Saturday, December 7, 2013

Migration have turned back!

Due to the lack of rain in the Serengeti, the migration has turned back and is heading north into the Masai Mara. This is a very rare event. The herds should be in the Southern Serengeti by this time. They are due to foal soon so the impact of them being in the Masai Mara could have a big impact on the migration and the herds this season.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there
My name is Ben Tan. I will be traveling to Serengeti Plains from 2nd of January to 10th of January, I will be staying in Ndutu Safari Lodge and Dunia Camp. This news was a shock to me that the wildebeest have turned back and my worry and concern is that the wildebeest won't be in the southern Serengeti and won't be around Naabi Hills, Gol Kopjes and lake Ndutu. When I arrived in Naabi Hills, Gol Kopjes and Lake Ndutu, will the main herd of wildebeest will be in the three areas.

Regards

Ben

Ben Tan said...

Hi there
My name is Ben Tan. I will be traveling to Serengeti Plains from 2nd of January to 10th of January, I will be staying in Ndutu Safari Lodge and Dunia Camp. This news was a shock to me that the wildebeest have turned back and my worry and concern is that the wildebeest won't be in the southern Serengeti and won't be around Naabi Hills, Gol Kopjes and lake Ndutu. When I arrived in Naabi Hills, Gol Kopjes and Lake Ndutu, will the main herd of wildebeest will be in the three areas.

Regards

Ben W

purdonj1 said...

Lance,
What is the latest on the migration? I'm scheduled to arrive in Tanzania on January 10 for a 2 week migration tour in the Serengeti. Should I cancel my trip? Any info would be welcome. Thank you!
Jennifer

purdonj1 said...

What is the latest on the Migration? I'm booked on a Serengeti safari starting January 10 for 2 weeks and I'm getting nervous! Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Jennifer

Oliver Miller Family Adventures said...

Thanks for the info. Any guesses where the herds will be in the next 1-2 weeks?

Lance Harcourt said...

As this is a fairly unique event, it is hard to predict the next few weeks. The likelihood is that the migration will head south and will be there at some point over the next month.