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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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Wed, Mar 12, 2014

Herds spread out as rain eases

The heavy rains have eased up and the ground is drying up quickly, (even getting dusty in some areas already!), but the plains are green all over and the wildebeest are spreading out from Olduvai, across the plains towards Endulen, Maswa, Kusini and also in the Ndutu woodlands. The plains are teeming with calves and the predators are having an easy time. Some have moved further north already and have been seen near Olobaye.

We will need some fresh rains to keep them on the plains as they have already started to disperse into smaller scattered groups spreading out.

We've also been seeing wild dog in Piyaya so even more reason to combine Nduara Loliondo with Serengeti Safari Camp between December and March.


Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Migration heads south after big rains.

The Migration is now moving further South into the short grass plains in search of the mineral-rich grass after the big rains that the whole area experienced in the past 2 weeks.

There are big herds passing through the Ndutu woodlands southwards towards Endulen and our Serengeti mobile camp is surrounded by the sounds of the wildebeest.

Plenty of calves have been born, and the predators are spoilt for choice.

Towards Gol Mountains it is less dense and we have seen lots of Thompson's Gazelle and Eland, and even had some fantastic sightings of the wild dogs.


Fri, Feb 7, 2014

Latest update on the migration from our guides in the Serengeti

The plains all the way from Ngorongoro to Seronera have received some heavy rains in the last couple of days, and we would expect the calving to get into full swing brought on by the burst of fresh grass which is about to come out after those rains. The big herds are spread out between Kusini, over the plains do Ndutu and the woodlands, Hidden Valley and some are reaching as far over as the Gol Mountains.


Mon, Dec 23, 2013

The migration viewed from the sky

Just in time for Christmas it seems the beasts have finally arrived where they should be! Ndutu boasts the majority of the Zebras, and there are big herds of the migration in Gol Kopjes through Naabi Hill, Hidden Valley and the northern parts of Ndutu. There are wildebeest all the way from Golini to Nduara Loliondo, everything is lush and green! You might also be interested to know that three days ago, Serengeti Balloon Safaris conducted their first flight of the season over the southern plains and reported that 90% of the flight was over vast herds of wildebeest.  Apart from the countless migrating wildebeest and zebra, other sightings from the balloon were lions, cheetah, hyena, buffalo and Grant’s gazelles...great photo from them


Happy Christmas everbody!


Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Wildebeest on a southerly course

Wildebeest are arriving in Moru!!

They are slowly filing down from Western Corridor/Seronera/Rongai past Magadi and into Moru.

Our guides at Lamai Serengeti said they have only seen the back side of them lately, and most of have left Kogatende now.

There has been rain in the crater area towards Endulen, Central Serengeti, some in Ndutu and even in Loliondo so we are hoping for the plains to be green soon and the movement to proceed southwards, and by the time Christmas comes they should hopefully all be where they should be.


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