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Mw Blog May 2017

Written by Donna Duggan
Again herds remain split and spread throughout several areas of the Serengeti—from Lobo/Tog oro to Seronera and entering into the Western Corridor. A central location this month has given the best opportunity to radiate out for game drives. The rains have been heavy until recent days, and the green grass is extremely long. No doubt in the coming weeks, our migrating 'lawnmowers' will have that in hand and chomped down again. There is a separate, smaller herd that crossed the Mara River recently - nice and early for clients that were up at Kaskaz Mara Camp.

Written by Donna Duggan
What better way to explore Tanzanian National Parks than on foot? After exploring and game driving to witness incredible but large migratory and resident wildlife, take some time to get out of the vehicle and visit the little guys. View tracks and signs—a whole science in itself—be amazed at the footprint of a gamboling giraffe, the confident paw mark of a male lion and the confusion of a scorpion scuffle. As you wander past an acacia tree, watch the signs of who sauntered by; fur caught on a low branch or last night's kill swaying in the breeze. There is so much to see, ven in one square metre—things that you wouldn't normally see from up high in the back of a vehicle. When in camp, ask your hosts to show you some tracks and signs—you'll be surprised what wandered past you in the night!

Written by Donna Duggan
The beauty of the northern Serengeti is now on show—one afternoon game drive can yield black rhino (mother & calf!), lazy lion pride with new cubs and the beginnings of the great Mara River wildebeest crossings. Couple this with unique landscapes, breathtaking sunsets and the feeling of being alive in Africa—you just can't beat it. This time of year, the area is quiet—but the area is magic. It almost feels as it you have the whole place to yourself and the wildlife comes out to greet and entertain only you. Return to camp, watch the hers meander ahead and the sun set behind—a G&T in hand help always helps to complete the scene!

Written by Donna Duggan
OPENING SOON 2018. Ehlane Plains Camp, established in the far eastern plains of the Serengeti, a remote and wildlife-filled pocket of the savannah. This is where the magic begins, this is where your dream of ild Africa comes alive. `Ehlane' is a Zulu word which translates to wilderness'. It is a clear description of the extraordinary and newly accessible location which presents forth an unsurpassed display of predators and predator activity. The camp offers eight tents designed to merge with the eco-system, all under canvas and all with clear vistas of the wilderness ahead. Each tented suite is stylishly furnished. The camp is open, no borders or rails, the wildlife comes and goes. Stay alert, eyes open; the thrill of the safari from the silver screen is here. With its isolated location, the camp takes full advantage of the African night skies. Two tents have been designed as 'star domes; an Arabian idea of an open rooftop to recline on large cushions and fall asleep beneath a natural planetarium. Each tented suite is spaced for privacy, but prepared for safety– this `ehlane' needs now further introduction.