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Grumeti River

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving close to the river provided an opportunity to see the changes in vegetation that are the result of the river. Very interesting.

Thank val-mn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful river full of wildlife, in it and all around . Hippos everywhere, but also elephants, wildebeests , zebras etc. A very important part of Serengeti life and one of the reasons the animals are so plentiful.

Thank judyajohnson
Reviewed October 17, 2017

The day we were there the wildlife was quite active. We saw several feedings ongoing, crocs fighting, many hippos. We had a great outing that day

Thank bubbamd
Reviewed October 7, 2017

In the distance you can see a couple of hippos and maybe an alligator, perhaps some African buffalo getting a drink. There's a rustic potty here and a walkway to see the hippo pool. Be careful, our guide came running when he realized there was...More

Thank Charlotte V
Reviewed September 12, 2017

You will find plenty of them here.. Also good to see the crossing if you are in the right season. Best time to be here is in the wet season..

Thank aashaymandrekar
Reviewed September 3, 2017

You can't see the river without visiting the park. As I went during dry season, there was not much to see. I'm planning to return just after the rainy season so I can take full advantage of the wildlife viewing at that time.

Thank Carol A
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Great to stop and view the hippos or maybe even a croc! The river was a bit low when we were there but quite an experience.

Thank vesperado
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Our guide drove several places along the Grumeti River and we were able to see Hippo pools and Crocs. The interesting thing about the Hippos in the Grumeti, from my perspective, is that the Hippos seem to live in the mud and the water. I...More

Thank rogerjm
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

The Grumeti River is used on the annual migration but can be drier as it was when we were there. Lions will use its brush for shade. Smaller pools will be used by hippos, and other animals will use the brush for hiding and food....More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed August 4, 2017

So much wildlife-- unbelievable number of hippos, giant crocs, birds and other animals along the river. Lions and leopards nearby, animals drinking-- this is what it's all about!

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Response from VictorSteiner | Reviewed this property |
This doesn't look like a real question. It's an excuse for Kibo Trekking to put an advertisement up. When my family went on Safari in Tanzania, we went with Africa Dream Safari. They were fantastic and didn't have to resort... More