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, 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...

Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Where the grass is greener

With almost daily localised showers making sure the grass stays lovely and green up in the northern Serengeti, the wildebeest are hanging out around the Kogatende and Nyamalumbwa areas. The move south has started though, with lots of our guests from Lamai and Serengeti Safari Camp catching crossings on their drives as the majority of the herds start to make their way back into the Serengeti from the Masai Mara. 

As we mentioned in our last post we had a mummy rhino and baby spotted up here, and here is a wonderful pic from Nomad guide Ian.

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

All sorts of beasties

The migration is still in full swing up in the northern Serengeti, and there are plenty of wildebeest around Lamai, with big daily crossings happening at the moment and some local showers nearby keeping our friendly gnu's moving.

But that is not all, we have also been graced by some very special resident mama's, with a beautiful leopard lady with her cub and a rhino with a calf in the area being seen by many of our lucky clients. And, if that wasn't quite enough, there have also been sightings of a pack of wild dogs. Now that's a first in Kogatende for a long time - let's hope they hang around. 

Wed, Aug 12, 2015

It is all about the crossing

It is excitement central up in the northern Serengeti, with guests from Lamai and from our Serengeti Safari Camp being treated to phenomenal game viewing and river crossings as the wildebeest thunder their way across the Mara and Sand Rivers and into the Masai Mara. 

One very lucky group of guests had this to say about their experiences from Lamai..."we will never forget the best crossing of all, as after 8 hours of tracking the herd on the opposite side of the Mara, with several false-alert crossings, and with each passing hour the herd increasing in size, until it likely reached 250,000 in number, we were then treated at the end of the day by the most spectacular crossing imaginable, absolutely stunning, and even highly experienced guides said they had never seen such a spectacle." 

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… 


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