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27 September 2006

News from the Maasai Mara, Kenya Wednesday 27th September 2006

The wildebeest migration is still on in the Mara, and over the past fortnight the movement patterns have changed dramatically. Earlier in the month, the animals had begun heading back to the Tanzanian border and into the northern Serengeti, but over the past two weeks light rains across the Mara have persuaded many of the wildebeest to alter their southerly course.During the past week, the Mara River has been the scene of great activity, with thousands of wildebeest crossing the river at differ…

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21 September 2006

Migration Report - 21st September 2006

The northern area of the Serengeti is very green and the sporadic, heavy showers continue. This means that the general game viewing is very good at the moment, as many of the green areas also have short grass from the earlier burns. Food is plentiful, as is water and the animals are healthy and unstressed.The Migration herds are still spread out across the northern zone and in large numbers but there are noticeably less crossings than one would normally expect at this time. Food and water are …

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06 September 2006

News from the Maasai Mara, Kenya Wednesday 6th September 2006

After a premature departure to the Serengeti, the return of the great wildebeest migration to the Maasai Mara is heralding a season of plenty on the plains of the world's most famous wilderness. Over the past two weeks, the usually empty plains to the east of Lookout Hill have been teeming with thousands of wildebeest, with many more crossing the Mara River westwards into the Mara Triangle. For the past few days, early birds have been treated to some spectacular river crossings, sometimes as ea…

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06 September 2006

Migration Report - 6th September 2006

The unsettled weather patterns are still continuing. The general temperatures appear much cooler than we would normally expect at this time of year. Even though showers are expected in the northern Serengeti throughout this time, the showers seem heavier and more frequent.The grass is still green, especially over the newly burnt areas, though on the Eastern end of the Park and into Loliondo, it is beginning to dry off.As a consequence, the Migration herds are still spread out right across the …

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