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24 August 2009

Migration Update - 24th August 2009

The rains of last week have indeed encouraged many herds to head south again. Since there has been relatively low rainfall and consequently good grass for them to eat, the wildies are remaining spread out and will quickly move to any area that will help them in the short term. So for the time being, the band between central and Kogatende/ Lobo have large numbers of animals in them.Our guides have been seeing a few crossings of the river in a southerly direction. If the showers continue we shoul…

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24 August 2009

Migration Update 2009: Issue 5

Wildebeest MigrationThe wildebeest migration is still on in the Mara. The concentration of the migrating herds is almost spread in the whole of the Mara triangle, with some big herds on Paradise Plains. The Serengeti herds in the past week kept streaming in from the south with the leading herds pushing further north and others west into the Mara Triangle. They kept crossing the River by Look Out Hill over the week. The grassland recently burnt in the Mara Triangle is still attracting the herds.…

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18 August 2009

Migration update - 18th August 2009

There are large numbers of wildebeest all across the northern Serengeti, with higher concentrations seen on the western side. There has been heavy rain in the Seronera/Ikoma areas and showers in Loliondo over the last couple of days and some herds are moving south again to take advantage of this. Some river crossings have been seen from Kenya back into Tanzania, no doubt encouraged by this.There is grazing still in north but it is not prolific. The areas that have been burnt have short grass co…

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07 August 2009

Migration Update - 7th August 2009

The migratory herds are quite spread out, with some still in the central are, a few are around Lobo/Bolagonja, a few around Koga with bigger groups still on their way up in Ikorongo. The river is very low which means that there is concern for a drought. Some wildebeest have already crossed the river into the Maasai Mara. Nomad guides are reporting large numbers around our Serengeti Safari Camp which is currently in the Wogakuria area.

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05 August 2009

Migration Update 2009: Issue 4

The wildebeest have made another dramatic come back. Over the last few days, the concentration in the south of the reserve swelled to an enormous number. Most of the herds as per our previous update have made a complete cycle in the past two weeks. They moved from the eastern part of the river, crossed west onto the Mara Triangle, then south into northern Serengeti and east from there before re-entering the Mara, crossing the Sand river south of Look Out Hill. Though some of the animals are ent…

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