The migration of wildebeests in the Mara has progressed much more faster than we thought. Most of the migrating herds are now on the Talek river. There were heavy crossings in many place on the river today. There is not much water in the river, so these crossing were just a walk across, lacking the usual drama witnessed on the main Mara river. Over the next couple of days we expect the crossing to continue on the Talek until the herds currently on Burrungat plains crosses north.
Generally the wildebeests this year are taking an anti clockwise pattern. They ar enow crossing the Talek North, then crossing the Mara river west from where they are expected to head south inot northern Serengeti. However, as witnessed sometimes back, when they follow this pattern, they will come back into the Mara again towards the end of September.
The migrating wildebeests rushes down the Talek to cross
Wildebeests drinking on the Talek river before crossing
A map of the Mara showing location of the migration