Wildlife Report

The Singita Wildlife Report

First-hand ranger reports from the bushveld

Singita Grumeti

January 2011 - Grumeti, Tanzania

The first half of January saw wonderful rains over the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park and Singita Grumeti Reserves. Afternoon showers were almost a daily occurrence, clearing the air and creating spectacular morning light. The later part of the month saw a strong easterly wind disperse cloud buildup, and the start of a two week dry spell. It will be interesting when the long rains begin. Topi and Zebra congregated in the tens of thousands on the sweet, short grasses of Nyati plains. Mishi was out on a staff game drive one afternoon when she took this shot of a herd of very relaxed Buffalo off the Punda Milia plains. Very soon thereafter all on board her vehicle watched in awe as a young adult male Lion hauled a Warthog out of his lair, a scene that played out well into dusk.


  • Average Minimum:32°C (90°F)
  • Average Maximum:18°C (64°F)
  • Average Maximum:18°C (64°F)
  • Maximum Recorded:18°C (64°F)


  • For the period:107 mm (4 in)
  • For the year to date:123 mm (5 in)

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