November has seen the Lamai Triangle and surrounds bloom into a sea of green with the start of the ‘short rains’. The fact that the more central areas of the Serengeti National Park has seen fairly little rain means that the migratory herds have set anchor in more lush regions.
Some of our guests were fortunate to get to witness a couple of sizeable river crossings (for this time of the year) during the course of the month. The largest of which was a herd of around 4 000 animals, and lasted for 20 minutes. Even though these wildebeest herds were on the move across one of arguably the most treacherous part of their entire journey, there was no crocodile activity, whatsoever. These monster reptiles are undoubtedly still in the process of digesting all the food eaten during the wildebeest migrations arrival in July!
However, guests got to enjoy many sightings of hippo and crocodiles. With the Mara being a perennial river this does not force these water-dependant animals to have to move vast distances to locate other water sources.