30 June 2006

Migration Report - 30th June 2006

The Grumeti River is now drying out and we are left with the individual pools that provide focus points for the game. The last green flushes of in the grass have gone now and the National Parks have already started their precautionary burning of wilderness areas. Where there is sufficient moisture left in the ground, the grass will grow back quickly, providing additional nutrients for the game.The Wildebeest herds are still in good concentrations within areas of the western corridor, though th…

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28 June 2006

News from the Maasai Mara, Kenya Wednesday 28th June 2006

The news from the frontline is positive: the world’s greatest game show is now officially underway. Over the past two weeks, herds of zebra have been amassing in the northern Mara, particularly around Musiara Marsh and south to Ntiakitiak River, where almost 10,000 zebras and wildebeest are now grazing. Although observations suggest these are mostly local migrants from the Loita Plains, their presence in such numbers undoubtedly portends the imminent arrival of the main migration from the Seren…

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20 June 2006

Big Cat Update; Masai Mara, Kenya Monday June, 12th 2006

LionsThe month of May was generally a quiet one in terms of game-viewing. Following the bountiful rains in April, the grass grew tall, forcing most animals to move to other areas to look for nutritious shoots and to avoid the predators. Lion sightings would have been very poor were it not for the Ridge Pride, the Mara’s largest, which decided to stay in the area and treat us to regular sightings. Although a couple of nomadic males tried to inch their way into the pride’s territory, they had no …

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16 June 2006

Migration Report - 16th June 2006

Despite the late good rains that were experienced in much of Tanzania which might have slowed down the timetable for the wildebeest, the Migration is already well on the move. The grass is beginning to dry out though there is still a green flush thanks to the late rains. The standing water sources that help to keep the herds in the southern Serengeti, are drying out fast and will not last much longer.In the second half of May, the wildebeest were already leaving the Ndutu/Loliondo area and cro…

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