June 18, 2009
As promised in our last posting on June 15th, we would provide further details on the migration as our June safaris return back to Arusha and our driver guides report back. Special thanks to Don Vermillion who just finished his 4th Tanzania Safari with Africa Dream Safaris and his guide Peter Meena for reporting in. They covered some remote areas of the Serengeti on this latest adventure and without further delay, here is the scoop!
The migration remains splintered into at least 4 or more main groups as the wildebeest and zebra continue to make their way north towards the North Serengeti and the Mara watershed area including the Lamai Triangle. Two large groups of wildebeest were spotted in the Western Corridor with the larger group of wildebeest near the western park gate (west of Kirawira Camp) and the 2nd group (consisting of both wildebeest and zebra) being located north of the Grumeti River very close to the border between the Serengeti and Grumeti Game Reserve. A 3rd group of mainly wildebeest was spotted just south of Makoma Hill in the Central Serengeti and a 4th group of mainly zebra was seen dispersing through the Simba Kopjes area.