Grumeti Tented Camp
Northern Safari, Tanzania
Northern Safari, Tanzania
Set near a water’s edge, where you can see camp’s resident family of hippo but do not walk on what appears to be a green patch - it’s a floating garden of water cabbage that is home to some of Africa’s biggest crocodiles!
UNLEASH IT: AT A REMOTE WILDERNESS CAMP IN THE THICK OF THE ANIMAL ACTION.
Grumeti Tented Camp is at a perfect vantage point for one of the most famous crossing points of the Great Migration. Every year, in June and July, Africa’s renowned Great Migration passes through the Grumeti region and hundreds upon thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of Africa’s largest crocodiles.
The Serengeti is famous for its lion population and a number of prides inhabit the Grumeti area. While largely nocturnal, spotted hyena makes the most of the passing annual Migration. At such times, the hyena may be spotted wandering among the herds in the plain light of day and the African white-backed vulture and the Rüppell’s vulture outnumber other species. With the grasslands largely open, October is a good time to watch cheetah hunting near Grumeti.
Set on the banks of an oxbow lake, Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp offers a wild and remote experience in the thick of the animal action. Local sculptured furnishings and lively décor bring alive the excitement and romance of Africa. Traditional jikos (fires) and outdoor ovens produce mouth-watering aromas as dinner is served beneath a billion stars in the dramatic boma.
Intimate guest areas include open-fronted sitting and dining areas, as well as a domed bar, all adorned with fun and funky beaded artefacts. The spacious decks are perfect for enjoying sundowners overlooking the river and the camp’s rim-flow swimming pool provides a view of the hippos lazing in the lagoon.
The day starts at dawn with morning tea/coffee and a discussion with your guide on what you hope to see that day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide. If the Great Migration is passing through the area, your guide will attempt to catch up with it and maybe even see the wildebeest crossing the Grumeti River.
Even if the Migration is not in the area, the Grumeti region has excellent resident game. Your guide will break for a hot drink and a snack to refresh you. There will be time for siesta and cool off in the pool before proceeding for an afternoon game drive.
There are no direct flights from UK to Tanzania. Options include Kenya Airways from Heathrow via Nairobi and Emirates from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Heathrow and Gatwick via Dubai. You can fly to Dar-es-salaam or Arusha.
Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is located in the remote western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. Regional Air Services offer daily scheduled flights from Arusha airport to Grumeti airstrip, where guests are warmly welcomed and driven to the Camp, a mere 5 to 10-minute journey.