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Author: Akil Halai & Ryan Green
Updated: 29/07/2014
Ruaha blog: Lions of Ruaha In the latest Ruaha Blog article, Akil Halai, Field Operations Coordinator for Asilia Tanzania shares with us information on the lions of Ruaha. He introduces us to the many different prides of Ruaha and shares special images of many of the lions who form these prides.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 21/07/2014
Migration Monday Update - 21 July 2014 Hi all!

The great photo provided for this weeks Wildebeest Migration update is from Sayari Camp, guide Leonard Kivuyo shows us a big crossing that was seen yesterday morning between crossing point number 7 and 8.
Author: Amy Dickman, Director, Ruaha Carnivore Project.
Updated: 16/07/2014
Ruaha blog: Updates from the field: The Ruaha Carnivore Project Amy Dickman shares the latest news from Ruaha National Park with us below, outlining the challenges faced with operating in the remote vastness of the park, as well as highlighting the excellent work being done by the Lion Guardians and Livestock Guard Dogs. She also shares some fantastic big cat photos taken by guides and visitors to Ruaha. 
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 14/07/2014
Migration Monday Update - 14 July 2014 We have had yet another exiting past week of Wildebeest Migration action in Northern Serengeti, the herds are on the move and many breathtaking Wildebeest crossings were witnessed this week by our guests staying at Sayari Camp, Olakira Camp and Kimondo Camp.
Author: Habibu Kissio
Updated: 08/07/2014
Rubondo blog: The Butterflies of Rubondo Island National Park Rubondo Island National Park covers a total area of 456.8 sq km of which 236.8 sq km is dry land. There are also 11 smaller islets and 220 sq km of water. The park contains unique flora and fauna with a mosaic of different primary forests creating a dense cover of over 80% of the Island. This is interspersed by papyrus swamp, rocky grassland, open woodland, grassland and sandy lakeshore. The park structure of different vegetation, geographical location and very pleasant weather is a paradise to much wildlife, including an abundance of Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths), which are one of my favourite subjects.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 07/07/2014
Migration Monday Update - 07 July 2014 We think our 'Migration Monday' report this week is summed up very nicely by the images provided from our guides at Olakira Camp and Kimondo Camp.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 30/06/2014
Migration Monday Update - 30 June 2014 Our Migration Monday update comes to us this week from our two camps Sayari Camp and Olakira Camp both situated in the Northern Serengeti, Kogatende.
Author: Hamza
Updated: 23/06/2014
Migration Monday Update - 23 June 2014 Hi all! The migration is still at the center of the Serengeti near Dunia Camp, the herds can be seen all the way from Seronera to Makoma Hills heading towards the Western corridor. 
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 17/06/2014
Migration Monday Update - 17 June 2014 Our migration Monday update this week comes to us from Sayari Camp as well as Olakira Camp in the Northern Serengeti as well as Naboisho Camp in Kenya. Thanks to Olakira Camp for the nice photo showing some of the first herds of Wildebeest arriving in the North Serengeti as well as from Roelof Schutte showing large groups of Wildebeest already in the Mara, taken from Observation Hill.
Author: Ryan Green
Updated: 12/06/2014
Cameras for Conservation – Ruaha Carnivore Project’s Camera Trap Program. The Ruaha Carnivore Project has initiated a study using camera traps to gather crucial data on the movements of predators within Ruaha. These cameras provide an excellent, non-intrusive way of monitoring wildlife, and sometimes they can be used for entirely different reasons. 
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 09/06/2014
Migration Monday Update - 9 June 2014 Hello everyone!

This week your migration update is coming from Ubuntu Camp and guide Venant. Venant has said that this week’s migration has been full of surprises and excitement as the guides and staff are never quite sure what the wildebeest’s plans are! 
Author: Jonathan Sott
Updated: 02/06/2014
Big Cat Man and returning Rekero fan Jonathan Sott talks about his love of Kenya As a child growing up on a farm in Berkshire I was obsessed with wildlife and Africa. So in 1974 after taking a degree in Zoology at Queens University in Belfast in Northern Ireland I set off overland for Johannesburg in an old Bedford Truck. That 10,000 km trek through Africa changed my life. I got malaria and amoebic dysentery along the way but who cares – take your Malarone prophylactic and sleep under a mosquito net and you should be fine. After four months on the road I not only lost my heart to Africa but glimpsed the place that I most wanted to return to: the Mara-Serengeti in Kenya and Tanzania - an animal paradise without equal. After two years working with wildlife in Botswana I headed back to Kenya, more certain than ever that this was where I wanted to make my home. 
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 02/06/2014
Migration Monday Update - 2 June 2014 This week’s Monday Migration update comes all the way from Ubuntu Camp’s guide Venant.
