Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp, Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania & Zanzibar
Vibrant and rejuvenating, &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp lies among tall evergreen trees right at the water’s edge. A wild and remote experience in the thick of the resident game, it is the perfect vantage point for one of the most famous fording points of the wildebeest migration. The whimsical sweep of flamboyant safari tents hides a blaze of colour in the delightful interiors, with quirky touches and tongue-in-cheek surprises. Al fresco showers are open to the sun and stars, while the calls of hippo provide a nightly serenade. Traditional jikos (fires) and outdoor ovens produce mouthwatering aromas and dinner under a billion stars. intimate guest areas boast colourful open-fronted sitting and dining areas and domed bar, all adorned with Yoruba beaded artefacts. The spacious decks are perfect for sundowners overlooking the river, and romantic private dinners at the swimming pool can be arranged for any special occasion.
Famed for its vast tree-less grasslands and excellent wildlife sightings, the endless open plains of the magnificent Serengeti National Park boast 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the remote western reaches of the Park, on a bywater of the Grumeti River, known for its wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles. Tucked into a strip of riverine forest, guests thrill to the antics of resident hippo and spectacular pied colobus monkeys (found nowhere else in the Serengeti). Every year in June and July, Africa’s annual Great Migration passes through Grumeti, and hundreds upon thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of Africa’s largest crocodiles.
Location and Transfers
Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the western corridor of Tanzania’s magnificent Serengeti National Park on the banks of an oxbow which is formed by an overflow of the Grumeti River.
A number of scheduled airline services offer daily scheduled flights from Arusha Airport to Grumeti airstrip from where you will be transferred by road to the camp. (Approximately 5-10 minutes)
The camp offers ten flamboyant tents under makuti (palm frond) canopies. Each of the spacious tents has a furnished deck and ensuite bathroom with hand basin, separate shower open to the stars and separate w.c. There is an overhead fan and the local sculptured furnishings and vibrant decor bring alive the excitement and romance of Africa
Morning Game Drive – as dawn breaks over the Serengeti, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your guide will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Set out in an open 4×4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide. If the Great Migration is passing through the area, your guide will catch up with it and attempt to catch 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
Breakfast – return to the Camp for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options. If you prefer, you can take a packed breakfast and prolong your morning game drive
Lunch – there’s time for a quick siesta before lunch, which is served on colourful decks overlooking the river
Afternoon Tea – cool off with a refreshing dip in the Camp’s pool or watch the frolics of the resident family of hippo. Over a late afternoon tea, your ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive
Afternoon Game Drive – head off in search of the wildlife in the cooler late afternoon. The herds head out to drink before settling down for the night, while the predators are warming up for the night’s hunting. Stop at a scenic spot for sundowners as the sun sinks beneath the endless plains
Dinner – return to the Camp for a mouthwatering dinner prepared over traditional fires, jikos or in outdoor ovens. Relax around a blazing fire in the boma and discuss the adventures of the day before heading back to your tented suite
Facilities and Activities
Sitting & Dining areas
Decks overlooking the river
Boma – for star-studded dinners
Rim-Flow Swimming Pool – overlooking the river
Twice daily game drives
Private safaris may be organised