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Few hundred wildebeest scattered around Serengeti Pioneer Camp and Lake Magadi

Hi HerdTracker, 

We are seeing small pockets of a few hundred wildebeest scattered around Pioneer Camp and Lake Magadi

Please find a picture attached with Lake Magadi in the background.

Regards,
Tom
 

Wildebeest and zebra around Lake Magadi
Wildebeest and zebra around Lake Magadi - Image by Tom Mees

2000 to 3000 wildebeest heading towards Moru

Hi HerdTracker 

A quick update - We spotted 2000 to 3000 wildebeest yesterday afternoon just outside Serengeti Pioneer Camp kicking up dust in the late afternoon light. Heading towards Moru

Regards,
Tom
 

Wildebeest close to Serengeti Pioneer Camp
Wildebeest close to Serengeti Pioneer Camp - Image by Tom Mees

The migration is still around Moru

Hi Jarred

Migration is still around Moru, Serengeti Pioneer Camp and the open plains area close to Sopa Lodge.

Kind Regards,
Alison
 

Loita herds congregating around Sala’s Camp

29 Dec 2016 from The Safari Collection

Hi HerdTracker,

The last big herds of the migration left the south of the Mara about two weeks ago. Lots of wildebeest and zebra still around Sala’s Camp, particularly large herds of zebra.

The remaining wildebeest are from the Loita herds as there has been very little rain to the north of the main reserve.

Thanks,
Mark

Calving season has started in the Mara North

29 Dec 2016 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

The wildebeests calving season has already begun in Masai Mara, we are spotting mamas with newborn babies everyday here at Mara North, Lemek and Olchorouwa Conservancies. They seem to be ahead of game of their cousins in Serengeti who normally drop their babies in February. 

Kind Regards
Onesmus
 

Calving season has started in the Mara North
Calving season has started in the Mara North - Image by Onesmus Irungu
Calving season has started in the Mara North
Calving season has started in the Mara North - Image by Onesmus Irungu
Calving season has started in the Mara North
Calving season has started in the Mara North - Image by Onesmus Irungu

Large herds of wildebeest around the Moru Kopjes

Hi HerdTracker

Santa came to Serengeti Pioneer Camp for a short visit and confirmed the following:

Large herds of wildebeest and zebra from Moru Kopies, Serengeti Pioneer Camp down to the road Junction of Sopa Lodge.  Many young zebra amongst the herds.

Kind Regards,
Alison
 

Large herds of wildebeest around the Moru Kopjes
Large herds of wildebeest around the Moru Kopjes - Image by Alison Cockerell
Large herds of wildebeest around the Moru Kopjes
Large herds of wildebeest around the Moru Kopjes - Image by Elewana

Things are quiet in Ndutu

Hi HerdTracker

There is nothing happening around Ndutu Lodge at the moment. A small amount of rain late November and early December brought the animals back in, but since the rains have stopped, everything has moved back. Back to where, I dont know. Out towards Twin Hills there are a few wildebeest and zebra but even these are thinning out.

When we get some rain I shall let you know.

Cheers
Ainslie

Herds around Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Lake Magadi and Moru Kopjes

Hi HerdTracker

We have herds of wildebeest and zebra around Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Lake Magadi and Moru Kopjes.

Every evening/night we can hear the zebra and wildebeest at camp.

Kind Regards,
Alison
 

Zebra and wildebeest scattered across Ndutu

Hi HerdTracker

It's been a peaceful morning at Ndutu. Happy to welcome the zebra and wildebeest back from their wanderings of the Serengeti.

Kind Regards,
Ainslie

The migration in Ndutu
The migration in Ndutu - Image by Ndutu Safari Lodge

The herds have arrived in Ndutu

09 Dec 2016 from Lemala Camps

Hi HerdTracker

It's been three days now with big number of the migration in the Ndutu area, providing our guests with great views from our Lemala Ndutu Camp. 

Thanks
Godwin.

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Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

1 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.

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

2 km

from herd

Ndutu Safari Lodge

$ 247

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.

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.

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.

The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania

4 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.

Entim Camp Bedroom in Masai Mara, Kenya

7 km

from herd

Entim Camp

$ 568

per person per night

Situated in the heart of Kenya’s legendary Maasai Mara Game Reserve, near the Mara River, Entim camp is right in the middle of the very best game-viewing areas.

While many other visitors to the Mara will be staying in camps in the surrounding areas and conservancies, at Entim you don't have to drive for hours to get to the wildlife action because you are right there in the middle of it. Nor do you have to be hurried out of the Reserve before gates close at 6.30 pm: at Entim you can continue to witness the wild's most important and dramatic events, which often take place at dusk and dawn. There’s actually no obligation to go out on game drives because you can sit in camp and watch the animals passing by right in front of you.

Guests viewing Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

8 km

from herd

Wayo Green Camp

Price on Request

per person per night

Our walking safari camp is part of the Wayo Africa Walking Safari experience. It is truly one-of-a-kind and is the highlight of many people's safaris. The aim of our camp is to access remote areas in the easiest manner possible while maintaining high levels of comfort. Our camp is designed to fit on a small trailer that can easily be towed in to the bush, allowing for movement as the animals move.

Tents are 3-man dome style tents that are easy to set-up with plenty of floor space for two people. It is great for a good nights rest in a really remote area. Sleeping is on comfy 4-inch mattresses on the ground and the bedding is cotton covered duvets and cotton sheets.

