Migration Update - 18th January 2006

Last week saw the beginning of rain in the Serengeti with light scattered showers in most of the southern Serengeti area. This prompted the herds to start moving towards the short grass plains from the north and western corridor and sizeable numbers were seen coming through the Mbalageti valley and Seronera areas. The last three days have seen much heavier rain over most of the Serengeti. The wildies are very much on their way now and the first of the herds are already in the S Loliondo/Ndutu/Gol area with the grass growing back fast and plenty of standing water. The rain may not stay around towards the end of the week, but certainly it is enough for the time being.