Here are a couple notes about rainfall to the west of Kilimanjaro; seems like the short rains have been quite good!
Dec. 28th (Marc Baker): "Just back from the wettest Serengeti in 10 years, first time I have had to abandon two vehicles after two days of constant rain in Piaya."
Jan. 2nd (Jo via Neil Baker) summary of Serengeti and Ngorogoro lakes:
Lake Magadi ngng - full
Malanja depression - filling fast
Olbalbal depression- full and overflowing
Lake Manyara - filling fast
Engaruka depression - nearly full
[UPDATE 1/6 (from David Bygott): Lake Natron also full, raining heavily in Zanzibar]
[UPDATE 1/7 (from Chris Schmeling): Lake Eyasi close to full; 88mm precip. already this month]