Dunia Camp Tent Interior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

8 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.

Guests with Guide at Lake Masek in Ndutu, Tanzania

8 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.

Serengeti Pioneer Camp Room Exterior in South Central Serengeti, Tanzania

9 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.

Mara Ngenche Camp Game Drive in Masai Mara, Kenya

9 km

from herd

Mara Ngenche Camp

$ 560

per person per night

In a spectacular location in the heart of the Masai Mara, lies this small, intimate, luxurious and elegant Camp.

Well hidden in the beautiful greenery of riverine forest, Ngenche Safari Camp offers panoramic views over the confluence of the Mara and Talek Rivers. Overlooking a hippo pool that is always busy with these beautiful large animals with crocodiles always in close proximity. The six spacious well appointed tents are en-suite and decorated with an amazing fusion of modern African decor with old world charm.

Each tent is partially enclosed in it's own "Boma", has a large four poster king size bed, offers wonderful view on the River and is equipped with a large bath tab and outside shower. Mara Ngenche is unfenced and is designed to allow the exciting movement of animals through the grounds white offering an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the African bush. The incredible surroundings of the Masai Mara make this a spectacular safari experience.

Watching an Elephant on a game drive safari at Rekero Mara Camp, Masai Mara, Kenya

10 km

from herd

Rekero Camp

$ 615

per person per night

Rekero overlooks an ancient animal river crossing point in the Masai Mara.

A front row seat to witness the spectacular annual migration awaits you. Rekero has a long and proud history in the Mara that leads to its depth of character and low-key authenticity that is the hallmark of this luxury tented camp.

Rekero is enfolded in wilderness, the camp nestles under huge deciduous trees, hippos grunt in the pools below the mess deck, the fragrance of wild sage floats on the air and guests can often watch the migration crossing the Talek River just 50 meters from the camp lawn. Warm, hospitable and intimate, with a guiding team widely recognised as being the best in Kenya, Rekero offers an unsurpassed Masai Mara safari experience.

Masai Mara Scenery in Kenya

10 km

from herd

Serian Nkorombo

$ 715

per person per night

The old adage “Location, Location, Location” surpasses all – Nkorombo has it in spades! The Masai Mara made famous by the BBC’s “Big Cat Diaries” and more recently Disney’s “African Cats” is the predators prime real estate. Secreted away amongst a stand of wild olive and orange croton Alex Walker’s Nkorombo camp flanks a lively salt lick. A refuge for Black Rhino, Lion and Leopard cast about stalking a lavish overabundance of plucky prey.

This snug little bush camp is chock-full of singular character. Five tents command a view over the rushing Mara River, at once bursting with laughing hippo and languorous crocodile. True to it’s unpretentious origins, camp life is low-key and tranquil.

Discover Africa Safaris

10 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.

Salas Camp exterior view, Masai Mara, Kenya

14 km

from herd

Sala's Camp

$ 650

per person per night

Sala’s camp has the good fortune to be located on the convergence of two rivers, and in the heart of the Masai Mara. This secluded spot offers tranquillity and tremendous views over the Sand River towards Tanzania and the Serengeti. From your tent you will be able to enjoy an abundance of birdlife and wildlife and the indigenous environment. The camp prides itself on its hospitality and from this wonderful location one can easily explore the vast Masai Mara Reserve. During the Great Wildebeest Migration in the months of July to September, Sala’s Camp is extremely well located as many of the animals move back from the Serengeti in search of lush grasslands in the Mara. The game viewing during this time is exceptional, with dramatic river crossings, and plentiful predators.

Asanja Luxury Tented Camp in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

14 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.

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

17 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.

Cheetah Spotting at Sayari Camp, Serengeti

17 km

from herd

Sayari Camp

$ 770

per person per night

When Sayari Camp opened in 2005 it blazed a trail in Tanzania, allowing safari travellers to access one of the most dramatic and under-explored corners of the northern Serengeti. Today, this upmarket Serengeti lodge is one of the finest in Africa, offering luxurious lodgings in some of the best Big Five country on the continent.

The remote and starkly beautiful landscape forms the inspiration for Sayari, with the turret-shaped roofs on each of the 15 expansive tented suites mirroring the iconic Turner Hill to the north. Indoors, rich mahogany floors and delicate tones of sand, stone and acacia reflect the views washing in through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

En-suite bathrooms, with spacious showers and egg-shaped baths large enough for two, offer similarly impressive Serengeti views. Fine linens and safari-chic décor offset the wilderness that lies just beyond the canvas walls, with king-size beds and private verandas to complete the world-class experience.

Sand River Masai Mara Exterior, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

18 km

from herd

Sand River Masai Mara

$ 470

per person per night

Opened on July 1st 2013, the Elewana Collection is delighted to announce the introduction of its first bush camp in Kenya – Sand River Masai Mara. 

Located on the banks of a river from which it has taken its name, Sand River Masai Mara is located within the Masai Mara National Reserve, close to the Tanzanian border. Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920’s.

The interior fixtures and furnishings mirror this period perfectly, reminding all who visit of those countless Hollywood movies that have paid homage to a classic era of African adventure.

Sand River Masai Mara is an ideal destination, at any time of the year, for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. Even the dramatic arrival of the Annual Migration merely adds to an already abundant resident wildlife that awaits discovery.

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