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Wildebeest migration passes Kananga Special Tented Camp

26 May 2016 from Kananga Special Tented Camp

Hi HerdTracker,

The camp manager of our Kananga Special Tented Camp, located at Banagi, Seronera, has sent us these pictures of The Great Migration!

The wildebeest were passing really close by the camp this Monday 23th May.

Great views from Kananga Special Tented Camp!

Best regards,
Laura Crespí

Wildebeest migration passes Kananga Special Tented Camp
Wildebeest migration passes Kananga Special Tented Camp - Image by
Great views from Kananga Special Tented Camp
Great views from Kananga Special Tented Camp - Image by Kananga Special Tented Camp
Wildebeest migration passes Kananga Special Tented Camp
Wildebeest migration passes Kananga Special Tented Camp - Image by
The herds pass Kananga Special Tented Camp
The herds pass Kananga Special Tented Camp - Image by Kananga Special Tented Camp

Wildebeest migration cross the Orangi River

26 May 2016 from Serengeti Explorer Camp

Hi HerdTracker,

It looks like the wildebeest haven't decided to check in early at Hembe Camp! Awaiting for first client arrival tomorrow!

Right in front of camp this morning Hembe, we witnessed the herds crossing the Orangi River.

Regards,
Ali

100,000 wildebeest colonising the southern Ikorongo

21 May 2016 from Singita - Grumeti

Hi HerdTracker,

Attached are some photos from Ikorongo taken this morning by one of our guides Alfred Korir. By his estimation there are in the vicinity of 100,000 wildebeest colonising the southern Ikorongo. They are moving in a westerly direction.

Regards,
Ryan,
Singita Grumeti

100,000 wildebeest colonising the southern Ikorongo
100,000 wildebeest colonising the southern Ikorongo - Image by Alfred Korir
Photos from Ikorongo taken this morning
Photos from Ikorongo taken this morning - Image by Alfred Korir
The herds are moving in a westerly direction
The herds are moving in a westerly direction - Image by Alfred Korir

VIDEO: The herds on the Togoro Plains just east of Fort Ikoma and Hembe

21 May 2016 from Ranger Safaris

Ranger Safaris sent us this footage of the wildebeest migration on the Togoro Plains just east of Fort Ikoma and Hembe.

Great migration sightings near Hembe

21 May 2016 from Ranger Safaris

Hi HerdTracker,

Our staff at Serengeti Explorer Camp are reporting great sightings near Hembe.

More herds arriving on Togoro Plains just north of the Orangi River heading west where are joining the hundreds of thousand that crossed the plain into the woodland east of Hembe. They are moving between the Kemarishe hills and the Orangi River heading west to Sabora and Sasakwa. They are still south of the Grumeti River.

Kind regards,
Ali

Great migration sightings near Hembe
Great migration sightings near Hembe - Image by Ali Moledina
Herds arriving on Togoro Plains
Herds arriving on Togoro Plains - Image by Ali Moledina
The herds are heading west to Sabora and Sasakwa
The herds are heading west to Sabora and Sasakwa - Image by Ali Moledina

A large herd of wildebeest has entered the Ikorongo Game Reserve

20 May 2016 from Singita - Grumeti

Hi HerdTracker,

We got a report from our anti-poaching scouts this morning of a large herd of wildebeest entering into the Ikorongo Game Reserve on the south eastern boundary with the SNP. We have guys heading out that way to follow up and get some more information.

Will update you accordingly.

Thank you,
Ryan

The herds are heading to the western corridor

19 May 2016 from Ranger Safaris

Hi HerdTracker,

Just east of Hembe, the herds are heading to the western corridor and they are still south of the Grumeti River.

Our camp crew is in the Serengeti, setting things up for the upcoming season at Serengeti Explorer Camp!

Kind regards,
Ali

The herds are heading to the western corridor
The herds are heading to the western corridor - Image by Ranger Safaris
The herds are still south of the Grumeti River
The herds are still south of the Grumeti River - Image by Ranger Safaris

The Hidden Valley is filled up with thousands of zebra and a few wildebeest

Hi HerdTracker,

It is not over yet at Ndutu!

