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Serengeti Grumeti

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... is a very substantial wildlife reserve which is essentially an extension of the Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania.

The Grumeti Game Management Area (GMA), as it was formally known, is a government-owned sector of land which was previously used for hunting, but which was converted to photographic safari around 2009. The area is very similar in character to the main Serengeti reserve, being very much an extension of same ecosystem.

As with the Serengeti Central area, there is a good deal of resident wildlife year round, notably good populations of giraffes, zebras, impalas, elephants and lions.

The western side of this Serengeti Grumeti area is a very exclusive private reserve operated by Singita, one of the most upmarket safari operations in Africa, with a handful of very high quality small accommodation options offering a wide range of safari experiences including vehicle safari, night vehicle safari, walking safari and, notably, horse-back safari.

The eastern side of Grumeti contains around a dozen lodges owned by a range of medium and lower specification operators, most of whom use it as a lower cost base from which to raid into the Serengeti. There is also the substantial Robanda Village in the middle of the area, which considerably reduces its safari potential.

However the safari operators here are also free to offer night vehicle safari and walking safari, which are generally not possible inside the main reserve and we are generally finding that a stay out here at the end of a safari can make for a very pleasant change of pace.


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