Migration Updates – Where are the Wildebeest Herds?
The great migration has been erratic in 2019, with late rains extending into June 2019. There was significant moisture in the air, especially in the North around the Mara River, causing some early movement northwards of the wildebeest herds. Patchy rainfall continued throughout June in the Mara region and Ngorongoro district also received out of season rainfall.
Crossing season for the wildebeest, is triggered by the dry season which can run anytime between June and October. The scattered moisture seemed to confuse the wildebeest herds, who decided to take it easy towards the end of June and early July – hanging out and grazing peaceful, with large numbers north of Lobo, with the exception of some of the eastern Herds, who arrived early at the Sand River and crossed into the Mara Reserve first.
From mid-July, the wildebeest action has leapt into full gear, with almost daily crossings at the Mara River and movement of the herds up and down the banks of the river, forwards and backwards! Don’t let this apparent confusion, distract you – the wildebeest have a natural instinct to sense rainfall and a survival ability relying on their strength in numbers.
Migration Updates – July 2019
GMC Migration Update – 13 June 2019
Migration Update – 14 June 2019
Update from andBeyond Travel herds crossing from Triangle to Reserve side. Big herds at Lobo and Klein’s Camp and big herds around the Grumeti side too at Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp Looks like you are covered #Migration #GreatMigration #RiverCrossings2019
Migration Update – 28 June 2019
BREAKING NEWS – Herds turn south from Lobo towards the south west with rain from Bologanja, Lobo and the western corridor #GreatMigration #RiverCrossings2019 #Wildebeest
Migration Update – 07 July 2019
Huge herds gather at Bologonja in the north-eastern Serengeti with lots of rain around Lobo and Kichwa Tembo road…. happy guiding and crossings looking good for end July and August. #Migration #Wildebeest #RiverCrossings2019
Migration Update – 08 July 2019
Nice sighting on the Sand River side at Sand River Masai Mara Camp WOW!! Herds heading north and west!!!
Migration Update – 11 July 2019
Migration Update – 13 July 2019
Migration Update – 15 July 2019
Huge herds at Kogatende, northern Serengeti, crossing at No 8 back from the north to the south, Update by superb Lemala Camps & Lodges guide Miraji Gwau, get to the Mara River NOW!! #GreatMigration #MaraRiverCrossings2019 #Wildebeest #SerengetiMigration
Migration Update – 15 July 2019
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Migration Update – 18 July 2019
From Adam Bannister Wildlife on the Masai Mara side – “Lots of small crossings yesterday at Lookout Hill. Huge gatherings under Lookout hill on the Mara Reserve side of the river a few kilometres north of Mara Purungat bridge” Thanks Adam! #GreatMigration#WildebeestMigration #MaraRiverCrossings
Migration Update – 20 July 2019
Predator follows prey – the drama at the Mara is real! Did you spot the Lioness? Thanks Emmanuel Qamara, guide at Asilia Africa for another action packed river crossing update – wildebeest herds headed north.#MaraRiverCrossings2019 #Migration #Wildebeest #greatmigration #WildebeestMigration
Migration Update: 26 July 2019.
The action started at 6h45am at crossing point No 4. @Miraji Gwau from Lemala Camps & Lodges picked up this huge crossing as the sun rose over the Mara River yesterday morning.#migrationupdates #greatmigration #Wildebeest #mararivercrossings2019
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