With the bulk of the migration having moved south across the Mara River to begin their trek on to the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti, the Lamai Triangle is somewhat quieter. There were a few small crossings witnessed in the month, these consisted of small numbers of wildebeest. Their departure doesn’t mean the end of game viewing in the area though. Not by a long shot!
The resident game in Lamai is a phenomenon all by itself. The area is home to very good numbers of giraffe, eland, topi, zebra, elephant – well just about all the regular wildlife that one would come to expect in an African wilderness area. The mania of the migration season in the north is the only thing not apparent between now and July next year.
October is normally when the ‘short rains’ are expected. For the first few weeks the expanse of the northern Serengeti remained dry and the clouds continued to build. True to form, the rains started to make a casual appearance towards the end of the month. With this onset, the area will now transform itself over the next few months into a lush ‘Garden of Eden’, to prepare for its migration visit next year.