Grumeti River Camp, situated in the Western corridor of the Serengeti National Park in a remote valley offers an exclusive, luxury safari experience. View the great Wildebeest migration in ultimate style and luxury.
Overlooking a bywater of the Grumeti River this luxury safari lodge is the perfect location from which to view the Wildebeest Migration. Often the highlight of the Wildebeest Migration, the Grumeti River is the scene where the great herds suddenly plunge into the Grumeti River and fight for their lives against the strong currents and savage crocodiles.
Grumeti River Camp is just 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake. Flanked by two hillsides in a quiet secluded valley.
Grumeti River Camp is a luxury safari camp in a prime game viewing location in the Grumeti Region in the famed Western corridor. This is an excellent permanent safari camp that offers a high end safari in a great location for seeing the Migration as they pass through the western corridor.
Grumeti’s spacious tents under makuti (palm frond) canopies and the vibrancy of colourful interiors; including hand-blown Kenyan glassware, African cloth and local sculptured furnishings, bring alive the excitement of Africa. Each tented suite features a large bed made of Tanzanian cypress and comfortable deck furniture both in and outdoors. En suite bathrooms offer separate toilets and alfresco showers open to the sun and stars.
Yoruba beaded antique artefacts adorn the sitting areas and domed bar. Spacious decks are perfect for sundowners overlooking the water. Delicious Pan-African cuisine; prepared on traditional fires or in stone ovens, is served in the boma or open-fronted dining area. Private dinners may be arranged for any special occasion.
Unlike other parts of the Serengeti, the western corridor has resident populations of large herbivores (elsewhere in the ecosystem, the vast majority of herbivores migrate). High densities of lion and spotted hyena hold territories around Grumeti River Camp. Resident herbivores are joined each season by huge numbers of migratory wildebeest and zebra. Bat-eared fox and serval are among regularly seen smaller carnivores. Family groups of black-and-white Colobus monkeys reside in the riverine forest. Pairs of dainty Kirk’s dik-dik inhabit bush-clump thickets. Handsome yellow-winged bats often roost in and around the camp.
Massive Nile crocodiles inhabit the waters of the Grumeti River. Colonies of pugnacious cocktail ants live in whistling thorn trees. Several species of iridescent dragonflies hunt on the Kanyanja Pool opposite the camp.
Expert Tanzanian guides will lead you on interpretive, twice-daily game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles into the game-rich Serengeti National Park, boasting the largest mass of free-ranging animals on earth. As there are only two small camps in this remote park, you almost never see other safari vehicles. Sundowners on the Kirawira Hills are a memorable way to end a day’s safari.