Monday, September 27, 2010

Lots of rain in the Masai Mara

There has been quite a lot of rain over the past few weeks. Grazing in the Masai Mara is still good and the Mara and Talek Rivers are flowing strongly. This makes the crossing of the Mara River even more treacherous for the crossing wildebeest and zebra.

The main herds are in the northern Masai Mara (and into the private reserves that border the Mara), but there are also large numbers of herds starting the migration south east into the northern Serengeti and Loliondo Game Controlled Area. The migrating herds are likely to start moving south soon while the resident herds with move north towards Loita where they will remain for the rest of the year.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Migration spread across the Mara and Serengeti

The wildebeest and zebra are spread across the Masai Mara and northern Serengeti. The recent rains have encouraged the migration to return to the Mara Triangle to find grazing. There are still large herds in the private reserves and concessions around the north eastern border of the Mara. Huge herds have also moved south into the Serengeti and the Loliondo Game Controlled Area.
The movement of game is always good for safari guest watching the migration as it means the wildebeest cross the Mara and Talek Rivers more often. The wildebeest have been seen cross the rivers on a regular basis, with some herds crossing multiple times in one day.