April 2018 - Wildebeest migration updates

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A large herd of the wildebeest is migrating within the Gol Kopjes area, close to the Naabi Hills

30 Apr 2018 from Asilia Africa

A large herd of the wildebeest is migrating within the Gol Kopjes, close to the Naabi Hills. 

Credit: Ranger, Elia Edward

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The wildebeest herds are scattered between the Barafu and the Gol Kopjes area

30 Apr 2018 from Asilia Africa

Heavy rains continues in the Serengeti while the wildebeest herds are scattered between the Gol Kopjes and the Barafu area.

Credit: Namiri Plains Camp Ranger, Noel Akyoo

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The herds are migrating in the Gol Kopjes

26 Apr 2018 from Malaki Samwell Saningo

Malaki just returned from his morning game drive and reported that the herds are migrating in the Gol Kopjes area between the Naabi Hills. 

- Image by Malaki Samwell Saningo
- Image by Malaki Samwell Saningo
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The triangle of the Hidden Valley is surrounded by thousands of wildebeest

25 Apr 2018 from Maasai Wanderings

The triangle of the Hidden Valley is surrounded by thousands of wildebeest. 

In the meantime, a small group of zebra is migrating between the Naabi Hill Gate to Simba Kopjes. The herds will soon be on the move!

Credit: Ranger, Mbaraka Mkwepo

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The Loita migration is enjoying the lush green grass in the Naboisho Conservancy

25 Apr 2018 from Asilia Africa

Due to the heavy rains in Kenya, the rivers are flooded and the Loita migration is enjoying the lush green grass in the Naboisho Conservancy. 

Credit: Ranger, Nicholas Semeyioi

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A big group of the migration is in the Central Serengeti

25 Apr 2018 from Real Masai Safari Tours

A big group of the migration is in the Central Serengeti, Seronera. The herds will be migrating to the Seronera area in May. 

Once the long rains (as they are known locally) are steady, the herds will head north all the way towards the Mara, with some herds moving quickly to the Serengeti's western corridor. 

Credit: Ranger, Ken Leyian

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Wildebeest and zebra are spread around the Shamba la Maharage

25 Apr 2018 from Maasai Wanderings

A large number of the wildebeest and zebra are spread around the Shamba la Maharage, heading towards the Hidden Valley and the Kusini area. 

Credit: Ranger, Charles Mwanisawa

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Good number of herds roaming in the Barafu Kopjes

18 Apr 2018 from Dennis Minja

Dennis Minja just returned from his morning game drive and reported that it's been a peaceful morning in the Serengeti. 

He spotted a good number of herds roaming in the Barafu Kopjes, where they seem to be enjoying the fresh new grass.

- Image by Dennis Minja
- Image by Dennis Minja
- Image by Dennis Minja
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Due to the heavy rain in the Maasai Mara, the Loita migration is still roaming in the Naboisho

18 Apr 2018 from Asilia Africa

Due to the heavy rain in the Maasai Mara, the Loita migration is still roaming in the Naboisho Conservancy.

Credit: Ranger, Senchura Kaleku

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With loads of rain in the Ndutu area, the wildebeest are in green grass heaven

17 Apr 2018 from Ndutu Safari Lodge

With loads of rain in the Ndutu area, the wildebeest are in green grass heaven! The plains and the woodlands around Ndutu are full.

The last few days, the Ndutu Safari Lodge has been surrounded by peaceful grazing of the wildebeest and zebra. In the meantime, the Lake Ndutu is full and deep too, which makes the daily lake crossing quite dramatic. 

Credit: Lodge Manager, Ainslie

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Hundreds of zebra are heading towards the Seronera area

The wildebeest herds are scattered all the way from the Ndutu, Gol, Naabi Hills and Mawe ya Simba, up to the Namiri Plains.

In the meantime, hundreds of zebra are heading towards the Seronera area. 

Credit: General Manager Serengeti Pioneer Camp, Simon Kisangi

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Heavy rains continue to fall in the Serengeti

16 Apr 2018 from Lemala Camps

Heavy rains continue to fall in the Serengeti plains.

Thousands of wildebeest and zebra were seen on the Namiri Plains enjoying the lush, green grass. 

Credit: Ranger, Baraka Willium

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- Image by Baraka Willium
- Image by Baraka Willium
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The herds were spotted enjoying the green pastures in the Ndutu area

15 Apr 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The herds were spotted enjoying the green pastures in the Ndutu area.

- Image by Serengeti Nomad
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The migration was spotted moving slowly into the Gol Kopjes

13 Apr 2018 from Wild Frontiers

The migration were spotted moving slowly into the Gol Kopjes area. The herds are scattered throughout Naabi Hill Gate to the Gol Kopjes area, due to the heavy rains in the Serengeti. 