He has said that the wildebeest are very well distributed all over the Western corridor, there have been many sightings of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti river Grumeti river and making their way towards the Grumeti reserve and the areas that surround Nyasirori.
There are big herds all around the surrounding Ubuntu Camp plains where there is still a lot to eat and keep the wildebeest and other animals full and happy!
Author: Ryan Green
Updated: 28/05/2014
Ruaha blog: Birds of Ruaha National Park Ruaha National Park boasts over 500 species of birds, making it a hotspot for birding enthusiasts. During the summer months, migrant species arrive in the region, often to breed, and the skies are full of flocks on the move. Steppe eagles arrive in their multitudes after an epic journey form the steppes of Asia, and inter-African migrants such as woodland kingfishers fill the air with their trilling calls.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 26/05/2014
Migration Monday Update - 26 May 2014 This week’s Great Migration update comes from our guides at Dunia Camp.

We have been told that the wildebeest migration has now reached the Western corridor but we still have a good number wildebeest at Serena plain. There are also plenty of zebra hanging around the camp - all the way from the Moru area to Seronera and then also down to the Western Serengeti.
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 21/05/2014
The Tanzania Carnivore Program Tanzania holds some of the most important large carnivore populations in Africa, harbouring, for example, an estimated 25% of the world’s remaining lions, 27% of its wild dogs and 9% of its cheetah. However, these populations, many of which occur outside protected areas, face growing threats including direct conflict with rural communities and illegal wildlife trade. As top predators, large carnivores play key roles in the maintenance of Tanzania’s unique ecosystems. 
Author: Asilia Africa
Updated: 19/05/2014
Migration Monday Update - 19 May 2014 This week’s Great Migration update comes from our guides at Dunia Camp and Ubuntu Camp.
Author: Amy Dickman, Director, Ruaha Carnivore Project
Updated: 13/05/2014
Ruaha blog: Livestock Guarding Dogs as a Method of Reducing Human/Wildlife Conflict The Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) is part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, WildCRU. They aim to develop effective conservation strategies for large carnivores in Tanzania’s remote Ruaha landscape. This is one of the most important areas for lions, where approximately 10% of the world’s remaining populations of these cats are found, as well as other globally important species such as African wild dog, cheetah, leopard and spotted hyena. A project implemented by the RCP is to work in partnership with local communities to create solutions to human/wildlife conflict, particularly in preventing livestock losses to predation.
Author: Hamza and Patena
Updated: 12/05/2014
Migration Monday Update - 12 May 2014 Migration Monday, that means it’s time for our weekly update on the whereabouts of the Great Migration! As our Head Guide Joe is enjoying some well-deserved time off, over the coming weeks your weekly fix will come from us, Hamza and Patena. We are both guides at Dunia Camp.  
Author: Lorenzo Rossi, Guide at Kwihala Camp
Updated: 05/05/2014
Ruaha blog: Seasonal Elephant Dynamics of Ruaha National Park, Tanzania After the first heavy storms hit Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania, the exciting phase of dry season activity dominated by the constant battle between huge herds of buffalos and lions within the triangle made by Great Ruaha River and its attributes the Mwagusi and Mdonya rivers comes to an end, welcoming another similarly exciting phase of lush green transformation.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 05/05/2014
Migration Monday Update - 5 May 2014 The team from Dunia Camp reports that the herds are now beginning to move more towards the Moru area. Some of them have now even made their way right into our camp as the migration is surrounding all of Dunia. Some of the herds are already starting their way towards the Maswa Game Reserve. 
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 29/04/2014
Migration Monday Update - 29 April 2014 Hello, and welcome to this week's Wildebeest Migration update!

Similar to last week's update the wildebeest herds are still situated in the Central Serengeti. They are in and around the Seronera Valley with the rest of the herds, slowly making their way up from the Southern Plains of the Serengeti National Park. Dunia Camp - in the Moru area - reported that some herds have moved through the Eastern side of the Moru area to join with the groups in Seronera.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 22/04/2014
Migration Monday Update - 22 April 2014 Hi all and welcome to this week's Wildebeest Migration update from the Serengeti National Park.
Our news and report this week comes from our guides at Dunia Camp, situated in the central Serengeti, known as Moru.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 07/04/2014
Migration Monday Update - 7 April 2014 Hi all and welcome to this weeks news on the migration. With most of our camps closing for the season and opening again in June, our news comes to us from Dunia Camp situated in Moru, Central Serengeti.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 31/03/2014
Migration Monday Update - 31 March 2014 Hi all, and welcome to this week's Wildebeest Migration update!
