March 2017 - Wildebeest migration updates

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Calving season in Naboisho

27 Mar 2017 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

Naboisho is looking beautiful with the calves running around the plains. Here are some pics.

Kind Regards,

Tim

Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
Calving season in Naboisho
Calving season in Naboisho - Image by Timothy Leperes Laur
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Big herds in Kusini

20 Mar 2017 from Wild Frontiers

Hi HerdTracker

Our guide Bahti has just returned from Ndutu, informing us that the herds are in and around Gol Kopjes in Serengeti but big herds are also in the Kusini area of the Serengeti.

Big herds in Kusini
Big herds in Kusini - Image by Wild Frontiers
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Large herds in Kusini

15 Mar 2017 from Ndutu Safari Lodge

Hi HerdTracker

Ndutu is drying out again, consequently the herds are spreading far and wide.

There are large pockets through the woodlands still, and out on the most southern plains. Alot of babies, and we continue to receive reports of birthing. Kusini area is very green and large numbers over there.

Guests returned from Angata Kiti / Lemuta regoin yesterday and reported very large numbers across the plains.

Cheers,
Ainslie

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Some of the herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp

Hi HerdTracker,

Suddenly we had wildebeest migration in camp yesterday afternoon.

Thanks,
Mark

The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp
The herds have returned to Namiri Plains Camp - Image by Mark - Namiri Plains Camp
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Wildebeest are moving further south of Namiri Plains Camp

13 Mar 2017 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

A few wildebeest were in the area for a week ago, but they seems to be moving around heading further south of our camp, very few remaining in the area and some of the zebras.

Regards,
Mark

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Mara grasslands are beaming with lush green grass after two weeks of rain

13 Mar 2017 from Asilia Africa

Hi HerdTracker

With over two weeks of rains, the Mara grassland is beaming with fresh lush green grass and flowers blossoming. Carnivores and herbivores are happy!

Kind Regards,
Onesmus

Wildlife in the Mara
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Wildlife in the Mara
Wildlife in the Mara - Image by
Wildlife in the Mara
Wildlife in the Mara - Image by
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Massive herds of wildebeest around Ndutu, Kusini and Naabi

06 Mar 2017 from Wild Frontiers

Hiya bwana

Just got back from our Ndutu Wilderness Camp. Millions of wildies around Ndutu, down to Kusini and across to Naabi and on the camp front lawn!

Whoever was lucky enough to be in a hot air balloon on 3 March was given a mindblowing flight, from Ndutu to Naabi, all over the herds.

March is great!

Cheers,

JOhn

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Hundreds of wildebeest around Namiri Plains - many calves spotted!

01 Mar 2017 from Asilia Africa

We have been seen hundreds of wildebeest near Namiri Plains as there have been some rains in the area.

Some have started giving birth and there are lots of babies around!

Thank you to Epimark for the images.

Hundreds of wildebeest near Namiri Plains
Hundreds of wildebeest near Namiri Plains - Image by Epimark
Rain in the Serengeti
Rain in the Serengeti - Image by Epimark
Hundreds of wildebeest near Namiri Plains
Hundreds of wildebeest near Namiri Plains - Image by Epimark

Lodges closest to the herd right now

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1 km

from herd

Woodlands Camp

Price on Request

Tucked within a grassy corridor that links the Lake Ndutu area with the Moru Kopjes and Hidden Valley is the seasonal Woodlands Camp. During the calving season, this area is teaming with wildebeest as hundreds of thousands of pregnant females converge to give birth. While most properties are compacted in a central location, Woodlands Camp is slightly removed from the main tourist venue, allowing for more privacy without sacrificing access to this awe-inspiring event.

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2 km

from herd

Chaka Camp

279

per person per night

Chaka Camp, is a mobile Serengeti safari 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 two 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.

Follow the link the see the best time to visit Serengeti or visit our HerdTracker app. 

The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania

2 km

from herd

Olakira Mobile Camp

$ 759

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.

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2 km

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Ndutu Wilderness Camp

Price on Request

December to March typically coincides with ‘calving season’ in the Serengeti and Ndutu Wilderness Camp is ideally located so visitors can view this spectacle. Nestled under shady trees, on the Ndutu plains, this camp allows guests to enjoy the wealth of wildlife that has made these sun-soaked plains so renowned.

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3 km

from herd

Camp Zebra

$ 495

per person per night

Like the animal it is named after, Camp Zebra follows the wildebeest migration to the northern part of the Serengeti National Park in June, July, August, September, October and November; and to the southern part of the park from December till March. Camp Zebra is closed from the middle of April till the end of May each year.

Camp Zebra consists of six 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.

Camp Zebra is Serengeti camping at its finest. The mobile nature of the camp makes it easy to follow the wildebeest herds as they complete their long journey, ensuring the best wildlife sightings during the incredible Great Migration in Tanzania. See our HerdTracker app for the latest migration updates.