Update from Alex Walker’s Serian
Safari guide Jacupa Martinez witnessed thousands of the Great Migration crossing point number 4 in the Serengeti Lamai Wedge from the Kogatende.
Lamai is a triangular-shaped watershed area just north of the Mara River. Lamai’s freshwater and verdant grasslands serve as a critical refuge for the wildebeest and zebra during the dry season. In fact, the majority of the migration usually resides here from July until November. It’s one of East Africa‘s best secrets that during the dry season, the secluded Lamai Triangle holds more of the migration then the more heavily touristy Masai Mara Game Reserve just to the north in Kenya.
1-2 million of wildebeest crossing the Mara River!
When compared to July, we would argue that September is a better time to almost guarantee seeing the migration in the north. This is because the wildebeest can be late, so July is a slightly trickier time to predict, whereas if you go in September though, you are pretty much guaranteed to see the herds as they absolutely will have arrived in the north by this time and always linger well into September. Contrary to popular belief, once the herds arrive in the north, they do not simply head straight for the Masai Mara than head south, but they linger crisscrossing back and forth through the Mara River – it is not a single mass movement, but more a chaotic gathering which can mean river crossings happen daily from July all the way through until late October.
Amani Munther saw the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River! The toughest journey they take risking their lives to the crocodiles.
BIG Crossing at point number 4!!
Safari guide Michael Thomas managed to capture a BIG Crossing at point number 4 during his morning game drive. The great migration was coming from the South heading towards the North of the Mara River.
Thank you to Herd Tracker for this week’s update!
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