Located deep in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is in the thick of the region’s tremendous wildlife action. Set in an emerald forest facing an oxbow lagoon of the Grumeti River – a favourite with playful hippos, as well as being the only place in the country where the thumbless, pied colobus monkey is found – the camp consists of only 10 double tents, making for intimate interaction with nature.

During the annual Great Migration, the camp is perfectly positioned to witness the intense drama when thousands of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras cross the Grumeti River, home to Africa’s largest and most powerful Nile crocodile. Beyond the Migration, Serengeti National Park is home to 35 species of plains game, including the Big 5, cheetahs and spotted hyenas, as well as raptors like Rüppell’s and African white-backed vultures. The camp’s hippo guests wallow in the lagoon and you will be able to hear their grunts and bellows from your bed or outdoor shower; you will also be able to get the classic ‘laughing hippo’ and ‘hippo surfacing with water weed’ photographs!

With family-friendly accommodation and secluded honeymoon suites, Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is ideal for experienced safari hands or adventurous newcomers alike.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #10 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa: Reader's Choice Awards 2015


  • On the Grumeti River, close to Migration points
  • Excellent year-round game viewing
  • Exceptional birdlife
  • Big 5 game drives & hot air ballooning
  • Hippos, Nile crocodiles & endemic pied colobus monkeys
  • Wi-Fi & swimming pool

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A vibrant and playful décor theme runs through the lodge, where a large central building houses the lounge, dining and bar areas. Thatch, wood and stone are artfully blended to create a seamless transition from the outdoor wilderness to the comfortable interiors. The colourful and inviting lounge flows out onto a viewing deck overlooking the water where playful hippos frolic. The swimming pool alongside is the perfect spot for a refreshing dip during lazy afternoons watching the local wildlife passing by, and an amply-stocked gift shop provides you the chance to pick up a memento or two.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Children's Club
    Babysitting service available
    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


With an emphasis on wholesome and healthy fare, meals feature a variety of freshly-prepared delights, like fresh-fruit platters and piping hot waffles. From the ‘wake-up’ coffee service and pre-game drive breakfast buffet to exciting picnics out in the wild or light lunches on the terrace, every mealtime is a treat. Delicious African-inspired dinners are often cooked over an open fire or in special safari ovens, served alfresco below the stars or in the intimate boma area.

Safari Tent

Ten spacious and comfortable suites with king-sized beds line the riverside, positioned 20m apart for privacy and to take advantage of the marvellous views. Palm-thatch roofs cover the colourfully-decorated canvas rooms that have large gauze windows to allow air and light in but keep insects at bay. Overhead fans keep you blissfully cool, and the en suite bathrooms feature enclosed outdoor showers and hairdryers. All rooms have ‘gym in a basket’, consisting of a yoga mat and free weights, for those who want a workout on their private verandah.


    En-suite shower only
    Outdoor shower
    Safe in room


  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Picnics
  • Bush dining
  • Bird watching
  • Photographic safaris
  • Private game-drives
  • Specialist guides
  • Hot air ballooning
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 $740 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $1340 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 06 Jan 2018 $1340 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 07 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $740 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 May 2018 $740 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $1340 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 $740 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 21 Dec 2018 - 10 Jan 2019 $1340 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Tent,Safari Tent Triple Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Grumeti was very impressive. It was my favourite lodge from an aesthetic point of view. It had the most African vibe of all. We were lucky enough to be the only guests there our first night.

    Pablo Harker, March 2016
  • Grumeti Tented Camp was probably our favourite: the staff was excellent - they made us feel at home and relaxed and didn't fuss over us or make us feel like we were being "served" (which we don't like). The camp was absolutely amazing: hippos and crocs in the river just outside our tent, animals roaming the camp (elephants, impalas, baboons, velvet monkeys....) the food and accommodations were beyond what we ever expected... the pool (again, overlooking a raft of hippos) was a godsend. The safari drives were perfect: we were the only ones and, i think we saw 3 other cars during our entire stay at Grumeti. Getting there from Entebee was very convenient and painless. Honestly: if you can get word back to management regarding the staff that was at Grumeti while we were there: Mussa (manager) , John H (butler), Jackson (chef), Juma (housekeepr), Askari (i think that was his name? he was security) Yona (our ranger) and all the rest - they were exceptional and i will never forget my time with them.

    Nicole Bossieux, February 2015
  • Loved Grumeti Camp!

    Sandra Gill, August 2010
  • WOW! What a trip! It was absolutely amazing and we can't thank you enough for all of your help! The service at all of these places was excellent: it was genuine and it seemed as though the people were very happy to have us as guests. The food at all of these places was first class! The safaris: unbelievable. On all of our safaris, we were lucky to have very experienced guides and we will always remember them. We saw and learned so much.

    James Grant, July 2010
  • Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp was outstanding. The 'tent' was very well designed, and we loved the outdoor shower. We were the only guests in an open vehicle. In addition to living with the hippos, we enjoyed seeing our first cheetah and cub, crocodiles, and colobus monkeys.

    John Rosenblum, April 2009
  • Grumeti River camp was the most adventurous and offered the most "Oh my gosh I am going to die" excitement.

    John Kollar, October 2008

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

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"Loved everything about this camp. Spacious accommodation, great location by the river, the hippos in the river, the staff.. And the list carries on & on!"



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Grumeti was very impressive. It was my favourite lodge from an aesthetic point of view. It had the most African vibe of all. We were lucky enough to be the only guests there our first night.

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