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9 years ago, May 16th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #72969  
D Posts: 13
I could like to know when the wilderbeest migration kicks so as to prepare for my safari. Any body who is willing to accompany me or rather need a companion to travel with me you are welcome. I have a large group that could also wish to have a travelling companion thank you.
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9 years ago, May 20th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #73444  
Hey Jeffrey

Migration happens anywhere between august and september. It's really hard to judge. I planned to be there last year and missed it by 2 weeks. Last year it was early. Not sure about how you can avoid missing oy except to stay close by for 2 months ha ha ha

Either way both the Serengetti and Masai Mara are incredible and you will see loads and loads wherever they have migrated to.

Hope this helps
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9 years ago, May 24th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #73815  
Having lived in Kenya for 10 ys, I would recommend Masai Mara cos it's much smaller than the Serengeti.
the migration is a great experience you should not miss.
Have fun,
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9 years ago, May 26th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #74005  
Hi Jeffrey,

I am volunteering for a little over a month starting in late June. Then in the end of July, I am planning to travel for about 3 weeks around Kenya and No. Tanzania.

I am traveling alone and would love to meet up with a group of people traveling. I would really like to check out the Serengetti, or as Rachelle recommended, Masai Mara.

Let me know if you have anymore concrete ideas about when you're traveling. Reply to this

9 years ago, May 29th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #74332  
Hello Jeffrey 😊

Are you a travel agent? I am presuming you are just travelling and looking for some travel buddies. If you are travel agent, you would not be allowed to advertise on the forums.



Mel

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9 years ago, February 12th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #103415  
D Posts: 9
hi Jeffrey,
i think the information below will assist you in planning your trip; which am sure will be a memorable one.mara is such a beutiful park.

December, January, Feburary, March: The Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. During the months December through March the seemingly unending plains of the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass. We feel this is the best time to visit the Serengeti.

In the calving season (late January through mid March when over 80% of the wildebeest give birth over a period of a few weeks) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains (Southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.

During this period the migration is best observed from a luxury mobile camp in the Ndutu / Naabi area or from Ndutu Safari Lodge.

April, May: During the months April and May the depleted plains are unable to sustain the endless herds. The migration, sweeping west and north, moves from the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the long grass plains and woodland of the Serengeti’s western Corridor, almost to Lake Victoria.

This period is during the long rains and is considered off season for wildlife viewing in east Africa as roads are often impassable. Ndutu Safari Lodge, Kusini Camp and the Serengeti Serena Lodge are fine for wildlife viewing during this time. So are campsites in the Ndutu/Naabi area.

June: By the end of May the wildebeest have exhausted the Western Corridor’s best pastures and the herds must move further north. Entering the Lamai Wedge and the Mara Triangle breeding occurs May through June.

This is a transitional period between the rains and the dry season. Faru Faru River Lodge, Sasakwa Hill Lodge, Sabora Plains Tented Camp, Grumeti River Camp, Migration Camp, and Kirawira Camp are good options for viewing the migration at this time. Seronera and Moru area campsites are best.

July, August, September, October: By July the countless herds have amassed along the swollen Mara River - a final barrier from the short sweet grasses of the Masai Mara. Sometimes the crossing place they have chosen is shallow allowing the majority of animals to pass safely. In other areas the waters boil with drowning wildebeest and slashing crocodiles. Please note that the vast majority of travelers do not witness the wildebeest crossing of the Mara as the timing and duration varies widely each year - in years of little rain very few wildebeest cross the Mara River into Kenya.

Between July and October the wildebeest reside in the Mara. We recommend Governor's Il Moran Tented Camp as the leading safari camp in the Masai Mara. Other tented camps include Governor's Main Camp, Little Governor’s Camp, and Bataluer Camp. Tanzanian lodges recommended during this time include Faru Faru River Lodge, Sasakwa Hill Lodge, Sabora Plains Tented Camp, Grumeti River Camp, Migration Camp and Kirawira Camp. Kirawira and Moru area campsites are best.

November: The arrival of the short rains call the migration southward. During the short rains of November the wildebeest migration is best viewed from Klein’s Camp. Campsites in the Lobo area are best.

As November ends the migration is making its way back to the southern Serengeti and early in the year they once again give birth. The circle of life is complete.

*Note - the migration is a natural event and the timing varies month by month; year by year.


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9 years ago, February 16th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #103874  
Hi all I am looking for someone who can assist me to have a job. I have been working with tour farm for 10 years now. Please assist me.
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8 years ago, April 25th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #109559  
N Posts: 1
Hi,

I have 9 days off in May 2010, I would like to vlounteer in Kenya helping kids at school, and in the same time get to enjoy my stay there by learning more about the culture and going around,

Anyone could help?

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8 years ago, April 26th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #109611  
Lina I would like to help you when you come to Kenya, Pliz let me know when you are aariving so that I can pick you at the Airport

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8 years ago, February 16th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #129208  
N Posts: 1
If you live in Scandinavia there are great safari operators who can secure you a plesent travel in Kenya.

I have traveled to Kenya and used following trawel operator : <snip>
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