Fall asleep to the sounds of hippos grunting from the nearby Grumeti River. Accommodations consist of twenty (20) luxurious suites under canvas tucked along the hippo laden Grumeti River and a well-appointed lounge and dining area perched high above on a hilltop. Intimate accommodations, great food, friendly service, entertaining hippos and an authentic bush feel combine to form the ideal place from which to explore the Lobo River Valley of the North Serengeti.
North Serengeti near the Upper Grumeti Woodlands, Lobo Valley, and Bologonja Springs
June, July, August, September, October, and November
Private Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Sundowners & Bonfires
Hippo, Elephant, Giraffe, Lion, Leopard, Impala, Baboon, Klipspringer, Topi, Buffalo, Steinbok
Upon making the descent from the ridge of the Great Rift escarpment, the first of the unique habitats you will encounter as you enter the northern edge of the park is the jungle like groundwater forest.
Nurtured by a permanent supply of ground water from the area’s high water table, a dense evergreen forest of mahogany trees and wild date palms tower overhead. Gnarled vines and mossy cover drape their branches, giving the forest an ancient and mysterious allure. Sunlight filters through the leafy canopy of foliage and dances over a verdant carpet of wild hibiscus, ginger, and other leafy plants that thrive in the moisture and shadows below.
Abundant freshwater springs spill out from the wall of the Great Rift Valley, and moisture seeps from the volcanic rock into the water table just below the surface of the earth.
Beautiful Antiaris and Quinine trees shoot up through the canopy from the forest floor, stretching their leafy arms to the heavens.