Nice images again coming from our Olakira Camp this week.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 24/03/2014
Migration Monday Update - 24 March 2014 Hi all and welcome to this week's migration update, our photos this week come from our resident guide Nathan, based in Olakira Camp in Ndutu, and shows some very nice lush bush with storm clouds building, Ndutu has had some good heavy rains again this past week.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 17/03/2014
Migration Monday Update - 17 March 2014 Hi, and welcome to this week's wildebeest migration update from the Serengeti National Park. A lot has happened in this last week, our Ubuntu Camp has packed up and three days ago they left their campsite in Kakesio (NCA) and they are on their way and settling in the Western Corridor region of the Serengeti and will open again on the 1st of May.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 10/03/2014
Migration Monday Update - 10 March 2014 It's Migration Monday! Welcome to this week's update on the Wildebeest Migration. Our photo this week comes from our Ubuntu Camp guides, and shows a lovely photo of a good group of giraffes out in the open plains. In the back round you can see the zebras and wildebeest herds; great pic guys thanks a lot!
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 03/03/2014
Migration Monday Update - 03 March 2014 Hi all and a warm welcome to this week's Migration Monday update from the Southern Serengeti and Ndutu/NCA.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 24/02/2014
Migration Monday Update - 24 Feb 2014 Welcome to your 'Migration Monday' fix... This week's impressive photo comes from our guide Victor Nyakiriga, thanks Victor! The Southern Serengeti, Ndutu and the greater NCA (Ngorongoro Conservation Area) are still enjoying some good rainfall; the area is looking very green with precious grass growth, which is vital for our new Wildebeest moms and all their newborn calves.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 17/02/2014
Migration Monday Update - 17 Feb 2014 Word from our Ubuntu Camp is that they have had heavy rain the last couple of days, not good for our vehicles but great for the Wildebeest and more nutritious grass. The area around Ubuntu is teaming with wildebeest, 70% are with their calves while others are still carrying them.
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 10/02/2014
Migration Monday Update - 10 Feb 2014 It's time for another Migration Monday update from the South of the Serengeti. The area is still enjoying good rains, and the Wildebeest are enjoying beautiful green grass plains!
Author: Roelof Schutte, Naboisho Camp
Updated: 10/02/2014
Habari from Rekero & Naboisho: February 2014 The first month of 2014 was a very wet one, and due to the consistent rainfall throughout the month the conservancy is just beautiful, lush and green. One late afternoon as much as two inches of life giving rain fell in one hour! Food in abundance, flowering acacia trees, trees carrying fruit, good grass growth – it all attracted wildlife from all over the Mara, and lots of it…
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 03/02/2014
Migration Monday Update - 03 Feb 2014 Hi everyone, and welcome to this week's Wildebeest Migration update. It seems the big herds of wildebeest have moved just a little bit further South from the main Ndutu area. Reports from Ubuntu Camp is that the valley and open plains found directly in front of their camp is full of thousands of wildebeest...
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 27/01/2014
Migration Monday Update - 27 Jan 2014 It's time for our weekly update on the Wildebeest Migration again! The greater Ndutu Area is still the place to be if you would like to see beautiful big open plains with lovely green grass and millions of Wildebeest scattered all over like small dark little ants, as this lovely photo by Asilia Africa guide Oredi Nondo shows. Thanks Oredi for this great image! Read more >
Author: Anton Crone
Updated: 26/01/2014
Born in the sun Anton Crone joins a training course for our newly appointed Asilia guides – a month long exercise in which he partakes for a week. Anton: "But within that short time my understanding and appreciation of the wild blossomed thanks to Lewis Muzuva Mangaba, who’s name means “born in the sun.” Read more >
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 20/01/2014
Migration Monday Update - 20 Jan 2014 Welcome to this week's Migration Monday update. Read more >
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 13/01/2014
Migration Monday Update - 13 Jan 2014 Welcome to this week's Wildebeest Migration update. The wildebeest are now truly spread out over much of the Ndutu and greater NCA (Ngorongoro Conservation Area). There has again been some very good rainfall this last week with lots of beautiful green grazing areas. Read more >
Author: Clea Earnshaw, Rekero Camp
Updated: 10/01/2014
Habari from Rekero & Naboisho: January 2014 Sometimes it is easy for us all to take what we have for granted. Here in the bush we forget just how lucky we are to live and work in such a special place. At night we get to listen to the lions roaring and see the beautiful stars in a clear African sky. Read more >
Author: Joe du Plessis, Head Guide at Asilia Africa
Updated: 06/01/2014
Migration Monday Update - 06 Jan 2014 Migration Monday! Hi everybody and a very happy 2014; it's time for our weekly Wildebeest Migration update on the  whereabouts of the Great Migration. Read more >
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Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
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Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Following in the footsteps of the Great Wildebeest Migration, this traditional safari camp receives incredible praise from guests for its authenticity and warm hospitality.
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Naboisho Camp, Kenya
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Sayari Camp, Tanzania
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Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
Ubuntu Camp, Tanzania
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Dunia Camp, Tanzania
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Olakira Camp, Tanzania
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Olakira Camp, Tanzania
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