June 2017 - Wildebeest migration updates

twitter update WE Migrati

30 Jun 2017 from WildEarth

WE Migration update: Have you herd? #safariLIVE #herdtracker

twitter update The Great

29 Jun 2017 from SanctuaryRet

The Great Migration has made its way to Sanctuary Olonana on the Masai Mara and the river crossings have started…

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29 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

A huge herd crossed a river close to Mara bridge on 28 July, inside the #Mara triangle. Video shared by Bhargava Sr…

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @Lemala1 for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @LemalaCamps for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @LemalaCamps for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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twitter update WE are fol

28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

WE are following the herds as they migrate through the Mara. @SafarisLive #HerdTracker

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28 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

River crossing LIVE in the North #Serengeti. #HerdTracker @discoverafrica Image by Miraji Gwau

twitter update ...@magica

27 Jun 2017 from mararivercamp

...@magicalkenya #ThisIsMyKenya #Travel #Wildlife #WhyILoveKenya #TravelTuesday #Wanderlust #HerdTracker

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27 Jun 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

Lookout crossings today #safarilive #herdtracker #salascamp #masaimara #maratriangle #wildebeest #thegreatmigration 

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twitter update Watch the

27 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Watch the #migration live on Facebook! With #safarilive #rivercrossing #herdtracker

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27 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Watch the #migration live on Facebook! With #safarilive #rivercrossing #herdtracker

twitter update High-tech

27 Jun 2017 from all4women

High-tech safaris: #HerdTracker app helps track wildebeest migration

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27 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Thanks to @AsiliaAfrica for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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27 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Thanks to @AsiliaAfrica for their contribution so far. Here is a depiction of the #HerdTracker migratory map…

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27 Jun 2017 from Kaabwe

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing data from anyone sharing sightings of the great #WildebeestMigration |… #Biz #News

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27 Jun 2017 from Bizcommunity

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing data from anyone sharing sightings of the great #WildebeestMigration | bizcom.to/1/3iex @HerdTracker

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27 Jun 2017 from Biz_Tourism

#HerdTracker: Crowd-sourcing data from anyone sharing sightings of the great #WildebeestMigration | bizcom.to/1/3iex @HerdTracker

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twitter update Captured:

23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Captured: 12 June 2017 in the Kirawaria Tented Camp. Thanks to Kiprotich Jona Cheres #HerdTracker @discoverafrica #Migration

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23 Jun 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

The next hoard have arrived! #safarilive #herdtracker #wildebeest @giraffe_manor #masaimara…

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23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Ready, Steady, Go..... Captured: 14 June 2017 in the West #Serengeti. Images by Mukul Mukherjee #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Mukul Mukh

23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Mukul Mukherjee sent us these images of the #wildebeest playing in the West #Serengeti. Captured: 14 June 2017. #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Kiprotich

23 Jun 2017 from HerdTracker

Kiprotich Jona Cheres sent us this video of the #migration in the Kirawira Tented Camp. Captured: 12 June 2017. #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Mukul Mukh

22 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Mukul Mukherjee sent us these images of a hungry cheetah looking at its prey, but too tired to attack. Captured: 18 June 2017 in the Masai Mara #Migration #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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22 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Mukul Mukherjee sent us these images of the #wildebeest #migration in the Masai Mara. Captured: 18 June 2016 #HerdTracker @discoverafrica

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twitter update Be feature

21 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

Be featured on the @HerdTracker website and actively contribute to the live feed is by tweeting the herds’ whereabo…

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14 Jun 2017 from Brent Leo-Smith

Stripes swimming in a sea of grass #safarilive #herdtracker #zebra #masaimara #thegreatmigration

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12 Jun 2017 from discoverafrica

RT @BrentLeoSmith: The first of the migration on the open plains close to the sand river #safarilive #herdtracker…

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The herds are around the Saskwa and Sabora plains

06 Jun 2017 from Singita - Grumeti

Hi HerdTracker

We have received word from our scouts on the ground that large herds have arrived at the Sasakwa and Sabora plains.

Regards,

Singita - Grumeti

Wildebeest herds around the Saskwa and Sabora plains - Image by Singita Grumeti
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Chaka Camp

$ 279

per person per night

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

Price on Request

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

per person per night

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

per person per night

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

per person per night

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.