21 August 2007

Migration Report - 21st August 2007

The northern Serengeti is now full of massed wildebeest. The grass is still plentiful and there is sufficient water with the local streams and, of course, the river to keep them fat and happy. Last week saw some quite heavy rainfall across the whole area which will refresh the new growth of grass that grew after the early burning. There have been reports of quite a few crossings of large herds over the last three weeks. As per usual, these crossings have been happening in both directions…

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11 August 2007

News from the Maasai Mara, August 7th 2007

The concentration of wildebeest in the past couple of weeks has increased remarkably, with large herds of zebra and wildebeest seen along the north of Sand River. This head of the 2007 migration has pushed further west to Roan Hill, where they have been joined by another herd of about two thousand wildebeest that crossed from the Serengeti around Naima Lumbwa Hills. The traditional burning of the grass in northern Serengeti - normally done to slow the flow of the herds northwards in to the Mara…

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