Not far from Ndutu are the lakes of Hidden Valley. In the middle of every day, the valleys fill up with thousands of zebra, and a few wildebeest too, as they come down to drink.

It's really worth getting there about 10am and aim on spending a few hours just sitting and watching...there is constant movement as the animals come and go from the water.

All the best,
Ainslie

The herds in the Hidden Valley
The herds in the Hidden Valley - Image by Ainslie Wilson
Zebra have a drink in a lake close to the Hidden Valley
Zebra have a drink in a lake close to the Hidden Valley - Image by Ainslie Wilson

Huge herds have arrived at Four Seasons

16 May 2016 from Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Hi HerdTracker

We have large numbers of wildebeest and zebra all round the lodge, spreading all the way through the woodland to where our shortcut road meets the Lobo road. From there, there are also huge numbers scattered all the way to Togoro Plains. 

Cheers 
Oli

Huge herds have arrived at Four Seasons
Huge herds have arrived at Four Seasons - Image by Oliver Dreike
Large numbers of wildebeest and zebra all round the lodge
Large numbers of wildebeest and zebra all round the lodge - Image by
The wildebeest migration at the Four Seasons Serengeti
The wildebeest migration at the Four Seasons Serengeti - Image by Oliver Dreike
There are also huge numbers scattered all the way to Togoro Plains
There are also huge numbers scattered all the way to Togoro Plains - Image by Oliver Dreike
Wildebeest and zebra close to Four Seasons
Wildebeest and zebra close to Four Seasons - Image by Oliver Dreike
The herds around the Four Seasons Serengeti
The herds around the Four Seasons Serengeti - Image by Oliver Dreike

Vast migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra are now in the Seronera Valley

15 May 2016 from Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Hi HerdTracker,

This morning our passengers were witness to this amazing spectacle while floating gently above the herds.  

This perspective gives one a true idea of the numbers of animals.  We also saw a large lion bring down a wildebeest just below the basket and a lioness join him for the feast. 

The Green Season in Serengeti can be spectacular.

Best regards,
Tony

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Campfire at Serengeti Explorer Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

4 km

from herd

Serengeti Explorer Camp

Price on Request

Serengeti Explorer Camp is an exclusive luxury tented camp set in Serengeti National Park. 

The Serengeti Explorer Camp is an all new camp featuring new tents with a spacious design. Protected verandahs with a day bed and comfortable seating. Dual sinks in the dressing area, 24 hour electricity with solar panels and inverters and much more.

Swimming Pool at Singita Faru Faru in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

12 km

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Singita Faru Faru

$ 1210

per person per night

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in Northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. 

With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness.

Serengeti Serena Exterior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

17 km

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Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

$ 711

per person per night

Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer.

Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. A series of traditional domed ‘rondavels' are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon' pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains' after which the Serengeti is named.

Beautiful sundowner at Kiota Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

20 km

from herd

Kiota Camp

$ 300

per person per night

Kiota Camp opens in May 2015 and will be permanently based in Central Serengeti. Central Serengeti offers year-round game viewing and is thought to be one of the best places in Africa to spot large cats.

We recommend booking Kiota Camp in combination with our sister camp, Chaka Camp, for a total of 4 – 6 nights in the Serengeti. Chaka Camp is a mobile camp that moves three times a year to follow the wildebeest migration. While KiotaCamp‘s location is ideal for viewing year-round permanent game in the Central Serengeti area, Chaka’s follows the migrating wildebeest and zebra and the many predators that follow them. Chaka is located in Ndutu from December through March, Western Serengeti in May and June, and Northern Serengeti from July through November.

Singita Serengeti House, Grumeti, Tanzania

21 km

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Singita Serengeti House

$ 1425

per person per night

Singita Serengeti House, located on the slopes of Sasakwa Hill in the expansive 350,000 acre Grumeti Reserves, is an exclusive-use retreat. The property is specifically designed to welcome families and friends and create an environment of total relaxation for a carefree stay. Up to eight guests can feel at home at Serengeti House, with two suites in the main house and one garden suites situated on either side with daily onsite staff and management. The property enjoys picturesque views of a watering hole from its perch on the south-east slopes of the hill. Inside, a décor blended of European country designs and African artifacts create a comfortable and unpretentious style.

