20 October 2011

Serengeti Migration Update - 20 October 2011

  From Nomad Tanzania guide Remtula Nassary "I've been staying at Lamai Serengeti for the last week; we are still seeing some herds crossing the Mara river north to south (these pictures taken 2 days ago) but I think these are amongst the last of the herds now and they will start heading south. The rain up here has been quite patchy this last week, and it appears to be raining a lot further south. Still, my guests were very happy to see this particular crossing"       With thanks to "Rem" fo…

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12 October 2011

Latest on Mana Pools

We’ve been keeping a beady eye on developments along the Lower Zambezi Valley for some time now.  In April 2009 Protea Hotels announced plans to build a 144-bed hotel on the Zambian shoreline of the Chiawa GMA on the lower Zambezi River directly opposite Mana Pools National Park.  Strong objections were put forward by Zimbabwean, Zambian and international conservation and tourism bodies.  A public campaign ensued and Protea Hotels withdrew their planning application in April 2010. Then it came …

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06 October 2011

Update from Lamai Serengeti

In camp last night we had a pair of mating leopards about 500metres from the dining room, giving us a noisy show on top of a kopje. Each night this week we have had a symphony of lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Doctors from England, Jeanne and Andrew Dott have come back for their second safari with Nomad and were happy to find themselves back with their guide from last year, Ole Masaa, who honoured them with a wilderbeest crossing  of around 10,000 across the Mara River, about 7km from Lamai C…

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