Photographer Koshal encountered the herds crossing the Sand River heading towards the Masai Mara.
Despite the dangers of such river adventures, most herds cross safely, leaving the Serengeti, to ensure that the Masai Mara fills up with even more wildlife than usual. Not just the migratory vegetarians, of course – at this time of year it’s rare to see a big cat without either a fresh kill or a full belly!
We expect the crossings to continue for many weeks, so it’s not too late to join us and witness nature’s greatest show for yourself. Or book yourself in for next year. After all, it’s a show that never really ends!
Safari guide Chedy was driving from Kogatende to Arusha when he captured a large herd of the wildebeest from Ikoma heading towards the Rubanda in the Western Serengeti all the way to Simba Kopjes in the Central Serengeti. With that said, the herds are on their way to the Northern Serengeti.
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“The Penninsula”, part of the river known - one of the main crossing points during the Great Migration. The first photo was taken on the (19 May 2019), and the second photo was taken during a wildebeest crossing last year (25 August 2018).
The worry...level of the water. We are coming to an end of what is historically a wet period for the Maasai Mara region. There has been no seasonal rain this year and for a magnitude of reasons, the river is extremely low.
For those who thought they're late to book a river crossing safari! Good news, the herds might be late this year and you still have time to book your river crossing safari.
And so it begins...The migratory wildebeest migration was captured moving into the Grumeti Reserve, Tanzania. A large herd have arrived from the Eastern boundary, flooding the grassland adjacent to the Rokari.
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The clouds have been building again, an isolated shower here and there. But sadly, big rain storms that are not normal at this time of the year in the Maasai Mara, Kenya.
Fortunately, we’ve been planning Great Migration safaris since 2014 so we have decades of experience in putting you in the best possible place at the best possible time for the best possible cost - contact us today to find out how to avoid the pitfalls of a Migration safari to Kenya and Tanzania.
A big heart, determination and a lot of courage from this little cub crossing the big marsh around the Ndutu.
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June and July are the most popular times to visit the Western Corridor and the Grumeti to see the Grumeti River crossings and the herds on the move, but September and October are also great months to see the remaining herds of zebra and wildebeest, along with other resident wildlife such as elephant, leopard and lion.
If you’re travelling during June and July, you’ll need to reserve lodging far in advance, as there aren’t many places to stay in the region!
Just a Wanderer spotted a small herd of the wildebeest in the Lake Ndutu heading towards the Central Setengeti.
By June there'll be little rain and the wildebeest rut will be well underway. Munching its way through the Western Corridor, the migration will begin to coalesce into a 'mega herd', bunched up along the southern bank of the Grumeti River.
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The Green Season is possibly the best time to visit the Mara for a Big Cat safari! Prey is plentiful, weather is cooler. However, during the green season, you will enjoy most of these sightings along as there are fewer visitors in the Mara at this time of the year.
More hope for the Marsh Pride Legacy: Pamoja (Yaya's daughter) have been mating with Koshoke (one of the six Marsh Boys), just a few days ago.
However, Dada, Kito and Kabibi along with their cubs, were captured resting close to the Governors' Camp. The cubs are thriving, becoming more and more confident - playing fights with each other and simply enjoying all the wonders of the Masai Mara.
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Sanel captured a large herd of the great wildebeest migration from the Western Serengeti heading towards the Eastern Serengeti. However, a small herd is still roaming the Central Serengeti.
There is a diverse collection of mobile camps, lodges and tented camps in the Serengeti and Mara. Your personal Africa Safari Expert will be able to guide you as to which is right for your preferences and budget.
- Image by Sanel
- Image by Sanel
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.