Grumeti Reserve is a privately-owned conservation area that borders the western edge of the Serengeti. It is a less crowded park and a perfect place for nature lovers.
The reserve is also the ideal place to enjoy the spectacle that is the wildebeest migration as it lies on the path of the migrating animals. You will be treated to the best views while avoiding the crowds that would be seen in the Serengeti during this annual wonder.
But wildebeests are not the only animals to see here. All the big five of Africa, lions, leopards, elephants, rhino, and buffalo can be found here.
And the fun simply doesn’t end there. When you hear the name Singita, one thing should come to mind. That of luxury game drives and accommodation. The 162,000-hectare Grumeti reserve offers nature lovers with exclusivity unlike any other that you can find in the region.
The management ensures as little human footprint as possible with as few as 5 properties in the entire reserve. When you are out on a game drive, you can look around you and not see another vehicle. And for the best animal experience, the guides can drive close to the animals.
You will find plenty more to do at the Grumeti reserve such as hot air ballooning, nature walks, as well as night drives. What makes Grumeti reserve so special is that in most other reserves and parks, such activities are not allowed.
You can plan a trip to Grumeti reserve at any time but the best time of year to guarantee you plenty of animal action is during the months of June and July. During this time, huge herds of wildebeest attempt to cross the Grumeti river which is home to a large population of Nile crocodile who have been looking forward to the event all year.
The goal of the wildebeest is to get across to the neighboring country of Kenya where they can enjoy sweet grazing. However, during the months of September when the herds have moved to Kenya there is still a rich variety of wildlife to be spotted on the plains which include the zebra, elephant, Thompson's gazelle, and Grants gazelle.
If you scan the savannah you might even spot a predator moving in search of its next meal such as a cheetah or a lion.
If however, you plan to follow the migration, you can make use of the mobile tented camp, or stay at any of the deluxe lodges such as the Singita Serengeti House, Singita explore, Singita Sasakwa lodge, Singita Sabora tented camp, and the Singita faru faru river lodge. Some extra activities to enjoy during your stay may include horse riding, star gazing and biking.