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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, Jun 19, 2015

Heading on up

The majority of our favourite migrating beasts are still around the Seronera area in central Serengeti, mainly concentrated around the Maasai Kopjes and the Gol Mountains.  

There is movement in the air though and a few groups have started heading up North and have been spotted around Bologonja. We will keep you posted as the rest are likely to follow suit shortly. 


Fri, May 29, 2015

Hot off the plains…

News reaching us from the Serengeti is that Nomad guide Nathan spotted large herds of wildebeest and zebra yesterday crossing the seasonal river that brings water to Lake Magadi in Moru.

These pictures were taken by Nathan at Vidimbwini near the Simba kopjes and today the herds were seen moving from the Naabi Hill towards Olbaye, with a long line still moving into Moru.


Thu, May 14, 2015

Of gnu’s and pussy-cats

Our guides in the Serengeti have been tracking down the migration for us again and our latest reports are that the wildebeest are still keeping us guessing and are now exactly where they should have been…3 months ago!

The herds are stretching from Ndutu, across the plains to Naabi and Lemuta, the Gol and Simba Kopjes are full of grunting gnu’s and there are still some smaller herds further north near Barafu and towards Seronera. On Tara’s recent trip to the Serengeti the cats were out in force with a pride of lions in the kopje right in front of camp roaring through the night, another pride with 11 cubs enjoying an afternoon kip not too far from camp, and a drive that came across not one, but TWO leopards.  As always, the Serengeti is full of surprises.


Thu, Apr 16, 2015

Keeping us on our toes

The beasts are keeping us all on their toes this year.  While we had guides getting stuck in the dust only 2 weeks ago on the way to Piyaya, it seems that after the big rains started, there has been a huge U-turn of the main herds, and Golini/Naabi and the plains are pumping with animals and the dust has finally turned to mud and eventually lovely green shoots. 

They stretch all the way from the Ndutu triangle, Naabi, Gol Kopjes and all the way down to Piyaya. There are still some zebra around Moru but the majority has gone from there, and sadly the Western Corridor is once again very empty. There are some splinter herds already up near Lobo and even Kogatende, but they are in smaller numbers. Some reports in Kenya claim that they first crossings happened in the Mara but we doubt these are true migrants. Will keep you posted on further movements.

Also, great news in from Nduara Loliondo that the wild dogs were seen hunting earlier this week.


Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Go West!

Nomad guide, Ian Kiwelu, sent these great pics in yesterday.  The herd he was watching was heading west towards Grumeti.  He reports that the bulk of the migration is all around Musabi in the Western Corridor and our Serengeti Safari Camp.


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