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A large herd of the wildebeest migration crosses the Sand River

14 Aug 2018 from Sunworld Safaris

Safari guide Kaelo Jonathan captured a large herd of the wildebeest migration crossing the Sand River on the Kenyan side. 

A lovely big crossing captured in front of Lemala Mara Tented Camp

11 Aug 2018 from Lemala Camps

A lovely big crossing captured in front of Lemala Mara Tented Camp at point number three. 

Credit: Safari guide, Frank Gabriel

Wildebeest crossing point number 4 to the Kenya border

10 Aug 2018 from Nasikia Camps

A big herd of the wildebeest migration was seen crossing point number 4 to the Kenya border (the cars opposite the river is the Kenyan border)

Credit: Head safari guide, Karim Saadun

- Image by Karim Saadun
- Image by Karim Saadun
- Image by Karim Saadun
- Image by Karim Saadun
- Image by Karim Saadun

Herds scattered in the Maasai Mara

10 Aug 2018 from Kilimanjaro Safaris

The Great Migration in scattered across the Topi and Keekorok area in the Maasai Mara. More herds are coming through the San driver direction. 

Credit: Co-founder, Michael Wachira

Great Migration in the Posse Plains area of the Masai Mara heading towards the Mara Triangle

10 Aug 2018 from Mara Intrepids Camp

After some rain in the Serengeti, some of the herds that crossed the Mara River northwards are now moving south again. However, a big number of herds was seen in the Posse Plains area of the Masai Mara heading towards the Mara Triangle. 

Credit: Safari guide, Paul Kirui

- Image by Paul Kirui

Daily crossings at crossing number 4 in the Mara River

08 Aug 2018 from Maasai Wanderings

Safar guide, Peter Moshi captured one of the daily crossings at crossing number 4 in the Mara River. 

Massive herd crossing point number 4 in the Mara River

04 Aug 2018 from Asilia Africa

Safari guide Elia Edward captured a massive herd crossing point number 4 in the Mara River. 

- Image by Elia Edward

Huge crossing at point number 5 in the Mara River

04 Aug 2018 from Lemala Camps

A huge crossing at point number 5 in the Mara River, 6 kilometres from the Lemala Mara Tented Camp.

Credit: Safari guide, Baraka Willium

The FIRST major river crossing on the Kenyan side begin

03 Aug 2018 from Serena Hotels

The FIRST major river crossing on the Kenyan side begin! 

Approximately 2,000 wildebeest and zebra crossed the Mara Triangle at the Lookout crossing point yesterday.

Note: From today, we're expecting large crossings as thousands of herds have gathered in the Lookout region. 

Loita migration coming from the Loita Plains through Olkinyei Conservancy

02 Aug 2018 from Hemingways Ol Seki Mara Camp

The Loita migration was seen coming from the Loita Plains through Olkinyei Conservancy, heading towards the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The herds are currently roaming the Naboisho Conservancy.

Credit: Ranger, Raphael Rotiken

 

Lodges closest to the herd right now

Cheetah Spotting at Sayari Camp, Serengeti

4 km

from herd

Sayari Camp

$ 684

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.

Lamai Serengeti Balcony View in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

8 km

from herd

Lamai Serengeti

$ 725

per person per night

Lamai Serengeti now sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you'll find the migration.

Guests viewing Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

9 km

from herd

Wayo Green Camp

$ 326

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.

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

9 km

from herd

Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

$ 541

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.

Serengeti North Wilderness Camp in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

11 km

from herd

Serengeti North Wilderness Camp

$ 340

per person per night

The location of the Serengeti North Wilderness Camp has been carefully selected in the Lamai Wedge, the northern-most corner of the Serengeti National Park.

This relatively isolated spot overlooks the Mara River and is just a few kilometres from one of the recognised ‘crossing points’ for the wildebeest migration. The great thing about Northern Serengeti is that it is nowhere near as densely populated as the Maasai Mara.

 

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