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Updated March 2024

Wildlife Report

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The wildebeest migration has mostly completed the calving period and is moving from southern Serengeti National Park northward to central Serengeti.  Now is a great time for visitors so see younger gnus gain the footing and follow the herds in their never-ending quest for fresh grass.




Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park has seen a lot of rain over the last few months and is very fresh and green. Aside from the migration, there is great game viewing in much of the park with resident wildlife and more.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lake Magadi, at the centre of the Ngorongoro Crater, has a good level and there are reports of flamingos in the area just now. With more than 30,000 mammals including all of the big five, and tens of thousands of birds, game viewing is always exception in the crater.

Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is at a perfect level for game viewing. Large troops of baboons have been spoted, providing a facinating

The Forest dwellers like blue monkeys and the endemic silvery cheeked hornbill are also very active because this time of plenty of food. There are regular sightings of tree climbing lions and the occasional leopard is reported in the park

Lake Manyara also attracts plenty of animals from the nearby Tarangire National Park through the Kwa Kuchinja Migration corridor.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park had above average rainfall. As a result of this, there is a presence of long grass in the whole National Park. One starts to see these big herds of herbivores from the time you enter the Main Gate and the same is experienced along the Tarangire River, and in the Matete, Kuro, Silalei Wetland regions.

The Predators in this park are not residential and they follow the big herds. As a result, there are numerous lion, leopard and cheetah sightings throughout the park. The rare tree climbing lion is also sporadically seen here.

Nyerere National Park and other Southern Parks
In anticipation of rains coming to Southern Tanzania, please remember that most airlines discountinue flights into these areas from Mid-March until the beginning of June.




Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve is already seeing a number of resident wildlife enjoying the fresh grass that resulted from the recent rains. In a couble of months, the herds of the wildebeest migration will start crossing into Masai Mara National Reserve and the surrounding conservancies.

Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve as well as Buffalo Springs and Shaba have seen an amazing transition from the arid feel it had last year to a new regeneration of life and with it, some great game viewing opportunities as shown by this video of Cheetah playing in the reserve.

Amboseli National Park
Not long ago, Amboseli National Park was in desperate need of rain. Now the marshes are full and this hippopotamus is happy to walk around to the delight of recent visitors.

Lake Nakuru National Park
Nearby Lake Elementaita is teeming with flamingo. Lake Nakuru National Park is a great place for viewing rhinoceros as this video shows.