Fodor's Expert Review Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge

Serengeti National Park, Mara, Tanzania

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

Situated on the banks of a Grumeti River tributary, in the western corridor of the Serengeti Grumeti, is a hospitable, delightful camp that seamlessly mixes rustic safari tents with easy sophistication. The tents combine hues of wildebeest gray with natural stone and bone, as well as bleached cypress, creating a camp that is toned down and intimate but still retains a quirky flavor. They have an extended veranda for pleasurable dining under the stars. The service is flawless with a butler station at the back of each tent. There's an abundance of birdlife and game, especially when the migration passes through. As you settle in for the evening you'll hear the resident hippos munching outside the tents and grunting to one another.


  • hot air balloon experiences are a mere 15 minutes away
  • stellar service from staff and guides
  • great for hippo-viewing as the lodge overlooks the banks of the river


  • outdoor showers can be a bit chilly in the early mornings
  • river rooms will be close to the hippos and can be noisy during the night and early mornings
  • river does dry up during certain months of the year, plan accordingly




Phones: 11


9 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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