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26 July 2010

Migration Update - 26th July 2010

The bulk of the migration is now in the northern Serengeti - between Wogakuria and Bologonja - with just some stragglers left coming up from the Grumeti area. Our Serengeti Safari Camp is perfectly placed right in the middle of all the action; guests out with our Nomad guides last week saw fantastic wildebeest crossings at the Mara River - also plenty of cats: lionesses taking down a wildebeest at Woga, a family of cheetah sitting surveying a long line of wildebeests, from their high vantage po…

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22 July 2010

The Greatest Game Show on Earth - Issue 6

Wildebeest Migration One herd of wildebeest is re-entering the Mara from the southern part of Lookout Hill via Sand River after visiting the western corridor through Engiro. The wildebeest are around Talek Gate, Lookout Hill, Central Plains, Meta Plains and Olmisigiyio feasting on the succulent grass. The herds that are grazing in Central and Meta Plains are moving towards Lookout Hill, crossing every morning towards Mara Triangle. There’s not much drama in the river between the crocodiles a…

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12 July 2010

Ghana wins six-a-side world trophy!

With the biggest global event just coming to a close in South Africa, Voyager Beach Resort held a six-a-side mini world cup recently which involved guests as well as the animation team. We had a total of three teams (aptly christened Ghana, Bafana Bafana and Kenya)  that took on each other on a league basis with the two top teams engaging in a final. [The games were so captivating that the fans could not stick to their seats.] [Part of the action during the finals] [Bafana Bafana fans …

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09 July 2010

The Greatest Game Show on Earth - Issue 5

Migration review It’s hot and sunny in the Mara following a bout of rain five days ago. The grass is green with new shoots along the edges of the reserve. This has triggered the grazers to move here from the middle of the reserve, which has not received any rain. The grass here is aged and dry and not palatable for the animals. Dry grass also needs a lot of water to digest. The herds therefore find it easier to move to greener pastures. Large herds of wildebeest and zebras have crossed Tal…

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09 July 2010

The Greatest Game Show on Earth - Issue 4

As the annual migration of the wildebeest in the Mara continues, we are happy to bring you the latest reports from the field. Monitoring the Migration Since last week the Serengeti herds have been streaming in from the south with the leading herds pushing further north and others to the west and into the Mara Triangle. They crossed the river by Lookout Hill. The recently burnt grasslands on the Mara Triangle are a great attraction for the wildebeest as they, like many other herbivores …

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05 July 2010

Migration Update - 5th July 2010

As per the last posting, the migratory herds are still split with one lot still in the Western Corridor/Grumeti area (mostly north of the river) and the other now in Bologonja in the northern Serengeti. We will be shortly moving up to Bologonja as the herds start to head north (we're anticipating towards the end of the month). In the meantime, Nomad guests continue to enjoy the sightings from our camp in Simiti. The rains have ceased, and the nights are getting cooler as we head into winter. Li…

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