This "And Beyond" tented camp is by the River Grumeti which is home to hippos who grunt, snort and frolic all day right in front of you!! Their noise could get to light sleepers at night. At times they came and sat out on the banks of the river and we could watch them from the raised platform of the camp sit out. Meals in the sit out were delightful as there were a plethora of wild visitors. We spotted herds of Impalas, Babboons, Wildebeests, Warthhogs (besides hippos) on the other side of the river as they came to graze or drink water or simply pass by!! The tents are large & spacious with window openings through which we saw a variety of small birds and animals. The staff is very friendly, gracious and extremely efficient. The camp also organizes trips to Lake Victoria and hot air balloon rides (a bit steep) over the spectacular plains of Serengeti, besides the regular jeep safaris. A hippo stood outside our tent for a full 10 minutes and we had to wait with our escort for it to leave before we could get in !!!! Our daughter fell in love with our ranger, Killian, who was amazing with her and even taught her a Tanzanian song besides fulfilling her curosity about the wildlife we encountered. We were very well taken care of and loved our stay at Grumeti.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The playful andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp lies right in the path of the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. This area is also home to exceptional year-round resident wildlife. The spacious and delightfully colourful tents are shaded by tall evergreen trees and, each night, the calls of hippo provide a nightly serenade. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grumeti River Camp Hotel Serengeti National Park