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Biggest crossing from Mara Triangle towards the Lookout Hill!

23 Oct 2020 from Sammy Kaleku

Safari guide Sammy Kaleku captured the biggest crossing from Mara Triangle towards the Lookout Hill!

As with August and September, the herds are yet again in a pretty identical position in the northern Serengeti areas of Kogatende and Lamai, and in the Masai Mara. There is a chance in late October that the light rains will come a bit early and therefore push the herds south, however, this takes a long time as there are so many of them! The chances are even if you are visiting the north in late October, that a good few of the herds will still be lingering in the north.

Big crossing from the Triangle to Lookout towards the southern Masai Mara

19 Oct 2020 from Sammy Kaleku

Sammy Kaleku captured a very big crossing from the Mara Triangle heading towards the Lookout in southern Masai Mara

Lookout Crossing lies directly beneath Lookout Hill, aptly called because it’s one of the highest points in the Mara!

The great migration crossing the Mara River close to Kaskaz Mara River

15 Oct 2020 from Nasikia Camps

The great migration was captured crossing the Mara River close to Kaskaz Mara River!

KasKaz Mara Camp invites you to experience Africa’s great Serengeti and its incredible wildlife on a tented safari near the game-rich Mara River. These northern reaches of Tanzania are where the annual Wildebeest Migration crosses from the depleted plains of Serengeti National Park to the lush grasslands of the Masai Mara

- Image by Andre

Safari guide Allen Mollel captured the herds heading back to the northern Serengeti

06 Oct 2020 from Allen Mollel

Safari guide Allen Mollel captured the herds heading back to the northern Serengeti.

October is a good time to see the wildebeest herds move back into the Serengeti.

October will be milder, as the dry season approaches its climax. You might even experience early rain in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti.

The wildebeest herds are in the Masai Mara but will start to slowly move back into the Serengeti moving through Loliondo in the east.

Action at Makutano area of the Mara River

05 Oct 2020 from Nasikia Camps

Safari guide Karim Saadun captured this action at Makutano area of the Mara River close to Kaskaz Mara Camp. The herds are crossing from the northern to southern Serengeti.

Kaskaz Mara Camp invites you to experience Africa’s great Serengeti and its incredible wildlife on a tented safari near the game-rich Mara River. These northern reaches of Tanzania are where the annual Wildebeest Migration crosses from the depleted plains of Serengeti National Park to the lush grasslands of the Masai Mara.  

HUGE crossing at crossing point no7 in the Mara River from the northern side of the Mara River near

30 Sep 2020 from Nasikia Camps

HUGE crossing at crossing point no7 in the Mara River from the northern side of the Mara River near Kenya.

In September. the herds break up into smaller groups. About half of the animals remain in the northern Serengeti, the rest are swapping war stories in the Masai Mara. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is just that: one system that has been artificially divided by humans. The herds will be spread out, making the most of water and food.

HUGE crossing at crossing point no7 in the Mara River from the northern side of the Mara River near

30 Sep 2020

HUGE crossing at crossing point no7 in the Mara River from the northern side of the Mara River near Kenya.

In September. the herds break up into smaller groups. About half of the animals remain in the northern Serengeti, the rest are swapping war stories in the Masai Mara. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is just that: one system that has been artificially divided by humans. The herds will be spread out, making the most of water and food.

HUGE crossing at crossing point no7 in the Mara River from the northern side of the Mara River near

30 Sep 2020

HUGE crossing at crossing point no7 in the Mara River from the northern side of the Mara River near Kenya.

In September. the herds break up into smaller groups. About half of the animals remain in the northern Serengeti, the rest are swapping war stories in the Masai Mara. The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is just that: one system that has been artificially divided by humans. The herds will be spread out, making the most of water and food.

A spectacular in the Mara Triangle

23 Sep 2020 from Mara Triangle

A spectacular in the Mara Triangle!

If you’re looking to escape the crowds of the reserve, the Mara Triangle – which makes up one third of the entire national reserve – should be your Masai Mara destination of choice. The concentration of game in the Mara Triangle is excellent – with all the exciting species that you find in the rest of the national reserve – and yet it sees fewer visitors than the rest of the reserve, due to its remoteness, the fact that there are only two access gates and because there is only one lodge, one camp and some campsites located within the sector.

