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Thousands of wildebeest moving towards the Marsh woodlands

11 Mar 2016 by Nomad Tanzania

Hi HerdTracker, 

We had a quiet morning drive towards Big Marsh, but suddenly I heard the stampede and I thought it was wind.  From Miti Mitatu, when I looked through my binoculars, I couldn’t quite believe my eyes - a large herd of wildebeest and zebras coming from the direction of Olbaye toward the open woodland that goes to the Marsh.  

We spent the whole morning with them. They are moving to the marsh woodland very fast in their hundreds of thousands. This follows the heavy rain from yesterday arround Ndutu especially the area surrounding the lakes.

Nathan Losaru,
Nomad Guide
 

Wildebeest moving towards the Marsh woodlands
Wildebeest moving towards the Marsh woodlands - Image by Nomad Tanzania
Wildebeest on the marsh woodland
Wildebeest on the marsh woodland - Image by Nomad Tanzania