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

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.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Pool Area in Serengeti, Tanzania

10 km

from herd

Four Seasons Safari Lodge

$ 800

per person per night

The world’s best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park measures close to 14,763 square kilometres (5,700 square miles). And Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania, is nestled in the heart of it all.

In addition to the magnificent surrounding wildlife, Four Seasons delivers memorable ways to experience the Serengeti, with unique activities that include hot-air balloon rides across the plains, picnics in the bush, and safari photography classes. Our Discovery Centre is a great place to learn about African culture and history. You can get to know the local Maasai people and become involved in socially responsible programs, such as those that help local schools and support wildlife conservation

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10 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.

Governors Camp Game Walk in Masai Mara, Kenya

11 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. 

Serengeti Wilderness Camp Tent Exterior in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

11 km

from herd

Serengeti Wilderness Camp

$ 340

per person per night

Serengeti Wilderness Camp is a ‘seasonal’ camp located in the heart of the Serengeti National Park. The style of camp is simple but with every comfort being taken care of. Seasonal camps have the benefit of being able to move to some of the best game viewing areas of the park and every three to six months we move to a new location. We work under Park’s guidelines and the camp is truly eco-friendly.

Comprising just ten spacious tents, we provide comfortable beds and quality linen, with en suite eco-friendly toilet and bush-shower off an intimate dressing room area. Lighting is by 12-volt (solar powered) with bedside lamps provided. The tents each have a shady verandah, where guests may relax and read quietly or perhaps watch birds and animals.