Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report


First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Grumeti

October 2012 - Grumeti, Tanzania

Whenever anyone asks me what I think the best time of the year is to visit Singita Grumeti, my answer is always the same, “There is no doubt in my mind, it’s October”. October gives us allthat the migration period has to offer,plus we aren’t only seeing huge herds of wildebeest. They join in with herds of topi, Thompson’s gazelles, eland and, of course, zebra whichprovides ample opportunity for our resident big cats to indulge in regular meals. This diversity of game makes October a truly rounded time to be on safari at Singita Grumeti.The puzzle of this is that historically October has been one of the quieter months for guests visiting East Africa, and Singita Grumeti. But finally this year the puzzle fitted together for the full effect! We had an incredible month of game viewing and this time we had guests here to experience the many reasons why I think October is the best month of all.It’s difficult to get a close-up shot of eland. Their large size makes them slow runners and they are very wary about any potential predators getting near them, for fear they will not have the speed to get away. Usually, the closest they allow you to come is about 500 metres before they trot off in the opposite direction, ensuring they keep the safe amount of distance between themselves and you, the potential predator.


Temperatures

  • Average Minimum:33°C (91°F)
  • Average Maximum:16°C (61°F)
  • Minimum Recorded:22°C (72°F)
  • Maximum Recorded:0°C (32°F)

Rainfall

  • For the period:0 mm (0 in)
  • For the year to date:122 mm (5 in)

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