22 October 2012 ~ Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
The reverse migration still has the wildebeest moving back and forth, with the enormous mega-herd still scattered along the Oloololo escarpment. At &Beyond Kichwa Tembo, the views are absolutely spectacular with animals grazing as far as the eye can see. As guests relax by the swimming pool they can watch and photograph the migration in the distance. There was even a wildebeest traffic jam on the &Beyond Kichwa Tembo airstrip, which had to be cleared before the plane could take off — something the guests won’t soon forget!
Although the mega-herd is in the Mara, there are plenty of wildebeest and zebra gathered along the Mara River around Kogatende. This is where our two &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas camps are situated, keeping guests close to the action. Guests visiting &Beyond Klein’s Camp are also witnessing the natural phenomenon on exciting full-day safaris. Repeat guests Scott and Elaine were lucky enough to witness three river crossings during their stay! There is also a large concentration of zebra in the &Beyond Klein’s Camp wilderness concession, and of course a constant supply of nearby predators hoping to catch an easy meal. Last week chef Sakaina spotted two lionesses on a zebra kill just behind the lodge, providing lots of excitement for staff.
Posted: Great Migration by andBeyond HQ, Date: 22 October 2012