Posts Tagged ‘wildebeest migration safaris’

Rapid Poaching of Endangered Rhinos In Laikipia

April 19, 2012

Rhino Poaching on Increase in Kenya’s Laikipia Private Ranches

Earlier, two rhinos had been poached in two separate incidents over the last one week. The first rhino killing occurred about a week ago in Lewa Conservancy in Isiolo County. The week-old carcass of a pregnant white rhino was discovered on Wednesday, April 11, 2012  with its horn missing. Lewa Conservancy rangers together with Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and police are still investigating the incident.

The second case occurred in Solio Ranch in Laikipia County on Tuesday night April 10, 2012  where a black rhino was killed and the horn taken as well.  A joint KWS and General Service Unit (GSU) security team moved in when gunshots were heard to determine the circumstances of the shooting.

Read more…KWS | Update on Rhino death incidents in Lake Nakuru.

Wildebeest Migration Safaris 2012 in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Parks

The Wildebeest migration takes place in an extremely rich contiguous and self sustaining Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem.  The self sustainability has earned it label of the only “true ecosystem” on earth.

 Several  wildebeest migration safaris are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time and budget but also the flexibility of the guest. 

Wildebeest Migration Safaris Masai Mara Serengeti | Best Time Ngorongoro Lake Manyara 9 Days

April 18, 2012

Wildebeest Migration Safaris Masai Mara Serengeti | Best Time Ngorongoro Lake Manyara 9 Days.

Our seventh wonder of the world safari offers you an opportunity to follow herds of migrating wildebeests between Maasai Mara Serengeti  ecosystem and finally to lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Conservation area. The best time to witness wildebeest migration summer-July, and September. Besides wildlife viewing, the tour includes visits to local communities.  Why do they migrate, what dangers do they encounter?  Our guide will answer all these questions as the spectacle unfolds before you eyes. Welcome to the annual wildebeest migration.

Other  Wildebeest Migration Safaris 2012.

 

Wildebeest Migration Safari Serengeti National Park 10 days

March 30, 2012

Wildebeest Migration Safari Serengeti National Park 10 days.

Several  wildebeest migration 2012 safaris are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  Depending on accommodation and transport mode, the safari can either be luxury, mid range or budget.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time  and budget available for the traveler, the purpose he flexibility of the guest.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.  The 8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari in Masai Mara National Park  (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option. Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.  The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.   The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.

KWS | Three suspected poachers gunned down In Tsavo as Ethiopian Immigrants seized in Amboseli

March 28, 2012

KWS | Three suspected poachers gunned down In Tsavo as Ethiopian Immigrants seized in Amboseli.

Three suspected poachers have been gunned down and four firearms with 81 rounds of ammunition recovered in two separate incidents in the last one week.

In a third unrelated incident, a joint Kenya Wildlife Service and police team seized 95 suspected illegal male immigrants from Ethiopia last night at 2am on the Amboseli Namanga Road. Plans are underway to arraign them before the Kajiadop Court this morning.

The three unidentified suspects, who were on a poaching mission inside the expansive Tsavo East National Park, were shot dead after a shoot-out with Kenya Wildlife Service personnel, yesterday at 4.30 pm.
In this incident, three AK-47 rifles and 80 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

Also recovered were three pieces of ivory. One suspect escaped from the shoot-out with serious injuries. Police from Voi have visited the scene of crime and are continuing with further investigations into the incident.  A follow-up operation is underway.

In another wildlife crime related incident at Ndonyo Wasin in Samburu County, KWS personnel recovered a G3 rifle and one round of ammunition. This was recovered following interrogation of two suspected poachers, including a woman, in police custody.
KWS has strengthened its law enforcement capacity and enhanced collaboration with other security agencies to address poaching. Much of the success attained in apprehending criminals and recovering illegal trophies and firearms is attributed to information provided by the public.
We appreciate this public support and remain committed to relentlessly fighting wildlife crime in all its forms.

 

Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Trekking, Masai Mara Safari, Safaris, Serengeti

 

For ultimate wildlife experience Combine Masai Mara Serengeti 11 days with 4 Days Gorilla tracking in Rwanda

Several  wildebeest migration safaris 2012 are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  Depending on accommodation and transport mode, the safari can either be luxury, mid range or budget.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time  and budget available for the traveler, the purpose he flexibility of the guest.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.   The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.  The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.

 


Great Wildebeest Migration Serengeti National Park | Masai Mara Safaris | Lodges

March 28, 2012

Great Wildebeest Migration Serengeti National Park | Masai Mara Safaris | Lodges.

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Undeterred Perilous Crossing the crocodile infested rivers.  Many wildebeest loose their lives

The  annual Maasai (Masai) Mara /Serengeti wildebeest migration is not about wildebeests migrating per se but rather its influence on life on the whole ecosystem.  The migration is a natural phenomenon, a never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals comprised of about 1.7 million wildebeests, 800,000 common Zebras and gazelle, followed closely by their predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals.   Hovering in the skies are thousands of vultures, the super predators. Patient in nature, the vulures survey the migrating herds descending on the dead carcasses reducing them to skeletons in a matter of seconds.  The hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers is magical wonder of nature attracting thousands of human beings.  This survival of the fittest spectacle has been described at the “seventh wonder of the modern world”.  Strategic sighting of the migrating herds tend to influence the setting up of tourism facilities.

The Wildebeest Migration Safaris in  2012

Gorilla Tracking Rwanda Trekking, Masai Mara Safari, Safaris, Serengeti

For ultimate wildlife experience Combine Masai Mara Serengeti 11 days with 4 Days Gorilla tracking in Rwanda

Several  wildebeest migration safaris 2012 are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  Depending on accommodation and transport mode, the safari can either be luxury, mid range or budget.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time  and budget available for the traveler, the purpose he flexibility of the guest.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.