July 2017 - Wildebeest migration updates

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twitter update A portion

31 Jul 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

A portion of the migration has arrived in the northern Mara triangle #safarilive #herdtracker…

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twitter update River cros

28 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

River crossing at Kogatende Mara river! #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

Captured today by Miraji Gwau

twitter update @WildEarth

28 Jul 2017 from KarenGiantsFan

@WildEarth Love the map and #HerdTracker James #safariLIVE

twitter update WE migrati

28 Jul 2017 from WildEarth

WE migration update: Have You Herd? #safariLIVE #HerdTracker

twitter update The Masai

27 Jul 2017 from HemingwaysExped

The Masai culture is the most predominant culture in the Masai Mara. Experience it yourself #MasaiMara #Migration…

twitter update Where is t

25 Jul 2017 from ibistourskenya

Where is the Wildebeest Migration right now? They were spotted crossing 1km from @Lemala1 on 21st July.…

twitter update #Migration

24 Jul 2017 from AsiliaAfrica

#MigrationMonday: There has been a lot of action in the Northern Serengeti recently. #GreatMigration #HerdTracker…

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twitter update #Wildebees

21 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

#Wildebeest crossing 1km from @Lemala1. #HerdTracker Captured minutes ago by Resident Guide - Simon Kiwale.

twitter update Amazing Ma

19 Jul 2017 from bizNessMonster

Amazing Mara river crossing today in the Serengeti, near Kogatende @AsiliaAfrica @HerdTracker #sayari #herdtracker

twitter update #Migration

17 Jul 2017 from AsiliaAfrica

#MigrationMonday Update: 17 July 2017 Sightings in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. #WildebeestWatch #HerdTracker…

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17 Jul 2017 from AsiliaAfrica

#MigrationMonday Update: 17 July 2017 Wildebeest sightings in the Northern Serengeti. #WildebeestWatch…

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twitter update Mukul Mukh

17 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

Mukul Mukherjee Photography sent us these images of the #wildebeest at @Ngorongoro. Captured 11 June 2017. #HerdTracker

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twitter update River Cros

17 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

River Crossing captured 2 hrs ago in the Northern #Serengeti, 200m from @LemalaCamps. #HerdTracker #Migration

twitter update Thousands

16 Jul 2017 from psieyes

Thousands of Wildebeest have crossed the border into Masai Mara in Mara Triangle #HerdTracker

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twitter update Jonathan C

10 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

Jonathan Cheres says the #herds were between Mareu and Seronera yesterday around 11am to 12pm. #HerdTracker #migration

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10 Jul 2017 from AsiliaAfrica

#MigrationMonday Update: 10 July 2017 Wildebeest sightings in the Serengeti & the Mara #WildebeestWatch #HerdTracker http://ow.ly/7FRP30duIfq 

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twitter update The #Great

03 Jul 2017 from RichTvAfrica

The #GreatMigration in the Maasai Mara. #herdtracker @MaraFairmont @alykhansatchu

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twitter update Migration

03 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

Migration in the Serengeti. Captured 20 June 2017 by @DeDavieJr1 #HerdTracker

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03 Jul 2017 from HerdTracker

Migration in the @Lemala1. Captured today! #HerdTracker

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02 Jul 2017 from ITWeb

#HerdTracker uses Twitter to track wildebeest migration

Lodges closest to the herd right now

Guests viewing Elephants in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

2 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.

Cheetah Spotting at Sayari Camp, Serengeti

3 km

from herd

Sayari Camp

$ 753

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 countries 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.

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3 km

from herd

Kimondo Camp

$ 714

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.

Lamai Serengeti Balcony View in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

8 km

from herd

Lamai Serengeti

$ 725

per person per night

Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of Kogakuria Kopje with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, only 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. Right here, on our doorstep! For the rest of the year, it is wild Serengeti with all the resident game of the Masai Mara but without the people.

Each of the rooms is designed to fit into the complex geometry of the kopje and to make the most of this sensational location,  its views and its natural space and light. The rooms are a blend of canvas, plaster and natural poles.

Exterior Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

8 km

from herd

Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge

$ 734

per person per night

This new and distinctly unique Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge is nestled amongst pristine Kenyan Ravine forest on the Oloololo (Siria) Escarpment.

Overlooking the amazing Masai Mara National Reserve and Wildebeest Migration Route, with around 120km of unbroken views across the vast savannah of the Masai Mara – it is simply breath-taking.