Friday, March 20, 2009
There has been a lot of rain over the last week. This has caused the Ndutu plains to spring to life with new freeze grass. The wildebeest have returned in thousands back to their favourite grazing in the Serengeti, the Ndutu Plains. The rains have been welcome as 2009 started relatively dry.
There are wildebeest (with their new foals) and zebra as far as the eye can see around Ndutu. It is a spectacular time to the in the Serengeti, but moving around is a challenge as a lot of the roads are muddy. The best place to be based over the next couple of months is the permanent lodges in the central and southern Serengeti. They have better access roads to their camps and are generally more prepared for the rain. The mobile tented camps can be an adventure!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The lack of substantial rain on the Ndutu plains has pushed the wildebeest and zebra out across a wide area in search of grazing. They are finding grass on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater, Mawza Reserve, around Olduvia and also west of Ndutu. These areas have seen more rain than the Ndutu plains. Foaling continues. The herds are trying to build up their strength before they start their migratory trek west and north west when the rains finally stop completely in about a month. The 2009 season has been much drier than last year and it will be interesting to see how this affects the herds movements in the coming months.
The best safari camps for the migration, at the moment, are:
Mobile Tented Camps: Budget
Mobile Tented Camp: Luxury
Ndutu Safari Lodge
Monday, March 2, 2009
There are still some excellent special offers available to see the migration in 2009. The highlight of the 2009 calendar is the Mara River crossing that usual happens between August and October each year.
For more information on special offers or for further enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.sunsafaris.com
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