Frank, the Manager of Mapito Tented Camp Serengeti reports from the wildlife surrounding him.
With some lovely soaking rains over the Serengeti Plains, the main bulk of the Wildebeest Migration is stretched over the short grass plains between Naabi Gate and the Olduvai River, north and south of the road – this area will include Lake Ndutu. There are not yet vast numbers of Zebra with the Gnu, but thousands of Thomson Gazelle are present.
The Red-foot Kestrel migration is also passing through the Serengeti right now, on their passage from Europe to Southern Africa in time for the rains down there. This bird is mainly insectivorous so exploits the abundance of insects which hatch with the coming of the rains.
Lovely big Cumulonimbus thunder clouds build up over the plains creating a wonderful “Sunshine and Thunder” atmosphere!
Mating lions, gorging birds – everything revelling in the coming of the rains. Fantastic time of year to be in the Serengeti!