July 20, 2009
The wildebeest migration continues to be dispersed in 3 main groups. The two smaller groups are located in the Northern Serengeti (specifically with one group just north of Bologonja Springs and the other in the Lamai Triangle). The third and largest group is still stagnated in the Western Serengeti (mainly north of the Grumeti River from the Ruwana Plains into the Grumeti Game Reserve). Our colleagues in the Masai Mara are reporting only a few widely scattered herds of wildebeest. Our guides reported in today that the Western Serengeti is beginning to dry out while the Northern Serengeti has received a few thundershowers and is relatively green. Accordingly, we anticipate this large and final herd that has stalled in the Western Corridor of the park to begin moving north again towards the Mara River and the Lamai Triangle. Meanwhile our guests out on african safaris so far in July have been enjoying river crossings of both the Grumeti River in the West Serengeti and the Mara River in the North Serengeti, which is a very unusual phenomenon.