Grumeti Tented Camp

Northern Safari, Tanzania

On Request

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Grumeti Tented Camp

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.
 

We Love
  • Overlooking a cool and pleasant hippo pool; frequent hippo visitors in camp
  • Seasonal sightings of the Great Wildebeest Migration, including river crossings
  • Huge prides of lion, leopard, big hyena population, buffalo and elephant herds
  • Remote wilderness camp in the thick of the animal action
Need to Know
  • Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp will be closed annually in April.
  • No single supplement applicable for the first 2 single rooms per booking at &Beyond Lodges except in July & August where there is USD 300.00 supplement per person per night.
  • National park fees are not included in the above mentioned rates - these are charged per 24-hour period.

The Review

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.

Wildlife
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.

Why Stay
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.

Experience
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.

Getting There

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.
 

 
Grumeti Tented Camp Northern Safari, Tanzania

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp


Serengeti National Park
The ten flamboyant tents are under shady palm frond roofs. Bright, whimsical interiors welcome and invigorate. Vibrant surprises await at every step; beaded curtains, intricate mosaic surfaces table tops, a spacious outdoor shower and a night time of adventure – listening to hippo calls in the comfort of your king size bed.

Rating                             Classic Camp
Type                               Safari Camp
Rooms                            10 classic tents
Max Occupants                 20 guests
Occupancy/Tent                2 adults
Triple                               2 (children 16 years and younger)
Interests                           Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Internet                            yes, within guest area only
Credit Cards                      Visa and Master Card
Power                              220v AC


Policies

Children Policy
    Travel to Tanzania is recommended for children 8 years or older
    Children 5 years and younger cannot participate in regular game drives;
    children aged 6 to 11 can participate in regular game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion.

Other Policies
    All stocked drinks are included in the nightly tariff.
    Laundry is done daily and is inclusive in the nightly tariff with the exception of “smalls”, which are not washed due to local customs.
    Curios and tips/gratuities can be settled on check out.

Taxes and fees
    All taxes and fees imposed by the property, unless otherwise noted, will be added at the time of purchase on AwimAway.
    Guests are responsible for all incidental charges during their stay.
    A 10 percent per night service charge will be collected at the AwimAway checkout.

Additional Services
    Rates quoted for additional fees and services are subject to change due to currency conversion.
    Please indicate any requests for additional services to include, airport transfers or city tours in the ‘Tell us more’ field on the contact us page or call AwimAway.com on 0208 350 6199.

Check in & Check out
    Check in:     12:00 PM
    Check out:     11:00 AM
    Suggested stay:  1 night

 

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is home to literally millions of large herbivores, as well as the accompanying carnivores and prolific birdlife. The Park boasts more than 35 species of plains-dwelling mammals and is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration. Almost two million wildebeest, zebra, eland and Thomson’s gazelle follow the annual rains through the Serengeti to the adjacent Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in search of prime grazing. As the dense herds of herbivores move across the plains, they are shadowed by predators and scavengers.

The spectacular black and white colobus monkey is endemic to the area. Uniquely among monkeys, the colobus lack a thumb and are forced to feed solely on leaves by browsing them directly off the trees.

Another resident that is an integral part of life at Grumeti is the hippo. The lettuce-covered pan in front of the camp is the perfect habitat for the amphibious animals, providing much-needed shelter from the blazing sun. Families of grunting hippo cavort in the river during the day and only venture on feeding forays under cover of darkness.


When to go

Temperatures are generally pleasant, with September to January the warmest months and July the coolest month. Rain generally occurs from April to May and again in November. Generally temperatures are pleasant, sometimes rising above 32˚C / 90˚F and rarely dropping below 10˚C / 50˚F. There is excellent game viewing throughout the year. The best time to see the Great Migration at Grumeti is June and July.

Currency    
US dollar bills printed between 1996 and 1999 are not accepted in Kenya or Tanzania, as there was a large amount of illegal processing of dollar bills in East African during that time. Traveller’s cheques are no longer accepted in Kenya due to fraud

Visa and Health
The camp is situated in a malaria area and the necessary precautions should be taken

British passport holders require a visa to enter. These can be obtained on arrival at main points of entry or from Tanzania High Commission for £40 per person. Children require visas and fee is same as adults. There is no appointment system.  

The following is required for each application:
    A completed visa application form
    Original passport, which must be valid for at least the next 6 months from date of application
    2 recent passport photographs (scanned photos printed on ordinary paper will not be accepted)
    Visa fee £40.00 in cash/postal order payable to Tanzania High Commission


Getting There

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.

Grumeti Airstrip    
Coordinates:           S 02˚09.55”     E 034˚13.30”
GPS Coordinates    S 02˚09.479’    E 034˚13.151’
Camp Closure        April
The office is open on weekdays except on UK and Tanzania National holidays
Opening Times: 10am - 12.30pm: Visa applications
14.00pm – 15.30pm: Visa Collection