April Wildebeest Migration Update

During the month of April the wildebeest migration can be seen….

With the whole world in lockdown and with all the difficulties we’re currently suffering, it’s amazing and so wonderful to see how our natural world is starting to flourish once again.

Animals are returning to cities, the ozone is repairing itself and the rivers are cleaning themselves up. How long it will last is anyone’s guess at this point.

The one great thing about the wildebeest migration is that it’s not really influenced by our human actions. The only difference right now is, they are roaming in a much quieter than normal space, but still facing the same hardships on a daily basis.

These guys are waiting to welcome you to their paradise – hopefully soon.

My blog posts have been a little behind schedule as I have spent so much time rescheduling bookings for my guests, ensuring they can still have a possible opportunity to travel in the next year. Therefore, I haven’t had much time to write long blogs. What I will do going forward is, add weekly updates to my Instagram and Facebook pages so that I can keep you all up to date more frequently.

In order to get a better idea of where the migration throughout the year is, you can have a look at my previous blog posts to better visualise their current location.

Your best possible opportunity to view the migration during April is by staying at &Beyond Serengeti under Canvas in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

The 1st week of April

Large herds of wildebeest are still being seen grazing on the plains of Ndutu although more and more of the herds are moving towards the central Serengeti. Smaller herds have also been seen near Naabi gate and the south western parts of the Serengeti near Moru kopjes.

With not a lot of movement currently and our camps not being operational at the moment, we are predicting, while looking at the past years and from some recent reports received, that the herds will start moving in various directions now.

The big herds are heading towards central Serengeti, where our camp is currently located, with splinter herds starting to move through Seronera towards the Lobo area, close to Klein’s Camp.

Grumeti will also see some action in the coming month as smaller herds will be moving towards the western Side.

As the splinter herds move towards Lobo you can expect a change in the terrain.

The 2nd week of April

Big herds of wildebeest are being seen at Gol Kopjes and Naabi Gate (between Ndutu and Seronera), with some front runners spotted in the area known as Research Kopjes (which is in the southern area of Namiri and the northern side of Gol Kopjes). We are expecting some of these herds to approach the central Serengeti, Seronera, in the coming week/s.

The 3rd week of April

Big herds were seen around Naabi Hill Gate. The mega herds are still heading towards central Serengeti where our camp is currently located. Also , as mentioned earlier Grumeti will also see some action in the coming weeks as smaller herds will be moving towards the western side.

With our lodges not being operational at the moment and no game drives taking place, we are getting updates from Tanapa rangers.

Different lion prides now get to feast on the wildebeest passing by their territories

The 4th week of April

It is raining heavily throughout the Serengeti. Big herds of wildebeest are being seen in the southern plains spread from Naabi hills all the way to Ndutu area, with front runners still moving towards Seronera

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