Discover Africa Safaris

21 km

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Kananga Special Tented Camp

$ 124

per person per night

Situated at the foot of the Banagi Hills in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, the Kananga Special Tented Camp is a comfortable and reasonably priced tented camp based in Seronera. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views, Kananga overlooks a beautiful savannah dotted with the East African thorn tree.

Each tent comprises of twin beds dressed in the finest traditional Indian cotton, Maasai blankets and furnished with carpets, bedside table and luggage racks.

An en-suite toilet and open air shower and your very own verandah are standard for each tent, in addition to ambient LED reading lights provided by the camp’s solar energy facility. Our communal mess tents are the ideal spot from which to sit back and relax after an exciting day’s safari and watch the zebras crossing Banagi Plain at sunset.

Singita Sasakwa Lodge Guests With Guide

22 km

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Singita Sasakwa Lodge

$ 1425

per person per night

Singita Sasakwa Lodge is located in the Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania, and forms part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. The view from the lodge’s spacious veranda is almost endless over the majestic Serengeti plains below. A sense of grandeur is woven throughout the turn-of-the-century manor house and private cottages through a blend of authentic European style and East African influences. Singita Sasakwa Lodge holds special appeal for those with a passion for refined splendour, ensconcing its guests in comfort, luxury and old-world elegance. From this superb vantage point, one can become absorbed in the marvel of an abundance of wildlife, including the annual migration of zebra and wildebeest, widely known as the greatest natural spectacle on earth.

Picnic at Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

26 km

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Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp

$ 620

per person per night

Lemala Ewanjan is a deluxe seasonal camp with 10 beautiful suite tents set along the western slopes of Makoma Hill within the game-rich Seronera Valley in a secluded part of Central Serengeti. The camp offers breathtaking views of the Serengeti plains and its prolific wildlife, sunsets and sunrises.

The Seronera Valley is renowned for fantastic year-round game viewing due to abundance of residence cats. Between April and June and November through January the area receives the wildebeest migration, turning the area into an exciting wildlife paradise. All the popular game viewing areas of central, southern or western Serengeti are easily accessible from the camp but after a busy day guests are always delighted to return to the privacy and solitude that the camp offers.

Campfire at Kati Kati in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

29 km

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Kati Kati

$ 260

per person per night

A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.

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29 km

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Four Seasons Safari Lodge

$ 1175

per person per night

The world’s best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park measures close to 14,763 square kilometres (5,700 square miles). And Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, is nestled in the heart of it all.

In addition to the magnificent surrounding wildlife, Four Seasons delivers memorable ways to experience the Serengeti, with unique activities that include hot-air balloon rides across the plains, picnics in the bush, and safari photography classes. Our Discovery Centre is a great place to learn about African culture and history. You can get to know the local Maasai people and become involved in socially responsible programs, such as those that help local schools and support wildlife conservation

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30 km

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Singita Sabora Tented Camp

$ 1210

per person per night

Singita Sabora Tented Camp is situated in an untouched wilderness area of Grumeti Reserves, spanning over 350,000 acres in northern Tanzania. The intimate 1920s-style explorer’s camp is permeated by a sense of nostalgic adventure. 

Steeped in character, Singita Sabora Tented Camp surprises guests with an opulence that is delightfully out-of-place with the rugged terrain of the surrounding savannah plains. Here, guests are immersed in the palpable pulse of the wild Serengeti, with the added thrill of knowing there isn’t much separating the comfort inside from the elements and wildlife outside.

Exterior View of Mbuzi Mawe Serena Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

32 km

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Mbuzi Mawe Serena Tented Camp

$ 478

per person per night

Scenically located in a glade, known as ‘the place of the klipspringer' (mbuzi mawe), and guarded by three million year-old granite towers, this luxury tented-camp is unique. Cleverly located on one of the main annual migration corridors for over one million wildebeest, half a million zebras and gazelles, and their accompanying cast of predators it is also located at the very epicentre of one of the world's most famous national parks.

Bedroom Interior Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Serengeti Migration Camp

$ 680

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The Serengeti Migration Camp is located at the starting point of one of the world’s great wonders - The Migration.

