Singita Grumeti

Grumeti | September 2012

September began and ended with a continuation of an increased presence of predators in and around Singita Faru Faru Lodge. Their continued presence was due to a high concentration of game, notably zebra, topi, and Thompson’s gazelles. This concentration of game was due to unseasonable amounts of rain in the area. The Butamtam pride also remained in the immediate Faru Faru area but continued to cross back and forth over the Grumeti River. They were not seen for the last 10 days of the month and they are most likely camped on the southern side of the river. The immediate areas around Singita Sabora Tented Camp experienced a noted lack of game – the opposite reason that Faru Faru was experiencing a boom – very little rain and dry conditions.  There was however game spread out on the burnt section of Gambaranyera plains about 10 kilometres west of Sabora that had received healthy amounts of rain and as a result was flushing with fresh green grass. Huge herds of topi, Thompsons gazelles, zebra and eland were concentrated in a narrow band along the Robana River.