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Grumeti Game Reserve

Teeming Wildlife in the Grumeti Wildlife Reserve

The Grumeti Game Reserve

The Grumeti Game Reserve, or Grumeti Game Control Area is situated along the northwestern border of the Serengeti National Park. The Reserve is one of a handful of buffer zones put in place in recent years to provide a series of migration corridors to facilitate the movement of vast herds of wildebeest and zebra that define the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem itself…

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The current reality of African conservation dictates that an accommodation needs to be made between increasing human demans for space and resource, and the needs of the wildlife of the Serengeti/Mara Ecosystem

The Serengeti/Mara Eco-system

The Serengeti/Mara Eco-system is in broad terms the area defined by the Great Migration. This natural bio-zone is bordered in the south and east by the Great Rift Valley, in the north by the high grasslands and escarpments of southern Kenya, and in the west by the Lake Victoria basin. Vital to the continuation of the ecosystem is the free movement of the migratory herds. These are made up primarily of wildebeest, but include to a lesser extent zebra, Thompson\’s gazelle and eland.

In the 1920s the Serengeti National Park was defined. In later years adjustments were made. The Ngorongoro Crater Reserve was sectioned off and made into a mixed use area accessible to the pastoral Maasai, while the Maswa Game Reserve in the south, and the Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves in the north were added as buffer zones to protect the main Serengeti National Park from encroachment, and to be true to the concept of eco-tourism by including the community in the management and control of vital wildlife stocks.

As a consequence the Grumeti Game Reserve is a vital and unique area. Contained within it is the Grumeti River as a habitat, but also many pockets of human activity. If these are to be able to continue then a tangible benefit needs to be accrued from tourism. This is the key to the Eco Lodge Africa philosophy of travel. Complete inclusion and cooperation in conservation.

The Eco Lodge Africa Objective

Our key objective is the involvement of community members in the functioning of our properties. You will find on Eco Lodge Africa sites the use of community guides that offer for local wildlife experts alternative means of income from the wild herds than direct exploitation. Guiding is more lucrative than poaching. This we hope to prove to both travelers and local community members. In this way only can we contribute to the preservation of this unique area…