Join us at Simbavati Grumeti and Experience true Africalm



Wildlife magnified

Within Tanzania’s renowned northern safari circuit, Simbavati Grumeti is at home on the open plains between the Serengeti National Park and the Grumeti River.

It is on these acacia dotted plains that multitudes of wildlife
congregate all year round in a game viewing

These plains also play host to vast herds of wildebeest, which assemble during their annual migration and move between the north and south of the Serengeti National Park. You may also be lucky enough to see buffalo, giraffe, lion and other wildlife from your tent and the lodge.

Why we love it

Views of the plains

Breathtaking views of the acacia dotted plains from all rooms, with the Grumeti River passing by

Wildlife experience

The Great Wildebeest Migration passing between June and July as well as resident big cats and huge herds of of plains game throughout the year.

Family friendly

Caters equally for both couples and families with special appeal for each.

Variety of activities

Revel in daily safari drives, bush walks, breakfast in the bush, spa treatments and night drives


Luxury Safari Tents with Game-Viewing Decks

Twelve  luxury safari tents have a king-sized bed (which can be converted to twin), en-suite bathroom with outdoor showers, ample storage space, viewing deck and views over the plains.

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Getting There

Simbavati Grumeti

Fly to Fort Ikoma airstrip and have a short transfer to the lodge (approximately a 20 minutes transfer) 

Fly to Seronera airstrip and have a game drive in Serengeti National Park to the lodge ( approximately 2 hours transfer, Serengeti National Park fees payable) 

Drive from Arusha ( approximately 355 kilometers) to Simbavati Grumeti

Coordinates: Latitude 2.1466 S Longitude 34.5898 E



Eleven luxury safari tents have a king-sized bed (which can be converted to twin), en-suite bathroom with outdoor showers, ample storage space, viewing deck and views over the plains.


Two family tents have a king-sized bed (which can be converted to twin), second bedroom with twin beds, en-suite bathroom with outdoor showers, ample storage space, viewing deck and views over the plains.

In- room Facilities

  • Private viewing deck
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities
  • Bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, double vanity
  • Complimentary eco-friendly amenities
  • Mini-safe for storing valuables 
  • Laundry service – laundry bag in room


2023-24 Rates


Room TypeMax GuestBasis 1 Nov 2023 – 19 Dec 2023 1 Jun 2023 – 31 Oct 2023
20 Dec 2023 – 7 Jan 2024
Family Tent
(2 tents)
2 Adults + 2 ChildrenSharing pp
3rd/4th person
Luxury Safari Tent
(11 tents)
2 AdultsSharing pp

* Full Board rates are available on request from our reservations team


Game package 

Accommodation, all meals, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines), scheduled open vehicle game drives, walking safaris (must be pre-booked), one night game drive per two night stay

Return shared transfers to / from Fort Ikoma Airstrip


Game package 

All other drinks, babysitting, private transfers or transfers not to / from Fort Ikoma Airstrip, flying doctors / medical evacuation insurance, flights and airport taxes, gratuities, laundry service, other items of a personal nature

Park fees, camping fees, tourism development levy and any other conservation fees if applicable

Child Policy

Children 6 years and older are welcome

Between 6 – 11 years: 50% of per person sharing rate when sharing with parents in a family tent

• 12 years & older sharing with parents in a family tent: 3rd/4th person rate applicable

  • All reservations require a 10% deposit upon booking confirmation, to be paid within 7 days.
  • Final payment is due 15 days prior to your arrival (Flexible Covid-19 Policy – see below).
  • We reserve the right to cancel the booking if deposit or final payment is not received at the appropriate time.
  • For last minute reservations, full payment is required upon confirmation
  • All requests, confirmations and cancellations are only valid if in writing. Please ensure you receive acknowledgment of cancellation from our Reservations Department.
  • Provisional bookings will only be held for 7 days; or 48 hours within 7 days of arrival or if Reservations specifies due to high demand. Thereafter the booking will automatically be released.
  • We reserve the right to amend/change rates on this website without prior notice. Or to request 2 nights’ minimum stay during our Festive or other Peak seasons.
  • We strongly recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights throughout the year.
  • We accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards. Alternatively, you can settle via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Unfortunately, we don’t accept American Express or Diner’s Club.

 Flexible Covid-19 Cancellation Policy – (valid until 31 December 2022*)

We understand that these are very uncertain times. So we have put flexibility at the heart of everything we do. We want you to feel comfortable booking with Simbavati, knowing that your money is safe if Covid-19 circumstances change

Free cancellation up to 15 days before arrival.

Covid 19 Cancellation Policy

  • Final payment is currently due only 15 days prior to arrival.
  • Up to 15 days prior to arrival: no cancellation fees (Any deposit is refundable, minus bank charges.)
  • Less than 15 days prior to arrival: 90% cancellation fee
  • Please note that a 100% cancellation fee will be charged if you decide to depart early while staying with us.

Last Minute changes (within 15 days) due to Covid-19

We are aware that, occasionally, last-minute changes may be needed due to Covid-19, such a suddenly-imposed ‘travel decree’ or personal covid-19 diagnosis. Please outline the specific circumstances to us.

Please note: In the case of an SA travel ban, an official ban in country of residence, or personal Covid-19 diagnosis, we will offer 100% refund or postponement.

In the case of other personal Covid 19 issues, please chat to us. We are happy to hold your payment as a credit towards future travel.

Please see our detailed Flexibile Covid-19 Policy for more detail.

* We reserve the right to amend the Covid-19 cancellation policy earlier if WHO declares the pandemic is over.

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is from 14:30.

You are welcome to arrive earlier, and make use of our swimming pool or other facilities.

We try to accommodate early arrivals, subject to room availability. Unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed, if the room was occupied on the previous night.


Check-out is prior to 11:00 on the day of departure.

Again, we try to accommodate late check-outs, subject to room availability. Unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed, if the room is booked for the evening. If we are unable to accommodate a late check-out, we will happily store your luggage whilst you enjoy our facilities.


The Full Board & Activity/Game drive price includes lunch (served from 1pm to 2.30pm) either on the day of arrival or on departure.

If you wish to have lunch on both arrival and departure days, there will be an extra charge for the second lunch.

Conservation Fees

Please contact our reservations team for updated conservation fees

Simbavati Grumeti takes children of 6 years upwards

Simbavati Grumeti is in a malarial area so we recommend that you take anti-malaria prophylaxis. Mosquitos are less prevalent in the winter.

We also recommend anti-mosquito repellent to stop you from getting bitten.


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Get in Contact



Reservations: +27 87 151 4520