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. 

- Image by André Velders
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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.

- Image by André Velders
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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.

- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- Image by Raphael Rotiken
- 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
- Image by Ian Kiwelu
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- 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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- 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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- Image by 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

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.

Governors Camp Game Walk in Masai Mara, Kenya

7 km

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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. 

Masai Mara Scenery in Kenya

8 km

from herd

Serian Nkorombo

$ 715

per person per night

The old adage “Location, Location, Location” surpasses all – Nkorombo has it in spades! The Masai Mara made famous by the BBC’s “Big Cat Diaries” and more recently Disney’s “African Cats” is the predators prime real estate. Secreted away amongst a stand of wild olive and orange croton Alex Walker’s Nkorombo camp flanks a lively salt lick. A refuge for Black Rhino, Lion and Leopard cast about stalking a lavish overabundance of plucky prey.

This snug little bush camp is chock-full of singular character. Five tents command a view over the rushing Mara River, at once bursting with laughing hippo and languorous crocodile. True to it’s unpretentious origins, camp life is low-key and tranquil.

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10 km

from herd

Little Governors' Camp

$ 305

per person per night

Sustainable tourism is at the heart of Little Governors' Camp. As one of the first camps to be located in the Masai Mara, Boasting only 17 luxury tents, the camp can only be reached by a scenic boat ride across the Mara River and finally, a walk through the stunning riverene landscape. Quiet and undisturbed, the camp welcomes resident elephants who visit during lunch time, as well as wildlife at the natural waterhole in front of the camp. Although one doesn't need to go far to enjoy the unfenced, wildlife-rich surrounds, the Masai Mara itself is one of the best places on the planet to see Africa's Big Five, plains game and of course, offers front row seats to the Wildebeest Migration*

In addition, Little Governors' Camp has been awarded a Gold Rating from the Eco-Tourism Kenya. This is luxury with heart at its best...

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

 

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10 km

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Governors' Il Moran

$ 390

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.

Newly refurbished in 2018, Il Moran Camp is hidden in the cool shade of the riverine forest that follows the bends of the Mara River. Each tent enjoys a private location from which to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. Hippos wallow in the river waters below, elephants wander through camp, and the night time is punctuated by hyena whoops and lion calls.

Each canvassed room is expansive and newly furnished to a superior standard. Beautiful old wood furniture and muted natural tones are a natural extension of the environment around. Each stylish bathroom boasts a Victorian style bath and his & her vanities. A large verandah is designed for relaxing in comfort in the peaceful surroundings.

Small and supremely personal in nature, Il Moran is a chic and intimate retreat in the best wildlife location in Kenya and arguably Africa. A brand new dining and lounge area set along the riverfront is beautifully furnished and our superior team of chefs create dishes that tantalize the eyes and taste buds.