In March, the wildebeest herds began to spread out between Ndutu and Kusini, but they moved slowly, remaining within easy reach of our game drives. Then, with their offspring older and stronger, they began to head north west, past the Simba Kopjes: as the name implies ('simba' means lion) this is a danger point, with lots of pride attacks.
We were also able to follow the herds into Moru, a black rhino sanctuary, adding pachyderm sightings to predators. As they moved away and out of range of our game drives, we were able to reflect on a wonderfully intimate, ringside view of birth, death and life at its most dramatic.
With these memories seared into our hearts and minds, we are looking forward to a similarly wondrous sojourn when Roving Bushtops returns to Kusini.