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The Lodge at Serengeti Grumeti

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9/10

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Highlights

- Stunning waterside location
- Game drives, balloon rides
- Day trips to Lake Victoria
- &Beyond property

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Overview

The Lodge at Grumeti Serengeti is located on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River on the western side of the Seregenti National Park, Tanzania. The famed wildebeest migration passes through from June to July and there is a rich abundance of year-round resident wildlife, including colobus monkeys, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah. Accessible via light aircraft to the Grumeti airstrip, the camp is truly remote. Note that it is only a 5-minute drive away from the airstrip, meaning that the odd plane might briefly disturb the camp’s peace during the late morning; however, nothing can really detract from the enjoyment of this wonderful lodge.

The camp belongs to the &Beyond portfolio, renowned for their stylish, comfortable properties and seamless service. The main areas have a fresh and vibrant feel. There is an open-fronted sitting and dining space, as well as a delightful domed bar. The spacious decking offers fabulous views of the river and there is an unheated rim-flow swimming pool.

The accommodation comprises 10 elegant safari tents spaced out along the river bank. Each tent has an en-suite toilet and shower, plus an attractive stone outdoor shower and sliding doors which open out onto shaded private decking with lovely views. All rooms have a ‘gym in a bag’ and in-room massage is available on request.

Activities comprise breath-taking game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles with canvas canopies. The Grumeti River provides a permanent water source, so the area is particularly rich in plains game and predators, and the birdlife is spectacular. Balloon safaris and day trips to Lake Victoria can also be arranged.

Children are welcome, and all young visitors receive the camp’s ‘WILDchild’ welcome pack, informing them about local wildlife and culture. Children aged 6-11 can participate in game drives at the lodge manager’s discretion, but those of 5 years and younger are unable to participate unless a private safari vehicle is booked at additional cost. There is a family suite consisting of two luxury tents interconnected by an enclosed walkway which can accommodate up to two adults and three children. It may also be possible for triple rooms to be set up for parents who wish to share a room with children aged 16 or younger. Childminding is available for an additional fee. Note that animals are free to roam through camp and although they are unlikely to approach tents or humans, children of all ages must remain under constant parental supervision.

The Lodge at Grumeti Serengeti has a rustic yet sophisticated feel. The tasteful décor and seamless service are second-to-none and although there is a price tag to match, any visitor in search of an authentic safari experience combined with charming accommodation and a spot of indulgence will not be disappointed.

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  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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