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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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Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Sleepless nights…but we aren’t complaining

Our Serengeti Safari Camp has just packed up and left the Western Corridor, following our bellowing friends north as they make their way towards the Mara. Our last guests in the Western corridor sites were truly spoilt! Wildebeest surrounded the camp for most of the last week and they gave a fantastic send off concert all through the last nights that the camp was in Musabi. Not much sleep, but no one was complaining. 

At the moment there are big herds further north in the Nyamalumba and Sand River areas and our camps  are witnessing some exciting crossings over the Sand River.

As if that weren’t enough, we are getting reports of plenty of cats and also rhino on game drives – oh, to be right in the thick of the action. Suppose someone has to do it… 


Wed, Jul 8, 2015

On the hoof…

This picture was taken yesterday by one of our Serengeti guides, David, while he was in the western corridor. 

This area of the Serengeti is absolutely pumping with wildebeest and we have been treated to many a river crossing over the Grumeti River. They are definitely on a mission though and it is obvious they wont hang around too long as they push North, with the first few groups hanging around the Kunga area, and the Sand River up near Lamai.  


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.


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