27 June 2011

Latest from the Serengeti

Just back in from safari. The migration is very fragmented with herds still in the Western Corridor, sizeable herds being seen in Lobo, Togoro Plains and around Mbuzi Mawe. There are also reports of trailblazing herds stretching from Kleins and up into Bologonja. The afternoons have been rainy most days with spectacular thunderstorms at times. This unseasonable weather, for our dry season, explains why the migration is so broken up. From Richard Knocker, Senior safari guide, Nomad Tanzania   …

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21 June 2011

Migration and the Grumeti River

From Felix and Jacob, our guides at Serengeti Safari Camp: There has been some rain over these last days, around Lobo and Mbuzi Mawe and everything is starting to green up. We've seen the migration crossing the Grumeti River, heading towards Lobo. There are plenty of herds around Togoro and Ikoma too. Felix - I saw a crocodile 'in partnership' with a fish eagle, taking fish out of the water, which the fish eagle then ate. I also saw a cheetah with very young, about two month old, cubs. Jacob - …

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16 June 2011

Game for safari in Mozambique

Mozambique may not be the first place to come to mind when planning a safari but as we discovered on a recent visit, Gorongosa National Park can offer a fantastic safari experience.  Read our interview with Rob and Jos Janisch who are pioneering private tourism in the park. Speaking about the challenges of runing a seasonal, eco camp, Jos said: "The greatest challenge, but also the greatest reward has been taking 15 people from the surrounding villages, who never had had a job before in their l…

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15 June 2011

Serengeti Migration Update - latest update

I drove from Kogatende to Loliondo this morning. There is great game in the east and some herds of wildebeest, no doubt part of those that are being reported by the Mara operators. Nothing in Koga itself at the moment but I'm told that the majority of the migrating herds are in Grumeti and heading north fast so expect them up near us soon. Cheers, John Corse (MD, Nomad) Follow our wildlife and game sightings

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14 June 2011

Migration Update - 14th June 2011

Slightly cooler weather at the moment is a bonus for those out game viewing. Most of the action is being seen around the Kirawira/Grumeti area of the Western Corridor. The Grumeti River is not that high, but there are many pools filled with water that the crocs are hiding in, waiting for the unsuspecting wildebeest to visit. Guests out now were just treated to that spectacle as they sat beside the pool. Leopards seem to be all around our Serengeti Safari Camp, currently in Musabi. Follow our mi…

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01 June 2011

ZambeziNews May 2011

In this ZambeziNews update - some fun with social media (why we give way to elephants; a Zimbabwean i-Pod prototype; Serengeti rock gongs and more). Also "off the track and nearly off the map in Gorongosa, Mozambique", snippets from "Trans-Okavango 2011"; Scottish Auction at Prestonfield, Edinburgh and more... Subscribe via ZambeziZone!   

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