|Grumeti River Camp lies in the path of the migration (occurring around June/July) and abounds with resident game all year round.|
Grumeti River Camp Location
Grumeti River Camp is set in the western corridor of the magnificent Serengeti National Park at the edge of a permanent oxbow pan formed by an overflow of the Grumeti River. Supporting lush riverine forest, the Grumeti River provides a sharp contrast to the surrounding plains and hosts some of the Serengeti's more unusual species, such as the black and white colobus monkey.
Lake Victoria, the second largest freshwater lake in the world, lies 50 kms to the west and provides a fascinating outing.
Grumeti River Camp Activities
Wildlife Game Drives Walking Culture Honeymoon Photography Birding Luxury Tented Camp Day Tour Child Friendly Price Range - East Africa: $250 plus
Grumeti River Camp Attractions
Grumeti River Camp is situated on a bywater of the Grumeti River, known for its huge crocodiles. These antediluvian reptiles, ancestors of the dinosaurs, lurk in the river waiting for the great migration, where thousand upon thousand of wildebeest and zebra, drawn by ancient behaviour patterns and fresh grazing, must cross in order to make the great trek from the Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara.
The camp is built amongst tall evergreen trees on the water's edge. The water of the pan is home to families of grunting hippo, which float amongst the watery carpet of lilies, and the bird life is varied and prolific. The Western Corridor offers more than just an annual stop-off point for the migration. Its colourful topography of hills, rivers and flood plains provides year-round habitat for many of the Serengeti's species.
Grumeti River Camp Facilities
The tents are a delight. Huge, monumental beds, of Tanzanian cypress, envelop the guest in luxury. The large shower in the private bathroom is open to the sky under its wrought iron dome offering all the pleasure of showering in the open air with none of the embarrassment!
In the dining area and the bar local materials have been used to create a playful and quirky, yet very African style. Intricate mosaic work decorates low walls and steps, bright cushions in burnt orange, yellows and greens upholster the sculptural shapes of the wrought iron furniture, while twisted tree-trunks support the beamed makuti roof. At night the lodge buildings and paths are magically lit by flaming torches and lamps. The staff will escort you to the boma, an open-air theatre for food. Here throne-style chairs made from twigs with cushions of royal purple surround a large and beautifully decorated table to make an experience dramatic yet entirely appropriate.
Grumeti River Camp Additional Information
Game drives are fully interpretative, and explore the Serengeti savannahs and woodlands, which have the largest mass of free-ranging animals on earth, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and giraffe as well as some of the highest densities of cheetah in Africa, large prides of lion and solitary leopards. At other times you may slip into the grey-green pool from where you may gaze out over the river. Here stone, smooth decking and wooden loungers with beige covers tie this area to the surrounding landscape.
Grumeti River Camp Children Policy
Children welcome, although travel to Tanzania is not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Children (sharing with adults)
0 - 5 years = free of charge
6 - 11 " = charged half rate
Nearest City: Dar es Salaam
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM