January finally saw a drop in rain which has allowed us to do some much needed repairs to roads and the Sasakwa Lake, which got washed away in December. By the end of the month most of the lush green grass had turned golden and many of the drainage lines have dried up. The Grumeti River still flows though. The wildebeest are still in the southern areas of the Serengeti National Park, around the Ndutu area and very few have been seen on our concession. Thousands of zebra and topi are covering the plains around Sabora and Nysarori, with large herds of buffalo in amongst them and on the Sasakwa plains. Herds of elephant are seen daily on the Grumeti River as they head down for a drink and sand shower. Male Masked Weavers have been furiously busy, weaving nests and awaiting approval from the females. The males will hang from the newly constructed nest and flutter their wings to attract a female to carry out an inspection. Once the nest has been completed and accepted the female will line the nest before laying.