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Grumeti Wildlife Reserve

Teeming Wildlife in the Grumeti Wildlife Reserve

The Grumeti Wildlife Reserve

The Grumeti Area* is situated along the north western 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…

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 Wildlife 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 Grumeti Migration Camp philosophy of travel. Complete inclusion and cooperation in conservation.

Our Objective

Our key objective is the involvement of community members in the functioning of our properties. At Grumeti Migration Camp we employ members of the local community and develop their skills as guides or camp staff and place emphasis on to the preservation of this unique area…

The camp maintains a simplistic and authentic African style as well as an Eco- aware approach, leaving the centre stage to the pristine wilderness that encompasses our wild paradise. Every care has been taken in the design and construction of Grumeti Migration Camp to ensure that the highest standards of sustainability and environmental sensitivity are applied. Our use of solar power systems and the subtly integrated building structures ensure a minimal impact on the surrounding environment.