Thursday, February 21, 2013

A big male lion is having breakfast 150m away

During the dry spell of the last one or two weeks, the animals were quite dispersed and had moved towards the Serengeti and Kusini area, and the triangle towards Naabi Hill.  However, big rains in the last two days has seen the usual dramatic turnaround.  The herds will probably start to move back more onto the Ngorongoro Conservation Area side now and search for the fresh short grass.  There are already a lot of little wildie babies in evidence which makes for great viewing.
While I am writing this, the guests of Serengeti Safari Camp are sitting in the mess tent  watching a big male lion having his wildebeest breakfast not more than 150m away.... It's still amazing that we have the opportunity to witness such things...
The rain has wreaked a small amount of havoc on the roads, and those wanting to cross small Olduvai had to wait for a few hours while the water subsided yesterday.  The bridge over the main arm of the gorge meant there were no issues there.  Today, after two days of heavy rain, some of the roads in the south are challenging, and in true safari style, the odd vehicle is getting stuck...all part of the fun!
Find out more about the Serengeti Migration.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Serengeti Migration Update

The migration is spread all over the plains, from Makao all the way to the kusini woodlands, from Endulen all the way to our current Serengeti Safari Camp site, and well scattered all the way from Ndutu to Loliondo.  Some of our Nomad guides saw the wild dogs near Kusini on the edge of the woodlands, and on the plains to Makao recently. It’s a pack of around 11, and 3 appeared to have collars so are being monitored.  Nomad guide, Richard Knocker also saw a zorilla during his safari in December in Piyaya, southern Loliondo, and a few lucky folk have spotted (‘scuse the pun) cheetah…so it’s not all about the wildebeest.

Happy New Year and hoping for some early calving to make for some very happy people…

For a reminder on where the migration is at different times of the year, and what to expect in terms of experience consult our very helpful Guide to the Migration.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crossings at Kogatende

Great images just in from Lamai Serengeti where the wildebeest have been milling around, crossing and re-crossing for the last few weeks around the Kogatende area.  It's a great time to be in the northern Serengeti!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Wildies coming thick and fast

We've received reports from Lamai Serengeti today of herds crossing the Mara River near the Kogatende Airstrip yesterday.  Two days ago they were crossing in their thousands and our guests and guides watched the drama for over 2 hours.

Today the grunting of many wildebeest is reaching the ears of the folk at Lamai so we hope for some more action soon.  Keep an eye on our Facebook for images.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The first crossing and it's all action in the north

Exciting news from the Northern Serengeti on Friday - the first crossing of the season.  Only 150 daring wildebeest but as we all know, the flood starts with a trickle.  Herds are pouring into Nyamalumbwa, still plenty of Zebras and wildebeest around the Bolagonja area where the grass is high, the ground is wet, and there are some fires in the area.

In our Serengeti Safari Camp, guests have had great rhino sightings already (rhino are only found in this part of the Serengeti, so it's always a treat) - a mother and little one.  And those lions have been hanging around camp keeping people up!  It's all action.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Serengeti Migration Update

Just in from Nomad guide Richard Knocker out on safari "watching endless columns of wildebeest plodding across the southern plains near Ndutu kicking up huge clouds of dust as they go about their daily search for water and grazing"

Monday, January 30, 2012

Serengeti Migration Update - 30th January 2012

Rains in the southern Serengeti have been very patchy, so the migration is currently quite spread out. We've seen some herds around Masek, some around Kusini and larger herds moving towards Hidden Valley. Generally the landscape is very arid and dry and we're all looking forward to the rains!