Serengeti Migration

The Serengeti Migration Blog

Nomad Tanzania was one of the first companies to offer mobile safaris in the Serengeti for those intrepid travellers who wanted as guaranteed chance of being as close to the wildebeest migration as possible. Years later, we're still out there doing it every day. Our Nomad Guides, many of who have been with us since the very beginning, are in the midst of the Serengeti action every day, and here are some of their reports hot off the press!

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Fri, Mar 11, 2016

A March Marsh Stampede

Hello all
We  had a quiet morning drive towards Big Marsh, but suddenly I heard the stampede and I thought it was wind.  From Miti Mitatu, when I looked through my binoculars, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes - a large herd of wildebeest and zebras coming rom the direction of Olbaye toward the open woodland that goes to  the Marsh.  We spend the whole morning with them.  They are moving to the marsh woodland very fast in their hundreds of thousands.  This follows the heavy rain from yesterday arround Ndutu especially the area surrounding the lakes.
Nathan Losaru, Nomad Guide

Fri, Feb 5, 2016

The baby boom begins

Migration viewing in the southern Serengeti has been pretty special this past couple of weeks as the wildebeest have started to drop their calves. What is truly amazing is the fact that this is triggered by the onset of almost daily rainfall over the short grass plains. Mother nature knows best, and this is when the new youngsters can make the most of the mineral rich grass to give them the very best start in life. 

Our guides are reporting that the herds are seriously impressive in their density between Naabi and Ndutu, and that they are covering the plains and stretching beyond towards the South and Olduvai. We will keep you posted as no doubt there will be plenty of predator action close behind these new youngsters. Big thanks to Nomad guide Ian Kiwelu for these wonderful pics. 

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Rain on the plains

The New Year started for our grunting gnu's with a rather prolonged dry spell which persisted through most of January, and that meant that the bulk of the migration herds moved towards Kusini and Maswa. However, reports from our guides in the Serengeti is that it has now started raining again, and the southern plains are full of wildebeest. The herds are spreading from Piyaya, Barafu, Golini and over the triangle between Naabi and Ndutu, through to the Ndutu marsh, Matiti and all the way out towards Kusini. It really is an incredible scene out there, check out these pics taken by our guide Ian Kiwelu. 

It is raining almost daily at the moment, which does make game drives in some areas a little interesting, but it has brought the wildebeest back to where they should be - happy days. 

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

They’re everywhere

It really is a superb time to be in the Southern Serengeti...there are wildebeest everywhere! The herds are stretching all the way from our camp in Masek, throughout the Ndutu Marsh to the Gol Mountains and Naabi, all the way down to Kusini, Kakesio and the Hidden Valley. 

Our guides are reporting fabulous game sightings in the area, we will keep you posted as we edge towards the calving season of the New Year. 

Fri, Nov 13, 2015

On the mooooove.

Well, everyone is on the move. There are still the odd few stragglers making small crossings up in Kogatende but most of the herds are now down towards the Southern Serengeti. Our guides are seeing big groups of wildebeest around Seronera, Turner Springs and the plains around Ikoma.

The Serengeti is looking beautiful and green and there have been substantial rains in Seronera over the last week.

And, hot off the plains this morning is news that the first herds have just arrived in Ndutu, just in time for our Serengeti Safari Camp to move down there next week.

Not to be outdone by big groups of wildebeest though, our camp had a pride of 38 lions in camp on Monday – it really is all systems go in the Serengeti it seems. Thanks to Nomad guide Ian for this fab pics, especially this one of the lions chasing off a cheetah. Oh to be in the thick of the action...


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