Grumeti Game Reserve is located next to Tanzania’s famous Serengeti National Park. It covers over 140,000 hectares and forms an important part of the ecosystem encompassing the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This region is the location of the Great Migration, and home to a thrilling range of predators and herbivores.
The big five & other wildlife of Grumeti Game Reserve
Even outside the Great Migration months, we really rate Grumeti. All Big Five are in residence here! As far as predators are concerned, you can look out for cheetah, hyenas, jackals, wild dog, serval, and caracal. The herbivore count includes wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, eland, kudus, bushbuck, waterbuck, and a fine assortment of antelopes overall. The Grumeti river certainly sees its fair share of bloody encounters thanks to the resident crocodiles!
The birdlife of Grumeti is also pretty amazing. From raptors to waterbirds, songbirds to owls, there is no shortage of feathery friends here! Avocets, bee-eaters, canaries, doves… bring your binocs and see if you can find a bird for every letter of the alphabet. And don’t forget your camera too!
Activities in Grumeti
- Unsurprisingly, activities in this wildlife-rich reserve focus on wildlife viewing, through game drives and walking safaris.
- At some properties you can also enjoy community visits.
- Other experiences on offer include anti-poaching observation post visits, archery, and a range of things to do for children – such as nature walks, arts and crafts, baking with lodge chefs, and frogging! There really is a lot to do.
- All the properties in the reserve have a great team of guides available, so you are guaranteed fantastic sightings of all the wildlife.
If you are interested in a trip to Grumeti, please contact a member of our team today. We’ll be happy to start planning a very special safari with you.