Film makers were Guided by The Wild Source’s Deo Magoye
A partner in The Wild Source Tanzania operation and an extraordinary guide, Deo Magoye served as the head guide for a National Geographic film crew documenting the annual movements of the great migration of approximately two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles through the Serengeti ecosystem. The film just premiered on NatGeo Wild on August 19th, it next airs on August 26th and will hopefully be featured more in the months to come so set your DVR.
I was very excited to see the film for the first time after Deo had shared many stories of the filming with me. He was particularly proud of the night sequences they captured of lions hunting. Serengeti park rules dictate that you must be in camp by dark so with the special permission for filming, he is one of the few that has guided deep into the Serengeti night and I think all will agree the results are exceptional.
There are a number of excellent hunting sequences in the film as well as dramatic river crossings. Overall it is a very good film to learn about the phenomenal event that is the great migration and how it is the driving force of the Serengeti ecosystem. As the film ends be sure to notice on the very first list of credits along with the Serengeti lion researcher and renowned animal behavior expert Richard Estes is Deo Magoye.