As unpredictable as the rains are in the Serengeti; what is predictable is that when they do come, the wildebeest will move south to the short grass plains – and they’ll do it quickly.
Unlike their northward movement which involves the slow drying of seasonal drainage systems that cross the park and funnel them towards the narrowest part of the ecosystem, their southern movement is fairly rapid.
In just a few days, the migrating columns of wildebeest begin to arrive. The wet season grazing grounds are vast and stretch from the southern border of the ecosystem, Maswa Game Reserve, to the far eastern plains of the Ang’ata kiti and north as far as Piaya. But the distribution of rain can be localised, resulting in an unpredictable distribution of wildebeest. So where do you choose to go?
Over the past 15 years, we’ve operated our Esirai mobile camp in the southern plains and tried out a few locations. Ultimately, we ended up at Naabi Hill.
There’s a reason why the pioneering famous photographer and filmmaker, Hugo van Lawick, camped at Naabi. We too have found this location to be the best and here are 10 reasons why …
We have combined some of the most incredible wildlife shots that have been taken from the plains. If you weren’t convinced that this is a must-visit destination, these images will change your mind.
Short grass season is a special time when the migrating herds and an array of animals gather to feast on nature’s bounty and we can put you front and centre to experience it all at Esirai Camp.