13 months ago a definitive SPOT was, amongst other things busy decrying and denigrating the myopic and frankly crass guide books and holiday brochures that bray about the migration only being between July and September. In 2011 the first herds charged over in early June. Last year the biggest crossings (coming in) were actually in late October.
current parched plains in Tanzania have put little on the table for the ruminants and this week thousands of thoroughbreds, looking for a square meal, have turned North and steamed back into the Mara where decent light rains have provided a delectable gravy for already al dente grass. These have been the biggest crossings of the year but clearly some people actually believe the mounds of incorrect literature and the plains are largely empty of vehicles. This is supposedly ‘low’ season, no-one told the wildebeest that, these huge herds don’t go by our calendar.