See large lion prides in a remote section of the Serengeti
Interpretative guided experience of the Great Migration
SEASONAL HIPPO POOL
Resident pod of hippo in front of the lodge
TWICE-DAILY GAME DRIVES
Tracking wildlife in the company of an expert guide
HOT AIR BALLOONING
Float above sweeping plains with a birds-eye view
Famed for its vast tree-less grasslands and excellent wildlife sightings, the endless open plains of the magnificent Serengeti National Park boast 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge is set in the remote western reaches of the Park, on a bywater of the Grumeti River, known for its wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles. Tucked into a strip of riverine forest, guests thrill to the antics of resident hippo and spectacular black-and-white colobus monkeys (found nowhere else in the Serengeti). Every year in June and July, Africa’s annual Great Migration passes through Grumeti, and hundreds upon thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of Africa’s largest crocodiles.
Getting to Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge:
A number of airlines offer daily scheduled flights from Arusha to Grumeti Airstrip, followed by a five to ten-minute drive to the lodge.
9 beautiful suites with views of the river
NEW FAMILY SUITE
One two-bedroomed suite ideal for families with children
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOLS
Each suite features its own private plunge pool
All ages welcome, introduce children to the bush early with fun, interactive activities for kids
A complimentary laundry service is available
Tranquil holistic massages in the quiet of your suite
State-of-the-art gym with beautiful views
SPARKLING LODGE POOL
Rim-flow pool provides a view of the hippo-filled river below
Authentic, handcrafted items from the region
Connect with the outside world with network throughout
Complimentary use for the duration of your stay, one pair per suite
2022: From USD 1,080 per person per night
2022: From USD 3,780 per family suite per night
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Welcome to Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge
We are excited to announce that a refurbishment is underway at our much-loved &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge. We will remain closed for the duration of the renovation; we can’t wait to welcome you back soon!
&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge is located in the remote western reaches of the Serengeti. Due to its far-flung location, there are very few lodges in this pristine section of the park, which means that guests can expect the ultimate in exclusivity.
The lodge is perfectly situated on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River. Using the natural bow shape of the river, and paying homage to the circular forms of a traditional Masai manyatta, the lodge unfolds to reveal an understated sense of luxury.
Walking into the guest area upon arrival is a real wow moment. Spacious decks are perfect for enjoying sundowners overlooking the river and the camp’s rim-flow swimming pool provides a view of the seasonal hippo pools below. The proximity to water draws a profusion of wildlife throughout the day and night.
Touching the earth lightly and seemingly floating across the landscape, 10 nostalgically elegant, and very spacious, guest suites offer natural light, an enormous bed, bath, an indoor shower (with a spectacular view), and sparkling private plunge pool. A new family suite has been incorporated featuring a small additional bedroom attached.
Adorned with Kitenge fabrics and accentuated with stone walls, the lodge also features the vibrant colours of the fishing communities surrounding Lake Victoria and the grey tones representative of hippo hide that have been beautifully woven into deeply comfortable furnishings and bespoke, hand-made fittings.
For a complete cuisine immersion, expect menus that are uncomplicated, easy to eat, fresh, healthy and wholesome. The traditional boma will still be the hero of night-time dining and artisanal pizzas as well as salt-crusted, whole baked fish, which pays homage to the region’s great lakes, will also be served in this unique space. Of course, the lodge’s well-known breakfast trays, with fresh juices and house baked bread are absolutely not to be missed. An interactive kitchen creates a space for guests to work alongside chefs and plan their menus for the day. Enjoy convivial afternoons and evenings around the central circular bar; a masterpiece of woven fabrics and dramatic glass ball light installations.
For those looking for an active workout, head to the gym. However, if you feel like a pamper session, surrender to an in-room massage.
Twice-daily game drives from the lodge often encounter large lion prides and clans of hyena, big herds of resident plains game as well as the special black-and-white colobus monkeys, found nowhere else in the Serengeti. Rarely seeing other vehicles makes for an exceptional game viewing experience.
LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE
The new design will harness a variety of environmentally sustainable measures with
reagrd to solar power production, low-energy fittings, water conservation and
waste-water recycling. Solar power will account for 80% of renewable energy.
Why we love it
Situated in some of the most remote and beautiful corners of the Serengeti, this is perhaps one of its best kept secrets. In this part of the park, with far fewer crowds and vehicles, wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts can largely enjoy their own private Serengeti.
IMPRESSIVE LION PRIDES
This part of the Serengeti is known for its big lion prides consisting of between 20 and up to 60 lions. Not only are the opportunities for seeing lion in the western Serengeti excellent, but you will more often than not find yourself alone at a sighting.
AFRICA’S LARGEST LAKE
Visit the celebrated Lake Victoria, Africa’s biggest lake. Engage in a diverse range of experiences that expose you to the traditional fishing communities of the lake gaining an understanding of the culture of this important expanse of water.
PERFECT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Serengeti is a tapestry of landscapes, dominated by vast plains. In the western corner, the verdant beauty of the Grumeti riverine valley is offset against the grandeur of the grassy plains. The legendary sunrises and sunsets are a photographer’s dream.
Going Beyond the Expected
Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.
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