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26 October 2009

Migration Update - 26th October 2009

The game is very good around the Kogatende area and the large bulk of the Migration are still in the area though some of the herds have headed south and can be found near Western Corridor, since there has been so little rain over the last week. The weather is now windy and sunny and no further rain is expected until next week.

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21 October 2009

Other Wildlife Sightings

The Big Cats Of Mara:The LionsThe Mara cats are enjoying the last of the easy meals this month before the wildebeest leave. Many skeletons are strewn on the plains because of the big feast. As the wildebeest leave, the lion prides will become very mobile in search of prey, especially the ones with cubs. Some prides will split up because there will not be enough food to share around the pride.Over the last few weeks, the Ridge Pride was seen roaming around the southern base of Rhino Ridge, Mara …

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21 October 2009

Migration Update: Issue 7

The Outbound Migration The migration in the Mara is drawing to a close as anticipated. The wildebeest have been trickling back to the Serengeti this past week, where they are seen to concentrate on the recently burnt patches in northern Serengeti. Only a handful of herds remain in isolated pockets in the Mara, and these are mainly in the south Mara triangle. Looking around driving through the Mara plains, it is easy to understand why these animals have left; most of the plains are bare of grass…

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19 October 2009

Migration Update - 19th October 2009

Nomad's guides are reporting that there are good sized herds of wildebeest in the Kogatende area of the northern Serengeti and they've seen some spectacular crossings. The migration seems to be clustered in that area, crossing over and back over the river.Our Nomad guides are reporting that game in the northern Serengeti is phenomenal at the moment. Some of their sightings include:Seeing a pride of 22 lions up in the Wogakuria area. Lots of action with plenty of the migratory herds crossing ov…

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08 October 2009

Humpback whales, Whale sharks and dolphins spotted in full view of Voyager

For the past week Humpback whales, Whale sharks and schools of dolphins ”¨have been spotted in the ocean from Voyager Beach Resort. Join us for daily dive and snorkeling”¨ excursions to see these amazing creatures.”¨”¨Here's a bit of folklore. In Kiswahili, the whale shark is called papa shilingi, meaning”¨ "the shark covered in shillings". According to the local legend, God was so pleased when he created this beautiful fish, that he gave the angels gold and silver coins to throw from heaven on…

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08 October 2009

Migration Update: Issue 6

OverviewThe long dry spell continues. It has affected wildlife in many areas and seems to continue. However, in the Mara, although it is dry, we have been fortunate to have had sporadic light showers earlier in the month.Because of the showers, even though the grass is dry and coarse on the plains, there are still pools of water in the streams and rivers where the animals throng to quench their thirst after feeding on the dry grass. It's easy to see animals at the watering holes around midday.W…

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