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31 August 2010

Dining Jumbo-style in the Reeds at Ziwani Dam

It's  a drought season at Tsavo West National Park. Located on a 30,000-acre private farm on the western edge of Tsavo West National Park, Voyager Ziwani sits on the edge of a small, secluded dam on the Sante River. The camp affords guest close encounters with wildlife, as these pictures below show. The jumbos came for a drink, and decided to nibble at the soft shoots at the edge of thedam.   This gave our guests a chance to take pictures uninhibited.  Notice the hippos in the middle of th…

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31 August 2010

The Greatest Game Show on Earth - Issue 9

The Wildebeest Migration The rain in the four areas of the Mara has led to the distribution of the wildebeest and the zebra in them. The group southeast of Keekorok is now heading west towards the Mara Bridge along Sand River. Another herd in the Mara Triangle is starting to cross Paradise Crossing and Shamarta and in to the eastern side. A big section of the Mara Triangle has been burnt leaving only a small section with grass for the wildebeest. This has forced the wildebeest to look fo…

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31 August 2010

Greatest Gameshow: Wildebeest fights off Leopard!

Migration overview It’s hot and dry in the Mara. The grass on the plains is like the color of mature red oat grass – gold - and still palatable for the herbivores.   The big herds of wildebeest and zebras have divided themselves into three groups. Each group has taken a different direction, dictated by the availability of fresh grass and water. The rains have been falling on the outskirts of the Mara and also where it has not previously rained. A big herd from Lookout Hill has drifted to th…

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14 August 2010

Migration Update - 14th August 2010

Large numbers over wildebeests have crossed over the border but there are still mega herds milling around the Daraja Mbili area of the Lamai Wedge (northern Serengeti). Spectacular river crossings have been seen all last week, with herds going north and south and plenty of smaller herds still south of the Mara river. The weather has been hot during the day with some rain, nights are cool and windy. Guests staying at our Serengeti Safari Camp have been seeing dramatic river crossings with many c…

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04 August 2010

Migration Update - 4th August 2010

Nomad guides are seeing large herds of wildebeest in the Wogakuria area, and around the Mara River. Guests staying in Serengeti Safari Camp are in the perfect place for some exciting river crossings; our guide, Godwin, sat and watched as crocodiles attacked one long line of wildebeest desperately trying to cross. The guests with him were stunned by the drama and savagery of the experience. This last week they've also seen a Rhino with her young calf chasing off a puff adder; a side striped jack…

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03 August 2010

The Greatest Game Show on Earth - Issue 7

Migration Overview Following two days of rain in some parts of the Mara, the wildebeest and the zebra are scattering in all directions. The rains fell in Olkiombo, the Topi Plains, Musiara, Mara Intrepids Camp and in the south around Keekorok. A herd of zebras is now on the eastern side of Rhino Ridge moving towards Olkiombo Plains. The wildebeest have not yet reached here. A herd of wildebeest is moving towards Rhino Ridge along the Mara River joining Paradise Plain. This is a van…

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