The landscape, originally formed by volcanic activity, has been sculptured by the ever-changing climate and now varies from open grass plains in the south, savannah grasslands with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly wood grasslands in the north to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

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33 km

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Serengeti Wilderness Camp

$ 300

per person per night

Serengeti Wilderness Camp is a ‘seasonal’ camp located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. The style of camp is simple but with every comfort being taken care of. Seasonal camps have the benefit of being able to move to some of the best game viewing areas of the park and every three to six months we move to a new location. We work under Park’s guidelines and the camp is truly eco-friendly.

Comprising just ten spacious tents, we provide comfortable beds and quality linen, with en suite eco-friendly toilet and bush-shower off an intimate dressing room area. Lighting is by 12-volt (solar powered) with bedside lamps provided. The tents each have a shady verandah, where guests may relax and read quietly or perhaps watch birds and animals.

Swimming Pool at Mbalageti Lodge in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Mbalageti Lodge

$ 385

per person per night

Mbalageti Serengeti is located in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. The Lodge offers a breathtaking 360-degree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River, where one of the main attractions is the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Mbalageti is actually a word from the old Maa language. It means wildebeest, but the word is no longer in use; today Mbalageti refers to the seasonal river.

Swimming Pool at Serengeti Sopa Lodge in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

41 km

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Serengeti Sopa Lodge

$ 385

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The lodge allows its guests to experience  magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.

Grumeti Serengeti Guests on Safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

45 km

from herd

Grumeti Serengeti

$ 695

per person per night

Vibrant and colourful, andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp lies among tall evergreen trees right at the water’s edge. A wild and remote experience in the midst of ample resident game, it is ideally situated near one of the most famous fording points of the wildebeest migration. 

The whimsical palm frond canopies of the flamboyant safari tents hide a blaze of colour in the delightful interiors, with quirky touches and tongue-in-cheek surprises. Al fresco showers are open to the sun and stars, while the grunts of hippo provide a nightly serenade. Local sculptured furnishings and lively décor bring alive the excitement and romance of Africa.

Traditional jikos (fires) and outdoor ovens produce mouth-watering aromas as dinner is served beneath a billion stars in the dramatic boma. Intimate guest areas include open-fronted sitting and dining areas, as well as a domed bar, all adorned with fun and funky beaded artefacts.

Guests enjoyong the View at Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

46 km

from herd

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

$ 515

per person per night

Offering unrivalled luxury, the camp is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration.

Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each guest tent has been carefully positioned amongst these to ensure privacy and spectacular vistas of the gentle grassed slopes, open woodland and tree lined watercourses, which all make up the scenic north Serengeti landscape. 

10 beautifully designed glass-fronted en-suite tents offer 70 square meters of stylish and contemporary design and include super-king or large twin beds, sitting and dressing areas, indoor/outdoor showers, bath, twin basins, and an outside deck with a plunge pool and deckchairs. The camp has been built using recycled steel, glass, sustainable timbers, composite decking and canvas which, when combined with use of solar power throughout the camp, ensures the lightest footprint for a permanent camp in the Serengeti.

Dunia Camp Tent Interior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

47 km

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Dunia Camp

$ 400

per person per night

Situated in the heart of the popular central Serengeti, the serene Dunia Camp is the perfect foil for an exhilarating Serengeti safari: eight tranquil tented suites boast gracious décor and perfect privacy, with airy en-suite bathrooms to wash away the dust from a day adventuring in Africa.

Dunia Camp is special because it offers guests a tranquil and very private base from which to visit two of the Serengeti’s prime game viewing areas; the Central Serengeti valley and the Southern Serengeti plains. From its location in an exclusive valley away from heavy traffic, excellent game viewing can be accessed throughout the year.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp Room Exterior in South Central Serengeti, Tanzania

47 km

from herd

Serengeti Pioneer Camp

$ 745

per person per night

Located in South Central Serengeti - Tanzania - (within the Moru Kopjes area), Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.

Each of Elewana Collection’s camps and lodges has its own individual style and feel. Serengeti Pioneer Camp continues this tradition. Paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s  ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature combines to make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering.

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