June 2018 - Wildebeest migration updates

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Herds spotted in the western corridor of the Serengeti

29 Jun 2018 from Sheena Bhandari

Sheena Bhandari spotted migratory herds towards the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

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A large group of the wildebeest migration was captured one kilometre before the Nyasiroli

28 Jun 2018 from Maasai Wanderings

A large group of the wildebeest migration was captured one kilometre before the Nyasiroli, Grumeti bridge to the border of the Grumeti Reserve. 

Credit: Safari guide Karim Saadun 

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The wildebeest migration was spotted grazing along the Grumeti River

27 Jun 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The wildebeest migration was spotted grazing along the Grumeti River in the Western Serengeti. However, a large number of herds have started crossing the Grumeti River along the Nyasirori Bridge heading into the Nyasirori Plains. 

Every year, the herds visit this area in search of green grass and water along the Grumeti River. This is where the herds prepare for mating on their way to the northern Serengeti. 

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There are huge numbers of wildebeest coming into the Grumeti concession

27 Jun 2018 from Singita - Grumeti

There are huge numbers of up to 100,000 wildebeest coming into the Grumeti concession. 

Credit: Head guide, Mark Nicholson

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Camp Manager André Velders spotted a big herd just one kilometres in front of the lodge

27 Jun 2018 from Mbalageti Serengeti

Camp Manager André Velders spotted a big herd just one kilometres in front of the lodge around 1pm this afternoon. 

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Safari guide Raymond witnessed the spectacular wildebeest migration at Nyasirori

26 Jun 2018 from Wild Frontiers

Safari guide Raymond witnessed the spectacular wildebeest migration at Nyasirori in the Western Serengeti. 

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The great migration has arrived in the Singita Grumeti

26 Jun 2018 from Singita - Grumeti

It is safe to say that the great migration has arrived in the Singita Grumeti, with thousands pouring in each day.

A huge number of wildebeest was captured in the Grumeti Game Reserve, near the Sabora Lodge. 

Credit: Head guide, Mark Nicholson

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The herds are moving through the western Serengeti in search of water and green grass

25 Jun 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The herds were captured moving through the western Serengeti in search of water and green grass in the Grumeti Plains.

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The first arrival of the wildebeest have been sighted in the western Serengeti

24 Jun 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The first arrival of the wildebeest herds have been sighted at the Kirawira in the western Serengeti on their annual move to the north. However, some herds have taken the Togoro Plains towards the Lobo area route. 

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David spotted a large herds of the wildebeest concentrating in the Kirawira area

24 Jun 2018 from David G.Sulle

David spotted a large herds of the wildebeest concentrating in the Kirawira area during his morning game drive. 

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The migration started and it is just the beginning in the Mbalageti area

20 Jun 2018 from Mbalageti Serengeti

The herds have arrived in the Mbalageti area!

Camp Manager André Velders witnessed the wildebeest migration in their thousands around the Mbalageti Safari Camp, western corridor.

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The herds were captured in the Mbalageti area of the Western Serengeti

The front end of the migration should reach the Mbalageti River by June. The tail end could still be at Lake Magadi or on the southern side of the Nyamuma and Simiti Hills. However, June marks the end of the rainy season. 

Safari guide, Noel Akyoo captured the herds in the Mbalageti area, Western Serengeti during his afternoon game drive. 

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Loita migration in the Loita plains at Naboisho Conservancy

20 Jun 2018 from Hemingways Ol Seki Mara Camp

Safari guide Raphael Rotiken spotted the Loita migration in the Loita plains at Naboisho Conservancy.

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- Image by Raphael Rotiken
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Camp Manager Diana Shambi witnessed the herds right in front of the camp this morning

Camp Manager Diana Shambi witnessed the herds right in front of the camp this morning. 

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The migration is scattered throughout the central Serengeti

The migration is scattered throughout the central Serengeti. There are some herds moving towards the Western area and a few are scattered towards the direction of the Namiri Plains.

Credit: General Manager, Simon Kisingi


 

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Wildebeest crossing the Seronera River, around the Nyuma ya Nyumba area

15 Jun 2018 from Nomad Tanzania

Safari guide, Ian Kiwelu spotted a big herd of the wildebeest crossing the Seronera River, around the Nyuma ya Nyumba area. 

- Image by Ian Kiwelu
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migrants arriving in the Soroi area this morning

14 Jun 2018 from UBON Safari

Beena Gossain witnessed the very first group of the migrants arriving in the Soroi area this morning as they were leaving the Serengeti Soroi. 

- Image by Beena Gossain
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Serengeti Balloon Safaris pilot Abeid Soka spotted the mega-herds of wildebeest in the Seronera area

14 Jun 2018 from Serengeti Balloon Safaris

Serengeti Balloon Safaris pilot Abeid Soka spotted the mega-herds of wildebeest in the Seronera area. 

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Seronera area and surrounds packed with wildebeest, all to yourself if you go now!

13 Jun 2018 from Lemala Camps

The migration is spread out across the Seronera area in the Central Serengeti.

The Lemala Ewanjan Tented Camp is surrounded by hundreds of wildebeest together with a dozen zebra just a few metres in front of the camp. 

Credit: Camp Manager, Ebenezer

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The herds are divided into two parts

11 Jun 2018 from Wild Frontiers

The herds are divided into two parts! A large number is heading towards the Western Corridor of the Serengeti and a small number is still roaming in the Central area. 

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The wildebeest migration was captured accompanied by a large number of zebra in the central Seronera

11 Jun 2018 from UBON Safari

The wildebeest migration was captured accompanied by a large number of zebra in the central Seronera.

Credit: Marketing Manager, Beena Gossain

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Beena Gossain spotted a group of migratory herds in the Naabi Hill and the Gol Kopjes areas

10 Jun 2018 from UBON Safari

Marketing Manager Beena Gossain spotted a group of migratory herds in the Naabi Hill and the Gol Kopjes areas. 

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Live migration update from safari guide Ian Kiwelu

10 Jun 2018 from Nomad Tanzania

Live migration update from safari guide Ian Kiwelu!

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Safari guide Ian Kiwelu witnessed the great migration in the Moru Kopjes area

10 Jun 2018 from Nomad Tanzania

Safari guide Ian Kiwelu witnessed the great migration in the Moru Kopjes area, South Central of the Serengeti. 

He reported, the herds are heading in the Western Corridor.

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A view of thousands of wildebeest bordering the Namiri Plains Camp

A view of thousands of wildebeest bordering the Namiri Plains Camp. Meanwhile, lots of wildebeest are moving further towards the Namiri Plains. 

Credit: Ranger, Leverd Enock

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The migratory herds are still in the move towards the central Serengeti

04 Jun 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The migratory herds are still in the move towards the central Serengeti.

A large herd of the wildebeest was captured down the Olbaye Plains on the southern part of Moru Kopjes. 

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Lodges closest to the herd right now

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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

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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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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.