Wednesday 17th November 2004

November 17th 2004 Finally the longest wildebeest migration in living memory appears to be over, with only a few ‘stragglers’ still remaining on the plains of the Maasai Mara. However, there are still thousands of wildebeest to be seen in the Mara, courtesy of the herds from Loita, which traditionally remain here until later in the year. These herds should stay in the Mara until late December or early January (as long as the long rains do not arrive early and make the plains too wet), when …

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08 November 2004

Mara:Monday 8th November 2004

November 6th 2004 After the longest migration in living memory, the stage is now set for a mass exodus of the migratory wildebeest and zebra herds back to the plains of the Serengeti. By last weekend, the herds in the Mara Conservancy had begun to move en masse northwards towards Oloololo Gate ”“ raising the unusual prospect that they might stay even longer in the Maasai Mara. However, by last Wednesday the situation had reversed, and the herds that had congregated around Oloololo Gate and …

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