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Great Migration Spotted in Ndutu- March 2022

06 Mar 2022 from Johnieka Holtzhausen

"The Great Wildebeest Migration is really about the search of over 2 million ungulates for rain, and with it, greener pastures. This herd had finally arrived at the lush woodlands of Ndutu, their canter kicking up a dust cloud that formed a dramatic blue curtain at dusk. The reality for them is that the grass will always be greener somewhere else, and they will never stop this endless journey right till their very last breaths." This stunning picture was sent to us by Instagram user @hengyirui. 

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A Hot Air Balloon Great Migration Experience in 2022

30 Jan 2022 from Into Wild Africa

Our herdtracker contributors "Into Wild Africa" sent us this breathtaking footage. February is often the peak of the Great Migration calving when 500,000 young wildebeest are born in a matter of weeks! Imagine seeing this spectacular event from a hot air balloon over the lush grasslands of Tanzania, what a life-changing moment that would be. 

Migration crossing Fort Ikoma area heading to Kirawira area !

01 Nov 2021 from Africa Experience

This video was taken by our herdtracker contributor, the Africa Experience sometime last week. The herds were spotted migrating through the crossing Fort Ikoma area heading to Kirawira area.

Epic Wildebeest Migration crossings - October 2021

25 Oct 2021 from Africa Experience

This video was taken a few days ago in Kogatende, Northern Serengeti by a Tanzania-Experience guide. Another epic wildebeest crossing caught on camera!

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The Great Migration Crossing 2021- “A dream come true”

23 Oct 2021 from discoverafrica

"It was such a dream come true to see the crossing." We received this magnificent footage from one of our reliable contributors on the 23rd of October 2021. This video was taken at river crossing 5 in Kenya.

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Live River crossings seen at Lamai Wedge

07 Oct 2021 from discoverafrica

Our Instagram contributor @TwiztedMyrtle saw one crossing on Thursday the 7th of October and 2 Crossings the day before. Oct 6 first crossing was at #3 around 8:12am. 2nd crossing (which was the big one) was at #4 around 10:13am. All crossings happened at Mara River Lamai Wedge.

Wildebeest crossings in Northern Serengeti

23 Sep 2021 from Ranger Safaris

These amazing river crossings were seen at crossing number one and crossing zero in Northern Serengeti Kogatende.

Video credit: Mkenda.

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End of September 2021 river crossings

23 Sep 2021 from discoverafrica

This amazing video was taken on Thursday by Instagram user Rob the Ranger. The location of the video was at a U-Bend crossing on the Mara River near the Lookout.

Ranger Safaris has spotted a thrilling river crossing !

15 Sep 2021 from Ranger Safaris

Wow! What amazing footage. This was taken yesterday in the Mara River crossing from crossing number 2 by our contributor ranger safaris. “What a thrilling sight to see the herds moving and crossing the river!”
Photo credits: Ranger Safari guide Ndossy.

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Mid September River Crossings !

14 Sep 2021 from Africa Experience

These glorious river crossings were spotted on the 14th of September in the Serengeti by our contributor Africa Experience.

 

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Chaka Camp

$ 279

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Chaka Camp, is a mobile Serengeti safari camp designed to be lightweight enough to move seasonally, is located in the Ndutu area from December through March. The camp relocates to Western Serengeti from May through June, and again to Northern Serengeti from July through November.

From December through March, the wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu area. Ndutu is located in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, just south of Serengeti National Park. Chaka Camp’s location provides easy access to prime game viewing areas around Lakes Ndutu and Masek. In addition to the almost two million wildebeest and zebra that move through the area each year, Ndutu is home to cheetah, lion, giraffe and hundreds of bird species. During February’s calving season, the wildebeest give birth to 8,000 babies a day.

From May through June, Chaka Camp relocates to Western Serengeti. The wildebeest migration is generally in this area during this time, and crossings over the Grumeti River are sometimes seen in this area. Access to Central Serengeti is also possible from this area as the drive is only two hours.

From July through November, Chaka Camp is located in Northern Serengeti. The camp is close to the Mara River, allowing easy access to several river crossing points in the area. During this time of year, the wildebeest migration is crossing the Mara River back and forth from Tanzania to Kenya. River crossings are common with crocodiles, hippos and large cats scattered throughout the area.

Follow the link the see the best time to visit Serengeti or visit our HerdTracker app. 

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Woodlands Camp

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Tucked within a grassy corridor that links the Lake Ndutu area with the Moru Kopjes and Hidden Valley is the seasonal Woodlands Camp. During the calving season, this area is teaming with wildebeest as hundreds of thousands of pregnant females converge to give birth. While most properties are compacted in a central location, Woodlands Camp is slightly removed from the main tourist venue, allowing for more privacy without sacrificing access to this awe-inspiring event.

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Ndutu Safari Lodge

$ 256

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Ndutu Safari Lodge is situated in the south-eastern part of the Serengeti eco-system. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the thirty four cottages, which are built of local materials, has a private verandah facing Lake Ndutu.

The Lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquillity far from the madding crowd. Spend some time with us and unwind. Relax to the rhythm of an African day as a myriad bird calls herald the rising sun. Stay close to the lodge and enjoy the resident wildlife or go for a drive and explore the range of habitats that lie within easy reach. After sunset return to the homely warmth and hospitality of Ndutu Safari Lodge.

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Lemala Ndutu

$ 556

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Perched on the edge of a permanent marsh, Lemala Ndutu is the ultimate amphitheater for the wildebeest migration between December and March.

9 suite tents of a very high specification are relocated from the Northern Serengeti to this stunning Ndutu site to capture the boundless drama that accompanies the migration. The migrating herds of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra begin to arrive in December and begin calving in February.

The camp is situated inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, near the border of Southern Serengeti, in what is perhaps the finest location in the whole of Ndutu because of its shady umbrella acacia trees and grass cover which reduces dust considerably and also attracts grazers. The camp offers fantastic views of the marsh whose permanent fresh waters attract an abundance of game including predators. The camp enjoys regular visits from resident wildlife ranging from lions, leopards,cheetahs and hyenas to elephant and giraffe. Lion hunts close to the camp are not uncommon.

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Camp Zebra

$ 495

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Like the animal it is named after, Camp Zebra follows the wildebeest migration to the northern part of the Serengeti National Park in June, July, August, September, October and November; and to the southern part of the park from December till March. Camp Zebra is closed from the middle of April till the end of May each year.

Camp Zebra consists of six accommodation tents, each of which can be used for single, double (or twin) or triple occupancy. Each sleeping tent consists of a bedroom area, dressing area and ensuite shower and toilet. The dressing area, shower and toilet are all “open air” so as to heighten the experience of living as one with your surroundings. Despite being able to enjoy some breathtaking views as you prepare yourself for the day ahead, privacy is still assured due to the clever design of our tents. As an added convenience, each tent is provided with sufficient electricity for lighting as well as for charging mobile telephones, cameras, tablets, laptop computers or any other electronic devices you may carry with you.

Camp Zebra is Serengeti camping at its finest. The mobile nature of the camp makes it easy to follow the wildebeest herds as they complete their long journey, ensuring the best wildlife sightings during the incredible Great Migration in Tanzania. See our HerdTracker app for the latest migration updates.