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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Amazing at migration

Quite a hard review this one - we visited on our safari but we had already been forewarned that we would be seeing the migrating animals in other areas. It wasn't what we imagined... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Quite a hard review this one - we visited on our safari but we had already been forewarned that we would be seeing the migrating animals in other areas. It wasn't what we imagined (we all watched those crocs on telly jumping out the water) but instead was a relaxing river with crocs sunning themselves on the banks. Was also... More 

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Indaiatuba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Grumeti River is home to one of the greatest nature events of the world: the wildebeest crossing. Millins of wildebeest migrate yearly to this region, and watching a herd cross the river is just about the most thrilling wild experience I have ever had. The sound of thousands of wildebeest is like the humming of giant bees, and the tension... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We happened to reach the reach the river in the afternoon. We saw several thousands of wildebeest (as far as you eye could see) congregate on the other side of the river. In the beginning one wildebeest crossed the river then two and, the flow of animals started. It was an incredible sight hard to put it in words. That... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A great place if you happen to be there at the time of the migration. Although not unique to this place, lions tend to climb trees to avoid the flies. Yes, there tsetse flies in the area.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have seen documentaries on TV of the wildebeest migration across the Grumeti River with Nile crocodiles eating some wildebeests as they cross. The water had dried up considerably so there was very little in the river. We did see crocs and hippos. We did see lions try to attack the wildebeests as they came down to the river to... More 

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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had unbelievable viewing experiences during the great migration. It was everything we had expected!

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Saw lots of animals resting in the shade by the waters edge and many species of bird life. We also found it easy to find a tranquil spot to just turn the engine off and enjoy the quiet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

..and of course, that place that is fixed in everyone's TV memory of where the great migration plunges into the croc filled river. Yes it looks just like it does on NatGeo. Since the Great Migration was not in the area, only the crocs were all hauled out on the banks of the crossing. Fascinating and huge.

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Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our expectations has been exceeded by 100%. The staff of AndBeyond made sure that our stay was totally unforgetable, we were treated as king and queen. Our "tent" was on the riverbank with hipos a stone throw away. The bird life is amazing an then the high light is the vast numbers or antelope lions and elephant on this endless... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is plenty of wildlife around the river - plenty of gazelle's chimps, vegetation, and buffalo. The Grumeti Reserve has a fairly smooth dirt road along the river.

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