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The herds are around Togoro Plains

Hi HerdTracker

Greetings from Serengeti,

The herds are spread out over the Serengeti plains. 
Surprisingly I have seen a small number of herds heading back to the south.

The big herds had been seen around Togoro Plain.

Regards,
Simon
 

The herds are currently at Seronera

11 May 2017 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

The herds are currently at Seronera, Serengeti National Park. 

They will be in the Mara by mid-June.

The herds are spread out over the central Serengeti

Hi HerdTracker

A small herd of Wildebeest in the camp at SPC, Otherwise herds of a couple of thousand wildebeest around Sopa bridge, the road to Seronera  and Lake Magadi.

Kind Regards,
Alison
 

Big herds in the Central Serengeti

12 Apr 2017 from Wild Frontiers

Hi HerdTracker,

Our guide Raymond who has returned yesterday from the Serengeti informed us about the big herds around Central Serengeti but they are going very fast towards Western Serengeti through the Makoma woodlands.

Kind Regards,
Annetjie

The herds are heading back to Ndutu

Hi HerdTracker

The wildebeest are streaming back to Ndutu from the north. We've had two massive lake crossings in two days. 

Ainslie

- Video by Ndutu Safari Lodge

Calving season in Naboisho

27 Mar 2017 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

Naboisho is looking beautiful with the calves running around the plains. Here are some pics.

Kind Regards,

Tim

Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur

Big herds in Kusini

20 Mar 2017 from Wild Frontiers

Hi HerdTracker

Our guide Bahti has just returned from Ndutu, informing us that the herds are in and around Gol Kopjes in Serengeti but big herds are also in the Kusini area of the Serengeti.

Big herds in Kusini
Big herds in Kusini - Image by Wild Frontiers

Large herds in Kusini

Hi HerdTracker

Ndutu is drying out again, consequently the herds are spreading far and wide.

There are large pockets through the woodlands still, and out on the most southern plains. Alot of babies, and we continue to receive reports of birthing. Kusini area is very green and large numbers over there.

Guests returned from Angata Kiti / Lemuta regoin yesterday and reported very large numbers across the plains.

Cheers,
Ainslie

Some of the herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp

Hi HerdTracker,

Suddenly we had wildebeest migration in camp yesterday afternoon.

Thanks,
Mark

The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp

Wildebeest are moving further south of Namiri Plains Camp

13 Mar 2017 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

A few wildebeest were in the area for a week ago, but they seems to be moving around heading further south of our camp, very few remaining in the area and some of the zebras.

Regards,
Mark

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Watching an Elephant on an African safari at Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ndutu, Tanzania

2 km

from herd

Ndutu Safari Lodge

$ 256

per person per night

Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the south-eastern part of the Serengeti eco-system. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the thirty four cottages, which are built of local materials, has a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu.

The Lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd. Spend some time with us and unwind. Relax to the rhythm of an African day as a myriad bird calls herald the rising sun. Stay close to the lodge and enjoy the resident wildlife or go for a drive and explore the range of habitats that lie within easy reach. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

2 km

from herd

Lemala Ndutu

$ 650

per person per night

Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and March.

9 suite tents of a very high specification are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migrating herds of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra begin to arrive in December and begin calving in February.

The camp is situated inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, near the border of Southern Serengeti, in what is perhaps the finest location in the whole of Ndutu because of its shady umbrella acacia trees and grass cover which reduces dust considerably and also attracts grazers. The camp offers fantastic views of the marsh whose permanent fresh waters attract an abundance of game including predators. The camp enjoys regular visits from resident wildlife ranging from lions, leopards,cheetahs and hyenas to elephant and giraffe. Lion hunts close to the camp are not uncommon.

Tents in Wilderness at Camp Zebra in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

2 km

from herd

Camp Zebra

$ 625

per person per night

Like the animal it is named after, ‘Camp Zebra’ follows the wildebeest to the northern part of the Serengeti National Park in June, July, August, September, October and November; and to the southern part from December till March. Camp Zebra is closed from the middle of April till the end of May each year.

‘Camp Zebra’ consists of 6 accommodation tents, each of which can be used for single, double (or twin) or triple occupancy.

Each sleeping tent consists of a bedroom area, dressing area and ensuite shower and toilet.

The dressing area, shower and toilet are all “open air” so as to heighten the experience of living as one with your surroundings. Despite being able to enjoy some breathtaking views as you prepare yourself for the day ahead, privacy is still assured due to the clever design of our tents.

As an added convenience, each tent is provided with sufficient electricity for lighting as well as for charging mobile telephones, cameras, tablets, laptop computers or any other electronic devices you may carry with you.

Chaka Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

2 km

from herd

Chaka Camp

$ 300

per person per night

Chaka Camp, designed to be lightweight enough to move seasonally, is located in the Ndutu area from December through March. The camp relocates to Western Serengeti from May through June, and again to Northern Serengeti from July through November.

From December through March, the wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu area. Ndutu is located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of Serengeti National Park. Chaka Camp’s location provides easy access to prime game viewing areas around Lakes Ndutu and Masek. In addition to the almost two million wildebeest and zebra that move through the area each year, Ndutu is home to cheetah, lion, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. During February’s calving season, the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 babies a day.

From May through June, Chaka Camp relocates to Western Serengeti. The wildebeest migration is generally in this area during this time, and crossings over the Grumeti River are sometimes seen in this area. Access to Central Serengeti is also possible from this area as the drive is only 2 hours.

