Great Migration Live Update – 13 January 2020

By Britta Foulis | 13 January 2020

Stay ahead of the herds and find out where they are during the year with our weekly Migration Monday updates. We bring you real-time updates to ensure you always have an eye on where to stay if you’re interested in a Great Migration safari.

Update from Serengeti Nomad:

By January, most of the herds have congregated in theNdutu Plains for calving season.


Ndutu is in theNgorongoro Conservation areawhich means rich, nutrient soils for the young calves to give them the best start in life. Bymid-January, calving seasonis in full swing and more than 8,000 calves are born daily. Aside from the sheer volume of grazers in the area which is phenomenal to see in itself, the young calves also attract an immense number of predators. In fact, from January toFebruary, the Ndutu plains has the biggest concentration of predators anywhere on the planet, which only means one thing; seriously explosive predator action.


Safari guideFilbert Mbise captured the great herds roaming in the Ndutu area spread out across the marsh area moving into the open plains of the southern Ndutu.

Update from Excel Tours:

Theherds of wildebeestcongregate to munch on the newly-sprouted grasses of thesouthernSerengetiaroundLake NdutuandKusini. Following the rains inNovemberandDecember, the plains are covered in a thick carpet of juicy green grass – a nutritious feast for the discerning gnu.

By visiting later in the month, you will also have the best chance of catching the big herds, as by this time the majority will definitely be fully intocalving seasoncreating spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities.


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