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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.

highlights

  • 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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Facilities

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

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    Wi-fi available
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    Babysitting service available
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Laundry service
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    Bar
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

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.

Safari Tent AMENITIES

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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite shower only
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    Hairdryer
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    Outdoor shower
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    Safe

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Picnics
  • Bush dining
  • Birding
  • Photographic safaris
  • Private game-drive vehicles on offer
  • Specialist guides
  • Hot air ballooning
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 20 Dec 2014 $655 Game Package
  • 21 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $950 Game Package
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $695 Game Package
  • 01 May 2015 - 31 May 2015 $595 Game Package
  • 01 Jun 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $1245 Game Package
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 $695 Game Package
  • 01 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $595 Game Package
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 20 Dec 2015 $695 Game Package
  • 21 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $1245 Game Package

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Family Tent,Standard Tent 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

  • 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 River 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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Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

Africa Safari Expert

"The decor of this camp is quirky, bright & fun. The position right on the Grumeti is perfect for idle hours of hippo-watching! Loved the boma dinners and bush breakfasts surrounded by the migration."

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Grumeti River 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 >View more reviews