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27 July 2009

Migration Update 2009: Issue 3

The migration took a dramatic change at the end of last week. All the excitement at the crossing died out when most of the herds from the eastern side of the Mara River crossed west. Once in the Mara triangle (the western side of the park) most herds headed south into northern Serengeti. This was a quick exit, since they were expected to stay in the Mara till November which is always the case. Our observations show that the change in the rain pattern and the burning of the grass in northern Ser…

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14 July 2009

Migration Update - 14th July 2009

As with each year, the Parks have started their early burning program to reduce the bulk of the grass before it gets dry and hopefully prevent a later very hot bush fire from doing too much damage.So far the areas that have burnt in the Western corridor and elsewhere are small and have not affected the game viewing. There are still areas of green grass and water in the Grumeti river. Large herds of wildebeest remain in the corridor area with other significant herds in Ikorongo and central Seren…

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14 July 2009

Migration Update 2009: Issue 2

Migration:The movement of the wildebeest in the Mara over the past week progressed much faster than anticipated. With plenty of long grass all over the central Mara plains, we thought the animals would move slowly north and westwards as they usually do. However, in a departure from their normal routing over the years, all the herds headed north across the Meta plains and settled on Burrungat plains. They arrived at the Talek gate area, where they settled for a couple of days before heading west…

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03 July 2009

Migration Update - 2nd July 2009

The rains have eased off for a while and the temperatures are high in the western corridor. There is still a fair bit of green grass around and much of it is quite long. The herds will trample it down as they go through. This does mean there will be grass and reliable water for the Wildebeest and Zebras for a bit. A large part of the migration is still in the western corridor Musabi areas all the way to Grumeti. Large groups of wildebeest are also up in Lobo area. We would expect the herds to r…

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03 July 2009

Migration Update 2009: Issue 1

The wildebeests have now entered the Mara! This has been confirmed today after a fact finding mission round the entry points along the Mara and Serengeti border. Though this is still in its’ initial stages, every indication shows that the stage is set for the world’s most fascinating wildlife spectacle. A herd of almost 30,000 wildebeest have crossed the border near Sand River gate. They were seen this morning taking their traditional route towards Roan Hill, while some have already moved all t…

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