Children at &Beyond Grumeti are treated to a surprise afternoon picnic... by Claire Trickett5th August 2016
&Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is a year-round wildlife haven teeming with the most incredible array of animals, from roaming herds of elephant and grunting pods of hippo, to some of Africa’s largest lion prides and of course, Africa’s largest crocodile. With herbivores and predators in great abundance, the game viewing here is unsurpassed.
Not only that, but it is a fantastic destination for families. Boasting a spacious family suite that can accommodate two adults and three children, &Beyond Grumeti also has a fun-filled WILDchild programme to keep young guests entertained, educated and inspired.
The “watoto” (Swahili word for children) are treated to a surprise afternoon picnic. Sometimes it’s in the boma where they can all play games together, and other times it is concealed under a shady tree for children to discover during a nature scavenger hunt with their ranger. They can even enjoy the picnic on the lush lawn in front of the camp, overlooking the hippo pool in the distance.
Awaiting their arrival are brightly coloured blankets and cushions, a large bucket of ice with refreshing iced tea full of juicy fruit and brightly coloured jelly served in kilner jars, and next to that, packets of fresh popcorn and a small gift to remind them of their time in Tanzania.
Back at the lodge, young guests can order from Grumeti’s “For Your Eyes Only” menu, which is offered exclusively to the watoto. It is filled with child-friendly meals, from warm toasted jaffle sandwiches and rainbow fruit skewers served with vanilla bean yoghurt and crunchy honeycomb pieces, to homemade ice cream topped with gooey chocolate bar sauce.
&Beyond Grumeti is the perfect place for families to unwind and reconnect.