Monday, July 6, 2009

Migration News: Migration from Grumeti to Masai Mara

The lead herds of wildebeest and zebra have reached the Masai Mara, but the laggards are only now leaving the dutwa plains and Mbalageti River in the south western part of the Serengeti. There are still a large population of wildebeest in the western corridor around Musabi areas all the way to Grumeti Reserve.

Photograph courtesy of Mbalageti Serengeti Camp, an excellent camp to see the migration from March to June. They saw these herds leaving the Mbalageti River this week.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Migration reaches the Masai Mara

The first wildebeest and zebra have been spotted crossing from the Serengeti into the Masai Mara! The migration season has started in the Masai Mara! The herds having been crossing at Sand River. Only a relatively small number are now in Kenya, but the herds are massing in across a wide area in the northern Serengeti. There ha been plenty of rain over the past few months keeping the herds in the Serengeti. The grass is long and slowing the progress of the herds north.

The Loita herds that do not migrate into the Serengeti) have also moved south and have been seen around Musiara gate and the concession areas north of the Masai Mara.

The highlight of the migration season, the crossing of the Mara River, has not yet started. Everyone is waiting for this annual spectacle to begin - probably in the next week or two as the wildebeest and zebra push north.