Sunday, January 6, 2013

Update 2013: Migration in Southern Serengeti

The wildebeest are milling around the southern Serengeti. They will be based here for the next couple of months while they foal and enjoy the lush grasslands of Ndutu Plains. They are stretched from the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater in the east past Ndutu to the west.
Millions of wildebeest and zebra can be seen grazing (and not much more) as far as the eye can see. There has been a lot of rain and the ground is wet and soggy. Safari guests should expect to have rain, but in return get some exceptional (and quiet) game viewing. There are few visitors to the Serengeti at this time due to the weather, but for those that do go it can feel like safaris of a bygone era where you share the Serengeti with only the local Maasai.
A number of the wetter tracks have been closed off by the park rangers.
We recommend the permanent camps, like Ndutu Lodge or the central Serengeti hotels, like Serengeti Serena Lodge as these are set up to deal with the rain.