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Jan 10th, 2006, 11:52 AM
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Latest Migration Report...

http://www.atta.co.uk/nomad/2006/01/...uary-2006.html

Although I hope for rain soon, it is still, nonetheless, exciting to be following the Migration. Six weeks until liftoff!

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Jan 10th, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Thanks rocco, you read my mind--I was just researching for a website that had an update.
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Jan 10th, 2006, 12:00 PM
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bat,

Remind me...how much longer until you leave?
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Jan 10th, 2006, 01:21 PM
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feb 1, so 3 weeks tomorrow!
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Jan 10th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Maybe the strong wind of late is an indication that the rains are coming!

Quite a few on this board are going to Tanz in Feb/March and it will be great if all of you can see a greener landscape filled with wildebeest and zebra!

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Jan 10th, 2006, 03:30 PM
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Well roccco and Bat, there is another site called www.wildwatch.com where u get regular updates on the migration. Also ndutu lodge updates it's site regularly for the migration.

Eben Nice to have u back on the board, and thanks for all the info, very useful,Sonali.
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Jan 10th, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Sonali,

I checked Wildwatch but their latest update is four weeks old (December 13th). Hopefully they will provide an update later by this week, as it seems they update this information about once per month.

I will keep my fingers crossed for rain for those of you leaving soon. This makes me glad that I am not going to be there until the beginning of March.
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Jan 10th, 2006, 04:40 PM
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Sonali,

Thanks for that Ndutu suggestion. While they only update their site every two months or so, I do love their archived reports and have printed out the ones that cover March 2004 and March 2005 just to get a feel of what to expect for my own safari.
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Jan 10th, 2006, 04:58 PM
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Count me among those who will soon be in Tanzania. We're leaving on 15 January for two weeks including Selous and Ruaha in addition to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It's my first trip to Tanzania, and I've been waiting to do this for about six years. Then it's off to South Africa for another five weeks.

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Jan 10th, 2006, 05:38 PM
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Have a great trip. Looking forward to hearing about it.
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Jan 11th, 2006, 01:17 PM
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so where is THE place to be to see this migration if i will be in north TZ area in mid march? which parks, and parts of TZ and KY?
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Jan 11th, 2006, 01:22 PM
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safarilover,
what have you been told about this area (Selous and Ruaha) in terms of weather, since your heading there so soon? i have read not to visit the area "With the Selous and Ruaha still being closed at end-May (still the wet season)"

TRUE??? i am looking to be there end of march

thanks!
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Jan 11th, 2006, 02:56 PM
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kitskid,
See Eben's Migration Geometry:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=34717659

Most people/many people have neither the time nor the money to stake out three locations in the Serengeti in March, so...arm yourself with information, book your accommos based on that info. and take your chances. The Seronera area has quite a bit of resident wildlife (read: do not migrate) although consequently the most tourists.

So my answer: go to the Serengeti in mid-March, and visit the other parks in the Northern Circuit as well. Why not, you're there anyway, right?
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Jan 20th, 2006, 11:09 AM
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Here is the newest update:

http://www.atta.co.uk/nomad/index.html

Things are looking promising, just in time for a few upcoming Fodorite's Serengeti visits.
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Jan 21st, 2006, 10:38 AM
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Thanks for the update on the migration. We depart for Kenya/Tanzania this Wednesday. Our itinerary should put us in the Serengeti around the early part of February. We are just as excited to go no matter what the conditions are - but for the sake of the wildlife its nice to hear that the rains have started.

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Jan 21st, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Cocco,

What does your itinerary look like?

You must be SO excited to be leaving in just four more days!

If you have time to write a trip report upon your return, it would be very much appreciated. I have about 32 more days to go and will be dying by the time you return. Your trip report will serve as my I.V. drip to help me survive those last couple weeks!
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Jan 21st, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Hi Rocco: Happy to share our itinerary with you. And yes, we have every intention of writing a trip report. This board was instrumental in helping us with our plans and we look forward to reporting on our trip. This is our first trip to Africa and we are getting quite excited.

Kenya / Tanzania
January 27 Feb 12, 2006

Day 1) Arrive Kenya Overnight Norfolk Hotel
Day 2) Day in Nairobi Overnight Norfolk Hotel
Day 3) Fly from Wilson Airport to Samburu, overnight Samburu Intrepids
Day 4) Full day Samburu, overnight Samburu Intrepids
Day 5) Fly Samburu to Wilson, drive to Amboseli National Park, overnight Tortilis Tented Camp
Day 6) Full day Amboseli, Tortilis Tented Camp
Day 7) Drive from Amboseli to Namanga for transfer into Tanzania. Drive to Mt. Village Lodge in Arusha, overnight.
Day 8) Depart Arusha for Tarangire Park, Swala Camp overnight
Day 9) Depart for the Crater, overnight Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 10) Morning Crater floor, overnight Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 11) Depart Ngorongoro for Ndutu, afternoon game drive, overnight Ndutu Safari Lodge
Day 12) Full day Ndutu, overnight Ndutu Safari Lodge
Day 13) Full day Ndutu, overnight Ndutu Safari Lodge
Day 14) Fly Serengeti to Dar Es Salaam to Ras Kutani
Day 15) Overnight Ras Kutani
Day 16) Overnight Ras Kutani
Day 17) Drive from Ras Kutani to Dar, dayroom use Holiday Inn, transfer to airport for
outbound flight to Nairobi.
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Jan 27th, 2006, 06:27 AM
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cocco--you leave today!

rocco and others:
there is a new update on the Nomad site
http://www.atta.co.uk/nomad/2005/01/...on-update.html
and Ndutu Lodge has posted.
http://www.ndutu.com/pages/whatshappening.html
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Jan 27th, 2006, 08:26 AM
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Have a great trip cocco! With so many leaving in Feb, I can't wait for the flood of trip reports.
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Jan 27th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Have a wondrful trip, cocco (and bat and cybor and Rocco and the guy and his coworkers who are climbing kili and and and).

Sounds like Ndutu is no longer the dustbowl people were reporting just a month ago. It'll be fantastic for those leaving soon!
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