Grumeti River Camp
Superbly located in an idyllic valley in the western corridor of the Serengeti, Grumeti River Camp offers luxury tented accommodation in 10 spacious safari tents, all with en-suite bathrooms and open-air showers.
Flanked by two hillsides, this luxury tented camp overlooks a tributary of the Grumeti River, which flows into Lake Victoria. Alive with hippo and crocodiles, the river is lined by high riverine forest, home to countless birds and troops of colobus monkeys. Grumeti River Camp epitomises the excitement and romance of Africa with only 10 spacious safari tents. These tents are decorated with colourful African cloths, locally carved furnishings and en-suite bathrooms with beautiful alfresco showers.
Each year, during Tanzania’s ‘great migration’, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking life and limb to the jaws of some of the largest Nile crocodiles on earth. Large pods of hippo grunt from their watery hideaway below the camp and black-and-white Colobus monkeys live in Grumeti’s bird-filled trees. At night, the nocturnal orchestra of owls and bush babies is punctuated by the primeval calls of lion and hyena.
Grumeti River Camp now offers ballooning safaris. The launch site is just a 15-minute game drive from the camp and balloon safaris take off at dawn, when the winds are at their calmest, so that you rise with the sun to float gracefully over the plains. Hover at treetop level and marvel at the wildlife just beneath you, then ascend to 1000 feet or more to gain an appreciation of the sheer enormity of the endless Serengeti plains. Flights last for one hour and are dependent on weather conditions. On landing, in a beautiful clearing, celebrate with a glass of sparkling wine and a full English breakfast in the bush.
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