Activities at Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Situated in the Western Corridor of the renowned Serengeti National Park, wildlife viewing at &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti National Park is truly exceptional throughout the year. The camp’s location on a tributary of the Grumeti River means that it is ideally positioned for sightings of dramatic river crossings when the famous Great Wildebeest Migration is in the area. However, the wildlife experience can be even more spectacular when the Migration is not nearby, with a staggering density of year-round wildlife and relatively few tourists encountered in this part of the reserve. While the camp itself is sheltered in the riverside thickets and provides beautiful views of a river bend inhabited by hippo, game drives venture out into the wide open plains, where guests can enjoy the quintessential Serengeti landscapes in open 4x4 safari vehicles with canvas canopies. With the Grumeti River providing a permanent water source, the area is particularly rich in predators, with massive lion prides and extensive clans of hyena numbering up to a hundred frequently spotted. The river also attracts large herds of buffalo and elephant, while the open plains are the ideal habitat for cheetah. Riverside drives are bound to spot the massive crocodiles that the area is renowned for, while birders will be amazed by the number of endemic species spotted throughout the area. The thickets near the camp are home to colobus monkeys, which cannot be seen anywhere else in the Serengeti, while the area also plays host to a far lesser known migration, during which large numbers of topi antelope move across the plains.
HOT AIR BALLOONING
A hot air balloon flight over the Serengeti is the quintessential safari experience, providing a magnificent perspective onto this vast and truly African landscape. Grumeti is the ideal area for this scenic flight, providing eagle’s eye views of the winding river, with its massive crocodiles and lounging hippos, as well as the wide open plains scattered with wildlife.
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LAKE VICTORIA FULL DAY TRIP
Grumeti is ideally positioned to allow for a full-day tour to Lake Victoria, the largest tropical lake in the world and Africa’s largest inland body of water. Indulge in a day filled with wildlife safaris, picturesque landscapes, fishing and authentic cultural encounters. A morning drive across the Serengeti plains will take you to the park gate, from where it is only a 20-minute drive to the lakeshore. On arrival, you can choose to board traditional canoe to join in a fishing expedition that uses local angling methods, pay a visit to the traditional doctor to learn about his use of local herbs and plants, clap along to the rhythm as the villagers perform a local dance or simply admire the magnificent landscapes. Sit back and enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch, set up on a scenic location along the lake’s shore before setting off on your return journey. A minimum of 2 guests and a one month’s notice is required.
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Photographic enthusiasts can now embark on half or full-day safaris in a uniquely customised photographic vehicle, through the breathtaking landscapes of the Masai Mara or the Serengeti, at a selection of &Beyond lodges. The renowned CNP vehicles offer unobstructed views, 360° degree swivel chairs, a personal bar and air conditioning – ensuring a truly memorable photographic experience. Guests can choose to enjoy their safari in the company of a specialist photographic guide or in the company of an &Beyond safari guide. The vehicle can also be booked per seat or in its entirety, with a minimum of 2 guests for this adventure. This seasonal activity is offered at an additional cost and is subject to availability.
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