November 2018 - Wildebeest migration updates

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It had been raining for the past two days and the area beyond Sundowner Hill is very wet

29 Nov 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

It had been raining for the past two days and the area beyond Sundowner Hill is very wet. 

A large herd was seen moving from the Nyasirori plains heading towards the Sundowner Hills. However. some herds were heading to the Grumeti Reserve. 

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Masai Mara is the northmost point of the great wildebeest migration

28 Nov 2018 from Elvis

Masai Mara is the northmost point of the great wildebeest migration. Over two million wildebeest migrate through Tanzania and Kenya in search of grazing opportunities.

During Elvis visit, the Mara River was dry - making it easy for the movement of the wildebeest. 

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A large herd of the wildebeest was seen grazing at Nyasirori plains in the Western Serengeti

27 Nov 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

A large herd of the wildebeest was seen grazing at Nyasirori plains in the Western Serengeti.

The herds will soon move towards the Grumeti Reserve, Grumeti Airstrip and the Sundowner Hill. 

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A small group of the wildebeest is still roaming the Northern Serengeti

26 Nov 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

A small group of the wildebeest is still roaming the Northern Serengeti. However, a large herd has been seen in the Western Serengeti at the Kirawira area. 

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Grimus captured the herds in the Masai Mara, close to the Sarova Mara Camp

22 Nov 2018 from Grimus

Grimus was offered a front seat to the Great Wildebeest Migration during her stay at the Sarova Mara Game Camp in the Masai Mara. 

The migratory heads were heading back into the Serengeti National Park. 

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The zebras lead the way as more than 1.5 million wildebeest migrate to the Southern Serengeti

21 Nov 2018 from Shreya

The zebras lead the way as more than 1.5 million wildebeest migrate to the Southern Serengeti. 

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The Migration is on the move in the Western Serengeti

19 Nov 2018 from Serengeti Nomad

The Migration is on the move in the Western Serengeti!

A large group of herds has been seen at Kirawira Western Serengeti on the move towards the Southern Serengeti. Prediction are: they will soon be seen in the Central Serengeti! This is the route they use every year to make it to the Southern Serengeti plains. 

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Crossings continue at point No 0 from the north towards the Southern Serengeti

18 Nov 2018 from Asilia Africa

Great wildebeest migration crossings continue at point No 0 from the north towards the Southern Serengeti.

Credit: Safari guide, Elia Edward

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It’s November and we’re still seeing amazing crossings under the watchful guidance of Frank Gabriel

13 Nov 2018 from Lemala Camps

CLOSE CALL!! It's November and we're still seeing amazing crossings at Makutano Junction between 7 and 8 crossing point under the watchful guidance of Frank Gabriel.  

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Wildebeest crossing point number 7 back into the Southern Serengeti

12 Nov 2018 from Asilia Africa

November might bring rain, but it's still a good time to see the wildebeest in the Serengeti. Most of the herds have moved back into the Serengeti and can be found in the Lobo, Mbuze Mawe and Seronera Valley areas.

Safari guide Elia Edward spotted the herds crossing point number 7 back into the Southern Serengeti. 

Cooler weather with showers are to be expected. 

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There is still some last-minute action on the Mara River in the Serengeti

09 Nov 2018 from Alex Walker's Serian

There is still some last-minute action on the Mara River in the Serengeti. The last wildebeest herds from the Maasai Mara are making their way south towards the Southern Serengeti Plains.

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Migration scattered across the plains of the Western Serengeti around the Grumeti area

08 Nov 2018 from Ranger Safaris

Safari guide Firozdin Rafiq saw a herd of the wildebeest migration scattered across the plains of the Western Serengeti around the Grumeti area. 

Due to the recent rains, the Sundown hills look nice and green as well as the Nyasirori plains are filled with wildebeest.

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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.

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.