Credit: Ranger, Bahati Martin Laizer

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- Image by Bahati Martin Laizer
- Image by Bahati Martin Laizer
- Image by Bahati Martin Laizer
- Image by Bahati Martin Laizer
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Witnessed a big herd in the Naabi heading towards the Gol Kopjes area

12 Apr 2018 from Maasai Wanderings

As safari guide Mohammed Hassan was driving from the central Serengeti, he witnessed a big herd in the Naabi heading towards the Gol Kopjes area.

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The Arusha area has been raining heavily over the past five days

12 Apr 2018 from Sidai Africa Safaris

The Serengeti throughout the Arusha area has been experiencing heavy rainfall over the past five days. With the ongoing rain forecast, the migrating is scattered in the Central Serengeti.

A large number of the wildebeest is scattered in the Gol Kopjes and a small number at the Naabi Hill Gate.  

Credit: Sidai Africa Safaris owner, Emanuel Melubo Mamasita 

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Traveler Rohaan, captured the Loita migration at Sanctuary farm in the Naivasha area

11 Apr 2018 from Rohaan

Due to the ongoing heavy rains in Kenya, the Loita migration is scattered into different conservancies. 

Traveler Rohaan, captured the Loita migration at Sanctuary Farm in the Naivasha area. 

- Image by Rohaan
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The herds are scattered all across the north-west of the Ndutu plains

10 Apr 2018 from Ranger Safaris

Safari guide, Firozdin Rafiq just returned from his safari in the southern Serengeti and reported that over the last four days it has been raining a lot in the Ndutu area.

The wildebeest migration is now back in the plains of the Ndutu area. The herds are scattered all across the north-west of the Ndutu plains and the southern part of the Naabi Hill Gate. 

- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
- Image by Firozdin Rafiq
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With over two weeks of rain, the Naabi Hill Gate is brimming with lush greenery

09 Apr 2018 from Sidai Africa Safaris

With over two weeks of rain, the Naabi Hill Gate is brimming with lush greenery!

Credit: Sidai Africa Safaris owner, Emanuel Melubo Mamasita 

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The herds are scattered all the way between the Serengeti south to the Ndutu area

General Manager, Simon Kisingi drove through the herds during his morning game drive today. The herds are scattered all the way between the Serengeti south coming to the Ndutu area.

However, there is a very definite move towards the Naabi Hills. 

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This encounter was captured in the Ndutu area, during afternoon game drives

07 Apr 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

This encounter was captured in the Ndutu area, during afternoon game drives. The herds were roaming the Albida Plains in the southern part of Ndutu. 

During the green season, predators are commonly spotted in the Northern Serengeti. 

- Image by Serengeti Nomad
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Incredibly magical wildebeest migration in the Olduvai Gorge

06 Apr 2018 from Lemala Camps

Ranger Baraka Willium captured the incredibly magical wildebeest migration during his morning game drive in the Olduvai Gorge. 

- Image by Baraka Willium
- Image by Baraka Willium
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The migratory herds are heading towards the Copjes and Moru via the Kusini Plains

06 Apr 2018 from Nomad Tanzania

Safari guide, Musa Charles witnessed the migratory herds heading towards the Kopjes and Moru via the Kusini Plains and Olbaye. 

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The herds are migrating in large numbers within the Ndutu area towards the marsh

06 Apr 2018 from Ndutu Safari Lodge

The herds are migrating in large numbers within the Ndutu area towards the marsh and the Hidden Valley. 

Credit: Emmanuel

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The wildebeest migration is roaming around the Ndutu area towards the marsh

06 Apr 2018 from Denis Kessy

The wildebeest migration is roaming around the Ndutu area towards the marsh. 

The herds are on the move to the Gol and Lemuta Hill as well as the open plains of the An'gata to Olbalbal depression for the green pastures and water. However, the herds started to move right after the long rain season in the Serengeti. 

Credit: Guide freelancer, Denis Kessy

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Loita migration this morning enjoying the green grass of the Naboisho Conservancy

05 Apr 2018 from Hemingways Ol Seki Mara Camp

Safari guide, Raphael Rotiken captured the incredibly beautiful Loita migration this morning enjoying the green grass of the Naboisho Conservancy.

- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
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the Loita migration were spotted migrating in the beautiful lush green of the Naboisho Conservancy

04 Apr 2018 from Hemingways Ol Seki Mara Camp

A large number of the Loita migration were spotted migrating in the beautiful lush green of the Naboisho Conservancy.

Credit: Safari guide, Raphael Rotiken

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- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
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The incredibly beautiful Loita migration was captured in the borders of the Mara North Conservancy

02 Apr 2018 from Kilimanjaro Safaris

The incredibly beautiful Loita migration was captured in the borders of the Mara North Conservancy and the Aitongi Village. 

Credit: Kilimanjaro Safaris co-founder, Michael Wachira

- Image by Michael Wachira
- Image by Michael Wachira

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

 

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