The scenery around andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp in Serengeti national park is very nice and what one is expecting from a game holiday.
The great part of this room is being able to see and hear the hippos.
The worst part of this room is that you’re so close to the hippos that you'll loose most of your sleep.
But I would choose this room category over the others as the reason one comes to Serengeti is to be close to animals.
This "And Beyond" tented camp is by the River Grumeti which is home to hippos who grunt, snort and frolic all day right in front of you!! Their noise could get to light sleepers at night.
At times they came and sat out on the banks of the river and we could watch them from the raised platform of the camp sit out.
The camp itself is located over a tributary of the Grumeti River, abounding with hippos who grunt loudly to welcome you!
The lounge and dining area are very tastefully designed overlooking the river. Dinner was served in a boma and the staff entertained us with some dancing and music.
The overall vibe of this place is very welcoming and make you feel at home amongst friends. John our butler served us well with a smile and was discreet but always available.
John the chef, worked overtime for us trying to get interesting new recipes .
A special mention about May Kobero, the camp manager, she is truly a darling. She made all the difference with her warm and gentleness and her efficient ways of getting things done.
Humphrey and Joseph were our guides, very friendly and truly knowledgeable.
Overall a wonderful experience. Just a note, during the rainy season I suggest flying into camp as sometimes the bridge leading up to the camp is sometimes flooded.
The airstrip is literally across the road from the camp and hence no problem at all.
I strongly recommend at least a two night stay here as the plains are very vast and game drives need more time