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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Thu, Jan 8, 2015

Move over, wildebeest! The wild dogs are in town.

Amid much excitement yesterday morning, we received two messages from Nomad guides in the southern Serengeti eco-system reporting wild dog sightings.  These extraordinary and threatened animals are always such a treat to see and last season our guests enjoyed frequent sightings around Kuro Tarangire, so we're delighted to be still viewing them near our Serengeti and Loliondo mobiles.  Here are a few photos to tantalise you:

These pics are of a pack of 9 dogs on a kill in Ndutu, not far from our Serengeti Safari Camp, sent in yesterday by Nomad guide, Kennedy John.

And these images were taken on the plains of Loliondo by Nduara Loliond manager/guide Sammy Turoto.  These dogs are being monitored by the Tanzanian wildlife authorities which is why one wears a collar.

Fri, Oct 10, 2014

Rains on the plains

Big rains in the north over the last week and there have been lots of crossings from the Kenya side to the Tanzania side of the Mara River over the last weeks with a few smaller crossings still over the last few days. There are big herds on the plains near Bologonja which makes for beautiful photographs. There have also been some big storms in the southern parts of the Serengeti so some of the herds have made an appearance as far away as Seronera.

Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Spectacular crossings captured by Nomad guide, Rem.

We've had reports that some recent rain in the Seronera area is drawing some wildebeest and zebra in that direction but photos just in from Nomad guide, Rem, indicate that there's still plenty of migration action up north. Thanks, Rem, for sending these in!

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Latest from the migration

It's raining a lot in the Lamai wedge, Masai Mara and also on the southern side of the river, Kogatende and Bolagonja, so beasts are happy and content.  There is a general movement towards the South and crossings generally in the southern direction, so the Kogatende area is filling up with game and there is plenty of action.  There are some small splinter groups venturing further South already, especially zebras, but the main herds are still in the North.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Crissing and Crossing

It's that time of year when we struggle to find something new to write on our migration blog.  Basically there are plenty of herds up in the northern Serengeti busy criss-crossing the Mara River. Some guests in our Lamai Serengeti and Serengeti Safari Camps have witnessed major crossings.  Kenya has received quite a bit of rain, and Kogatende and Nyamalumbwa areas are green as well which means the beasts are spoilt for choice. There are also great cat sightings: cheetah, lion and leopard, and many of our guests also spot rhino, yesterday even from the balloon.

And although it's not the Serengeti, we thought we'd share that guests in Kuro Tarangire seem to be seeing a lot of wild dogs recently.  We even had wild dogs hunting impala right in camp, killing close to the hot water boiler which is mighty exciting!

Thank you to our guest, Vincent Ong, for this wonderful photo.


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