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Updates

10 Apr 2018

Safari guide, Firozdin Rafiq just returned from his safari in the southern Serengeti and reported that over the last four days it has been raining a lot in the Ndutu area.

The wildebeest migration is now back in the plains of the Ndutu area. The herds are scattered all across the north-west of the Ndutu plains and the southern part of the Naabi Hill Gate. 

- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
17 Feb 2018

Migratory herds are spread out between Gol Kopjes and Naabi Hill from the Hidden Valley in the Ndutu area.

Large herds of the wildebeest and zebra have been sighted in the Ndutu Woodlands, crossing the Lake Ndutu. 

Credit: Ali Moledina


 

10 Feb 2018

Part of the wildebeest migration has been spotted coming from the east Ndutu woodland for water and posture. 

This is the crossing of Lake Ndutu towards the south of the Makao areas.

Credit: Ranger, Firozdin Rafiq

- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
09 Feb 2018

Herds of the migration are scattered all around the south of the Twin Hill area in the Ndutu. The herds have also started calving. 

Twin Hill is home to huge female herds of wildebeest during the green season because the area is so lush and green. However, the herds are desperately looking for water. 

Credit: Ranger, Firozdin Rafiq

- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
30 Jan 2018

Safari guide, Firozdin Rafiq just came back from his safari and reported that the migration is in the southern part of the Naabi Hill and scattered across the plain towards the Ndutu area. 

The calving is about to start!

- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
20 Jun 2016

Hi HerdTracker,

Update from Ranger Safaris Guide Jabir on safari:

"We are exploring the western corridor on game drives and spotted the wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River. 

"Thirsty gnus invading the Grumeti River in Serengeti for a sip of water, unbelievable scene unfolding in front of us!"

Regards
Ali Moledina

Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River - Image by Jabir - Ranger Safaris
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River - Image by Jabir - Ranger Safaris
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River - Image by Jabir - Ranger Safaris
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River
Wildebeest migration at the Grumeti River - Image by Jabir - Ranger Safaris
13 Jun 2016

Hi HerdTracker 

Update from Ranger Safaris Guide Firoz:

"I'm on game drives in western corridor in Serengeti (Kirawira area). We saw a herd of wildebeest scattered around the mareo areas 60km west of Seronera as the herds head north. Although due to the season most of the area looks very dry and herds are desperately looking for water."

"We saw another large herd of wildbeest scattered all across the Nyasirori plains heading towards the Ikorongo Game Reserve. No rain in the area and most of this areas are very dry."

Regards,
Ali Moledina

The herds are in  the Western Corridor
The herds are in the Western Corridor - Image by Ranger Safaris
The herds are in the Kirawira area
The herds are in the Kirawira area - Image by Ranger Safaris
Large herd of wildbeest scattered all across the Nyasirori plains
Large herd of wildbeest scattered all across the Nyasirori plains - Image by Ranger Safaris
The herds are 60km west of Seronera
The herds are 60km west of Seronera - Image by Ranger Safaris
The wildebeest migration in the Western Corridor
The wildebeest migration in the Western Corridor - Image by Ranger Safaris
The herds are in the Kirawira area
The herds are in the Kirawira area - Image by Ranger Safaris
Large herd of wildbeest scattered all across the Nyasirori plains
Large herd of wildbeest scattered all across the Nyasirori plains - Image by Ranger Safaris
The herds are 60km west of Seronera
The herds are 60km west of Seronera - Image by Ranger Safaris
The herds are in the Western Corridor
The herds are in the Western Corridor - Image by Ranger Safaris
08 Jun 2016

Hi HerdTracker,

We received an update from Ranger Safaris guide Firoz:

"We saw wildebeest herd near Nyaruboro hills heading towards the Western Corridor. Other herds are already scattered around Musabi Plains on the way to Nyasirori Plains."

Regards,
Ali Moledina

The herds are heading towards the Western Corridor
The herds are heading towards the Western Corridor - Image by
Other herds are already scattered around Musabi Plains
Other herds are already scattered around Musabi Plains - Image by Firoz
The migration heading towards the Nyasirori Plains
The migration heading towards the Nyasirori Plains - Image by
06 Jun 2016

The first herds have arrived at the Sand River border last night. A herd of about 300 wildebeest could be seen at the adjacent hill to Sand River Mara Camp.

The first herds have arrived at the Sand River border
The first herds have arrived at the Sand River border - Image by Kaelo Jonathan
21 May 2016

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

21 May 2016

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
19 May 2016

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
04 May 2016

Hi HerdTracker

Ranger Safaris guide Saidi was in the Serengeti last week staying at Serengeti Pioneer Camp. This is what he reports:

"We saw many thousands of wildebeest, the herds could bee seen from Gol all the way to Naabi, all covered by gnus. Looks like the recent weather pattern has moved them off their regular path."

Kind Regards,
Ali 
 

26 Apr 2016

Hi HerdTracker,

Our Ranger Safaris guides have been reporting that the migration has been scattered around the central parts of the Serengeti. Here's what our guide Mohamed had to say: 

"A week ago when I was there, part of the migration were in the woodland of between Kusini and Moru Kopjes, and part of it was in Soroi Eerie heading the direction of north. With the changes in weather patterns, it is bit harder to know where exactly the bigger herds are heading."

Regards,
Ali Moledina 
 

31 Mar 2016

Hi HerdTracker,

The wildebeest migration is in Seronera now, hopefully they'll be here for a few more weeks since it's very dry in other parts of the Serengeti.
 
We had a great view of the wildebeest and zebra moving around- see pictures below.

Kind Regards,
Jabir
Ranger Safaris Driver Guide


 

The wildebeest migration is in Seronera
The wildebeest migration is in Seronera - Image by Jabir - Ranger Safaris
Wildebeest and zebra in Seronera
Wildebeest and zebra in Seronera - Image by Jabir - Ranger Safaris

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