28 November 2005

News from the Maasai Mara, Kenya Saturday 26th November 2005

Just as we had expected, the wildebeest began trickling back into the Serengeti earlier this month, leaving only a handful of herds on the Kenyan side of the border. Looking around as you drive across the Mara, this is hardly surprising: most of the plains are now almost devoid of grass. A combination of poor rains and overgrazing has meant little grass on this side of the border, and encouraged the herds to continue their great march south.The wildebeest will now be away from the Mara until ne…

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03 November 2005

News from the Maasai Mara, Kenya Wednesday 2nd November 2005

Defying time and tradition, huge herds of wildebeest are still to be found in the northern Mara, where Kenya’s most celebrated visitors have continued to enjoy a busy ‘second migration’. With the rest of the Mara left largely bare of grass from the first migration in July/August, the northern area was spared ”“ providing a handy grazing reserve for the wildebeest on their second run through. Over the past week, most of the herds have been congregating in the northern part of the ‘Mara Triangle’…

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02 November 2005

Migration Report - 2nd November 2005

The Wildebeest are now spread over a large area in the northern Serengeti from the border with the Maasai Mara, the Lobo Hills, and into the North-Western Serengeti, though not yet as far as the central SerengetiThere have been some quite heavy rain showers in the north which has provided good fodder and water.

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