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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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. 

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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. 

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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

Watching an Elephant on an African game drive safari at the Masai Mara, Kenya

1 km

from herd

Ngare Serian

$ 640

per person per night

This refuge of serenity may not suit those who seek a tame, barren surroundings Rather, it fits the more audacious voyager who seeks out safari's real character. Because of its intimate and select character, Ngare Serian is suited to being set aside in its entirety for family gatherings or close friends on a private basis. Each of the four, tented suites stands on a rich hard wood deck, sat above the burbling Mara river deep in the North Mara Reserve.

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.

Guests having a Bush Meal at Karen Blixen Camp

3 km

from herd

Karen Blixen Camp

$ 502

per person per night

Karen Blixen Camp is an eco-friendly luxury camp that gives a sense of the exiting explorer days when the savannah was seldom visited and elaborate and comfortable camps were set up providing a luxurious and stylish retreat after each day’s adventure.

Karen Blixen Camp comprises 22 large luxury canvas tents each placed with an undisturbed view along the Mara River. The stylish restaurant, the reception, the lounge and bar and the gift shop with internet are set on a raised wooden deck and furnished with accurate reproductions of Karen Blixen’s private furniture to fit in with the cozy atmosphere. The beautifully laid swimming pool offers relaxation and even a little exercise in-between game drives.

Karen Blixen Camp is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a gin and tonic overlooking the Mara River and the wildlife coming to drink, whilst exchanging stories about the adventures of the day.

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5 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.

Cheetah Spotting at Sayari Camp, Serengeti

7 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.