It’s an excellent area to watch the drama of the Great Migration unfold without the masses of other vehicles elsewhere in the park, as the herds of animals move through the sector on their way into and out of the Masai Mara from the Serengeti.

Amazing river crossings and excellent resident game

23 Sep 2020 from Serena Hotels

Clear skies and beautiful days. Amazing river crossings and excellent resident game. One of the very best times to be in the Serengeti – better than August, in my opinion, due to a quieter park.

In September, the herds are pretty much in an identical position to where they are in August, in the Lamai wedge and Kogatende areas of the northern Serengeti, as well as sometimes up in the Masai Mara too. Many people think that the Masai Mara is the place to be at this time, but that is simply not true, as the wildebeest tend to pour out into Kenya as an extension of their route, and as such, entering the Mara is not an integral part of their journey.

So all in all, you should be looking at the Serengeti over the Mara for the river crossings.

 

Lodges closest to the herd right now

Guests viewing Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

3 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.

Governors Camp Game Walk in Masai Mara, Kenya

7 km

from herd

Governors' Camp

280

per person per night

Governors has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in the Mara since 1972. We were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designated “getaway” for the Governors of Kenya. Unfenced and right in the heart of the action. Our camps are Located in some of the best and most precious wildlife locations in the world. We are a family with a colourful cast of characters that embodies the spirit of safari, while placing the care of the environment, community & conservation at the heart of everything we do.

The setting is magical. So much so that almost a century ago it was reserved, exclusively, for Kenya’s colonial Governors. Governors’ Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it's watered teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.

Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors’ Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best.

Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suit bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dining tent with views over the plains.

Governors Camp has been awarded a Silver Eco-Rating for our sustainable practices in camp. 

Masai Mara Scenery in Kenya

8 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

Little Governors' Camp

$ 305

per person per night

Sustainable tourism is at the heart of Little Governors' Camp. As one of the first camps to be located in the Masai Mara, Boasting only 17 luxury tents, the camp can only be reached by a scenic boat ride across the Mara River and finally, a walk through the stunning riverene landscape. Quiet and undisturbed, the camp welcomes resident elephants who visit during lunch time, as well as wildlife at the natural waterhole in front of the camp. Although one doesn't need to go far to enjoy the unfenced, wildlife-rich surrounds, the Masai Mara itself is one of the best places on the planet to see Africa's Big Five, plains game and of course, offers front row seats to the Wildebeest Migration*

In addition, Little Governors' Camp has been awarded a Gold Rating from the Eco-Tourism Kenya. This is luxury with heart at its best...

* Follow our Herdtracker app for a migration map that plots the Great Migration in real time. 

 

Discover Africa Safaris

10 km

from herd

Governors' Il Moran

$ 390

per person per night

Governors' has been pioneering immersive and transformational safaris in the Mara since 1972. We were the first operators to be permanently based inside the Mara, our site was chosen for its prime location and was the designated “getaway” for the Governors of Kenya. Unfenced and right in the heart of the action. Our camps are Located in some of the best and most precious Wildlife Locations in the world. We are a family with a colourful cast of characters that embodies the spirit of safari, while placing the care of the environment, community & conservation at the heart of everything we do.

Newly refurbished in 2018, Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of the riverine forest that follows the bends of the Mara River. Each tent enjoys a private location from which to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. Hippos wallow in the river waters below, elephants wander through camp, and the night time is punctuated by hyena whoops and lion calls.

Each canvassed room is expansive and newly furnished to a superior standard. Beautiful old wood furniture and muted natural tones are a natural extension of the environment around. Each stylish bathroom boasts a Victorian style bath and his & her vanities. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings.

Small and supremely personal in nature, Il Moran is a chic and intimate retreat in the best wildlife location in Kenya and arguably Africa. A brand new dining and lounge area set along the riverfront is beautifully furnished and our superior team of chefs create dishes that tantalize the eyes and taste buds.