Monday, June 5, 2017

The migration starts in Masai Mara

The migration of wildebeests and zebras have now entered the Mara. This has been confirmed today after a fact finding mission round the entry points along the Mara and Serengeti border. Though this is still in its’ initial stages, every indication shows that the stage is set for the world’s most fascinating wildlife spectacle. A few herds of mainly zebras and wildebeest have crossed the border near sand river gate. They could be seen this morning taking their traditional route towards Roan hill, and some have already crossed the main road to the Mara river from Sekenani gate. Their movement however is slower because of the amount of grass in their way. Since April this year we have continued having intermittent rains which has made the plains covered in long green grass. we are still experiencing sporadic rain showers. The will for sure slow the migration movement north. Looking onto the Serengeti from the sand river, one can see isolated herds of zebra and wildebeest heading north though reluctantly. We anticipate that as the concentration builds up more will bush up north into the Mara.

Speaking to the northern Serengeti national park patrol unit and some of the guides,  they said the migrating herds have taken two wings one wing heading north from Ikoma area to the west and the eastern wing is the one now moving into the Mara. I will keep you updated no the progress of the migration.

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