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Grumeti River

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Address: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
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Great for Wildlife Watching

This river in Serengeti NP is a great place to watch wildlife come and go. There are, as you might imagine, lots of hippos and crocodiles to watch laze around in the sun, but also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amy B
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This river in Serengeti NP is a great place to watch wildlife come and go. There are, as you might imagine, lots of hippos and crocodiles to watch laze around in the sun, but also lots of other animals who pop along for a drink or to bathe.

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Iselin, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked on the bridge and saw so many hippos in the river. The river was full and water was flowing with crocs.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views I had of this river and the wildlife around it were just wonderful. We stayed at a resort that backed on to it, watched elephants drink and frolic whilst in outdoor showers, watched wildebeest try and cross and Giraffe come down and gracefully lower themselves to drink and hydrate. A brilliant experience we wont forget in a hurry,... More 

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Ludhiana, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are from India and other places seeing huge rivers,it can be a disappointment. The good thing is that you can wtch lot of wild animals crossing the river. you can find Hippos and crocodiles.

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Thank Sandeep D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Definitely something to be seen! Hypos resting on the river shore, crocks on the other side river bank, storks having a lunch ( little fish)...all of them, side by side!

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We saw a couple of different kinds of monkeys and many baboons around the river. We did not see any large animals at the river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This was an hour from the place we stayed. Had early game drive and will recommend to all ....enjoy your breakfast box with view of the river n action of hippos ....ask the driver were the river is not smelly Also recommend for bird viewing

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

What could be so special about another river? Nothing much except the fact that you are amidst the big 5 here. There are lunch spots maintained all over over Serengeti and so are here. When we visited, we could not cross the flooded Grumeti but we saw massive crocodiles sunbathing by the bank. A group of Hippos were bathing and... More 

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Safwa, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The grumeti river is a nice and popular destination for anyone visiting the serengeti , a lot of wildlife around there but just be aware of the tse tse flies around!!!

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The Grumeti River, during my four day stay in the Serengeti, was only crossable at the Grumeti airstrip on two days while for the other two days the water levels were so high, that any attempt to cross by car would have been sheer madness. Even in full flow were the hippo families visible and audible, and the crocs had... More 

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