The Great Migration is on the move!

June 15, 2009  By: Africa Adventure Consultants

Our most recent wildlife updates from Tanzania, East Africa show the mega-herds of the Great Migration now grazing in the Belabela Plains and moving towards Musabi and Mbalageti in the Western Corridor. A few of the largest straggling herds are following behind in the Central Serengeti or Seronera area. The mega-herds number in the thousands and can be seen sprawling across the Serengeti plains as they graze on the green, young grass shoots. Overall, it is estimated that approximately 2 million herbivores (Thomson’s gazelle, zebra and wildebeest, with the predators hunting close behind!) take part in this annual migration through Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara.Over the next month or two prime game viewing will be in the Western Corridor and Mbalageti, Serengeti, Grumeti River Camp, our private camping safaris, Serengeti Under Canvas and other Western Corridor camps and lodges will likely be the best places to witness this great show. Moving into late July and August, Sayari Camp should be an ideal location to catch the impressive river crossings on the Mara River.

Heavy rains have been reported in the Grumeti region and the Grumeti River is flowing at near flood levels. The high waters will help to create dramatic river crossings in the next month or two. Stay tuned for continued Migration updates!