June 2017 - Wildebeest migration updates

twitter update WE Migrati

30 Jun 2017 from WildEarth

WE Migration update: Have you herd? #safariLIVE #herdtracker

twitter update The Great

29 Jun 2017 from SanctuaryRet

The Great Migration has made its way to Sanctuary Olonana on the Masai Mara and the river crossings have started…

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29 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

A huge herd crossed a river close to Mara bridge on 28 July, inside the #Mara triangle. Video shared by Bhargava Sr…

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @Lemala1 for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @LemalaCamps for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @LemalaCamps for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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twitter update WE are fol

28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

WE are following the herds as they migrate through the Mara. @SafarisLive #HerdTracker

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twitter update River cros

28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

River crossing LIVE in the North #Serengeti. #HerdTracker @discoverafrica Image by Miraji Gwau

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27 Jun 2017 from mararivercamp

...@magicalkenya #ThisIsMyKenya #Travel #Wildlife #WhyILoveKenya #TravelTuesday #Wanderlust #HerdTracker

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27 Jun 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

Lookout crossings today #safarilive #herdtracker #salascamp #masaimara #maratriangle #wildebeest #thegreatmigration 

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twitter update Watch the

27 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Watch the #migration live on Facebook! With #safarilive #rivercrossing #herdtracker

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27 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Watch the #migration live on Facebook! With #safarilive #rivercrossing #herdtracker

twitter update High-tech

27 Jun 2017 from all4women

High-tech safaris: #HerdTracker app helps track wildebeest migration

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27 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Thanks to @AsiliaAfrica for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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27 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @AsiliaAfrica for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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27 Jun 2017 from Kaabwe

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing data from anyone sharing sightings of the great #WildebeestMigration |… #Biz #News

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27 Jun 2017 from Bizcommunity

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing data from anyone sharing sightings of the great #WildebeestMigration | bizcom.to/1/3iex @HerdTracker

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27 Jun 2017 from Biz_Tourism

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing data from anyone sharing sightings of the great #WildebeestMigration | bizcom.to/1/3iex @HerdTracker

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twitter update Captured:

23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Captured: 12 June 2017 in the Kirawaria Tented Camp. Thanks to Kiprotich Jona Cheres #HerdTracker @discoverafrica #Migration

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23 Jun 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

The next hoard have arrived! #safarilive #herdtracker #wildebeest @giraffe_manor #masaimara…

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23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Ready, Steady, Go..... Captured: 14 June 2017 in the West #Serengeti. Images by Mukul Mukherjee #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Mukul Mukh

23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Mukul Mukherjee sent us these images of the #wildebeest playing in the West #Serengeti. Captured: 14 June 2017. #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Kiprotich

23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Kiprotich Jona Cheres sent us this video of the #migration in the Kirawira Tented Camp. Captured: 12 June 2017. #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Mukul Mukh

22 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Mukul Mukherjee sent us these images of a hungry cheetah looking at its prey, but too tired to attack. Captured: 18 June 2017 in the Masai Mara #Migration #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Mukul Mukh

22 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Mukul Mukherjee sent us these images of the #wildebeest #migration in the Masai Mara. Captured: 18 June 2016 #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Be feature

21 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Be featured on the @HerdTracker website and actively contribute to the live feed is by tweeting the herds’ whereabo…

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14 Jun 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

Stripes swimming in a sea of grass #safarilive #herdtracker #zebra #masaimara #thegreatmigration

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12 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

RT @BrentLeoSmith: The first of the migration on the open plains close to the sand river #safarilive #herdtracker…

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The herds are around the Saskwa and Sabora plains

06 Jun 2017 from Singita - Grumeti

Hi HerdTracker

We have received word from our scouts on the ground that large herds have arrived at the Sasakwa and Sabora plains.

Regards,

Singita - Grumeti

Wildebeest herds around the Saskwa and Sabora plains - Image by Singita Grumeti
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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

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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.