From July through November, Chaka Camp is located in Northern Serengeti. The camp is close to the Mara River, allowing easy access to several river crossing points in the area. During this time of year, the wildebeest migration is crossing the Mara River back and forth from Tanzania to Kenya. River crossings are common with crocodiles, hippos and large cats scattered throughout the area.

The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania

3 km

from herd

Olakira Camp

$ 400

per person per night

Like the wildebeest that are the stars of the Serengeti Annual Migration, the Olakira camp is a wanderer; a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure you have a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth.

Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp. Whether it’s at the river crossings of the northern Serengeti, the breath-taking scenery of the Lamai Wedge, or on the great grassy plains of the south, the intimate Olakira camp ensures the best of the Serengeti is always right on your doorstep.

Discover Africa Safaris

3 km

from herd

Legendary Serengeti Camp

$ 665

per person per night

Explore a rich landscape of inky blue skies, burnt orange sunsets and the soft neutrals of the African savannah. Bordering the game rich Lamai Triangle, twelve mobile luxury tents are hidden under the deep shade of acacia canopies.  

This camp moves north, west and south throught the year offering guests a front row seat to the migration, the procession of more than two million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle as they wander across the vast grass plains.

Guests with Guide at Lake Masek in Ndutu, Tanzania

7 km

from herd

Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp

$ 970

per person per night

Discover exclusive luxury at Lake Masek Luxury Tented Camp situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area overlooking Lake Masek. This unique location is witness to the Wildebeest Migration which takes place from December to April each year. There is resident Big 5 game all year round in the area. The camp is eco-friendly as all the electric power is supplied by solar panels and water is collected during the rainy season. All the products used are biodegradable in order to ensure that the environment is kept pristine.

Dunia Camp Tent Interior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

10 km

from herd

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.

Campfire at Kati Kati in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

10 km

from herd

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.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp Room Exterior in South Central Serengeti, Tanzania

11 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.

Discover Africa Safaris

12 km

from herd

Serengeti Halisi Camp

$ 280

per person per night

Serengeti Halisi Camp is a seasonal camp located in Serengeti National Park. From December to March, it's located in Tandawala area in the NCAA, close to the calving grounds where the wildebeest migration will be during these months.

From June-November, the camp is located in Seronera, Central Serengeti, which gives easy access to all parts of the national park as well as having abundant resident game due to the proximity of the Seronera River.

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

15 km

from herd

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.

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

15 km

from herd

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

$ 175

per person per night

Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.

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.

Asanja Luxury Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

15 km

from herd

Asanja Luxury Tented Camp

$ 420

per person per night

Lying on the savannah of the Serengeti National Park and shaded by rocky outcrops known as the Moru Kopjes, Asanja Africa luxurious tented safari camp provides comfort, and – with only seven tents available – personalized attention and service.

Our Safari Bar and Lounge area overlooks the mesmerizing plains of the Serengeti. Enjoy a sundowner as you admire this magnificent sight. A private gazebo is also available for you to relax, unwind and take in the tranquility of the African wilderness.

Our dedicated Chef and his team are proud to serve a fusion of local flavors and Continental Cuisine. The food is outstanding and catered to your expectations. Breakfast, light lunches and dinner are served in the mess tent. Private bush breakfasts & dinners can be arranged on request.

Serengeti Wilderness Camp Tent Exterior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

18 km

from herd

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.

Discover Africa Safaris

20 km

from herd

Kimondo Camp

$ 400

per person per night

Like the herds of antelope that have made the Serengeti the most famous wilderness region on earth, Kimondo is a traveller. As the seasons wax and wane so this migration camp crafted of wood and canvas follows the herds on their never-ending journey across the grasslands of East Africa.

From July to October home for Kimondo is near the sinuous Mara River on the famous Lamai Wedge, where massive herds brave the jaws of hungry Nile crocodiles. As winter eases and summer warms the land, the herds move south to calve in the lush grasslands of the southern Serengeti. As the herds move, so does Kimondo, to ensure you’re never far from the heart of the migration.

But unlike the thundering wildebeest, Kimondo – like its sought-after sister-camp Olakira – leaves no footprint behind. Entirely solar-powered, it’s a migration camp that touches the earth lightly while providing authentic luxury on the Serengeti plains. With just eight comfortable tents Kimondo offers an intimate safari experience; a sumptuous taste of how the early explorers discovered the wonders of East Africa.

From rich hand-woven rugs to burnished copper lanterns a sultry mix of Moroccan exoticism and East African safari romance resonates at Kimondo, where king-size cast-iron beds rest under canvas ceilings as the rustle of the savannah lulls you to sleep. Or leave sleep for a while and linger at the fireside, swopping tales of your day in Africa as the embers crackle up towards the Milky Way. Kimondo translates as ‘shooting star’ and in Tanzania’s crystal-clear skies you’ll be sure to see more than a few.

Serengeti Serena Exterior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

22 km

from herd

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.

Discover Africa Safaris

23 km

from herd

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.

Beautiful sundowner at Kiota Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

25 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.

Beautiful view at Kusini, Ndutu, Tanzania

30 km

from herd

Kusini

$ 790

per person per night

Sanctuary Kusini offers a Serengeti safari like no other. This is the only permanent camp in this unspoilt and remote part of the Serengeti and every year wildebeest congregate on the camp's "doorstep".

Perfectly set in the remote southern part of the Serengeti, Sanctuary Kusini's location was specially selected after much research by our guides and the local experts. It overlooks the plains where game are a common sight all year round. Built around a spectacular rocky outcrop and on the path of the wildebeest migration, the camp is ideal for seeing cheetah and wildebeest that congregate on the grassy plains in the calving season from mid-December to March.

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