• Perfectly placed to see the Great Migration
  • Romantic tents with outdoor showers and local fabrics
  • A swimming pool within sight and sound of a popular hippo pool
  • Game drives twice daily into an area rich in wildlife
  • Dine under the stars or beside the river

The great migration is one of the world’s outstanding natural spectacles, as thousands of wildebeest, eland and zebra migrate between the Mara and the Serengeti, hooves kicking up dust and fording rivers where crocodiles wait. The Grumeti River is a key crossing point, with perhaps the largest crocodiles of them all, and Grumeti Tented Camp is the perfect base from which to watch it all. Ten exceedingly comfortable and vibrantly decorated canvas tents make up the camp, all overlooking the river of adventure. Dotted along the river and the surrounding bush, they offer every creature comfort between game drives to observe Africa’s finest. 

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A treat to stay in at any time of year, Grumeti Tented Camp really comes into its own during the wildebeest migration months between May and July, as the hordes and herds have to make their way across the Grumeti River en route. The tents and main buildings line the river, as do massive crocodiles and a forest that is the only place in Tanzania where the rare black and white colobus monkey can be seen.

Though seemingly rustic, Grumeti is anything but. Cool and shaded reception rooms and the 10 tents are accented with flamboyant African fabrics and bright beadwork, funky under the woven banana-leaf roofs. Huge beds are draped in vibrant covers, ceiling fans add to the river breeze, and outdoor showers on each tent deck add to the romance. Dining is always a delight here – with lunch beside the river, afternoon tea served under a tree and bush suppers, served with campfires ablaze alongside and huge stars ablaze above.

Twice daily game drives in open-sided 4WDs add to the drama. Expect elephants, hyenas, lions and cheetahs, and a sun-downer or two, served somewhere scenic on the savannah. Back at base, the game viewing carries on, from wide decks or even from the sweet swimming pool, sited to overlook a hippo pool where these hefty beasts congregate and frolic. What looks like an extension to the wide sloping lawn is really a raft of water cabbage, through which crocodiles come up for air from time to time.  


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