February is a magic month in the Southern Tanzania. This is when the wildebeest take a break from their perpetual migration and stay put for a couple of months to drop their babies. I was lucky to see a newborn calf enter the world. The other wildebeest around seem to be as enthralled by the affair as me and my guests. Of course, all this new meat brings lots of predators to the scene as well. On the same day, I saw a hyena hunt and catch one of these babies (luckily not the same one). The jackals are never far away and I had a very special sighting watching these golden jackal pups. I would say that this calving period is perhaps the most rewarding time in the migration. Yes, the river crossings in the north of the Serengeti are amazing, but the timing for that is vey hit and miss. These days you'll find yourself lined up for a possible crossing with dozens of other safari vehicles. Not quite the same as a real river crossing, but the crossing of Lake Ndutu of which I posted a few pictures here, was an unexpected, adrenaline fuelling experience all the same.