Reporting Date:31st July 2012
Since they invaded the Northern serengeti zone a few weeks ago on their way to the masai mara, the wildebeests have made the river-crossings a daily event. Today, they were spread along the river on both sides and kept on moving from one crossing point to the other. In the course of the movements, they would form large groups and rush towards the river as if going to plunge in directly only to slow down to taste the waters and then look around. Thereafter they would head back onto the plains and move along the river again. We became tolerant of this behaviour and our patience paid off. When they at last began the show, they had a very rough time as they kept on sliping on the wet rocks with some being swept away by the waters .At one point a huge Nile crocodile appeared from his sleeping point behind the rocks and swam slowly towards their path and everyone thought it would attack them, but to our dissapointment, it simply watched as they hurried to the otherside as if giving protection. We thought it had already had a few meals of these animals since they invaded his territory a few days ago.