August 2021 - Wildebeest migration updates

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End of August Herdtracker Update

30 Aug 2021 from Ranger Safaris

These photos were taken on the 30th of August 2021 and Reported by Ranger Safaris Guide Mkenda 
“We enjoy seeing wildebeest crossing the Mara River twice after waiting for an hour, it was great and mesmerizing to watch and then seeing the giraffes and elephants around the Mara River was awesome."

- Image by Ranger Safaris Guide: Mkenda
- Image by Ranger Safaris Guide: Mkenda
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#HerdtrackerUpdate: River crossings on the 26 August 2021

25 Aug 2021 from Africa Experience

On the 26th of August 2021, our reliable contributor Africa Experience sent us this lovely footage. These Wildebeest were seen close to the lookout point on the way to Ashnil Mara.

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#HerdtrackerUpdate: 23 August 2021

23 Aug 2021 from discoverafrica

This stunning video was taken by @africanadventurespecialists on Monday the 23 of August at the mara river crossing.

#HerdtrackerUpdate: Emboo Camps has sent us an update !

21 Aug 2021

This short video was sent in on the 21st of August 2021 by our new contributing partner Emboo Camps! The herds are in full motion at the Emboo River crossing point. Video credits: William Partois Ole Santian

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#HerdtrackerUpdate :Fantastic River crossing on the 20th of August 2021!

20 Aug 2021 from Africa Experience

Started out with commotion confusion and so much dust. Until one of the greatest wildebeest migrations happened! Wow. This happened on Friday below look hill at U point crossing at around 16:40pm. What an amazing crossing! Thanks to our contributor The Africa Experience for the gorgeous update.

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August Wildebeest Migration Update from Africa Experience

18 Aug 2021 from Africa Experience

This lovely footage was taken on the 18th of August at the lookout crossing from the Kenyan side! What a beautiful crossing.

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Action in the North of Serengeti !

11 Aug 2021 from Ranger Safaris

“At point number four, the groups are crossing,” Elia reports. We were in an excellent place and had a fantastic view of them. It was incredible to see some of the wildebeest leap from a riverbank that was almost six meters high!! What a moment we were able to capture! Video courtesy of Guide Elia.

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Another exciting crossing through the Mara River!

03 Aug 2021 from discoverafrica

We received this stunning image from an Instagram contributor. According to him, this crossing was spectacular and occurred in northern Serengeti, at crossing #4, close to the airstrip and ranger post. 

- Image by Rowell Nava

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

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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. 

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.