Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings

Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings : One of the best episodes of the Great Wildebeest migration to witness is the river crossings, The Great Migration is a natural phenomenon happen every year with about 2 million animals following the rains on a death-defying journey of approximately 3,000 kilometers.

While on on a Great Migration safari in Serengeti national park, below are the best place to stay at during a Great Migration safari

  1. Singita Faru Faru Lodge

Singita Faru Faru is a beautiful safari lodge built on a hill overlooking the Grumeti River and is set a long side the Grumeti River in their own private game reserve, the Gruemti River is a key location for wildebeest crossings.

Singita Faru Faru Lodge offer splendid views over the river and greatly caters for every creature’s comfort, the lodge features 2 swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, babysitting services and activities tailor-made to suit each member of the family.

Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings
Singita Faru Faru Lodge

All the suites are air – conditioned, have large panoramic windows allowing vistas without leaving the comfort of your bed. The suites also have Swarovski telescopes which help you spot wildlife in the endless plains of Serengeti national park. Visitors who feel like painting or sketching a once –in- a lifetime momento , they are provided with watercolors and pencils

  Singita Faru Faru Lodge also features understated elegance, contemporary décor and design

Best Time to see the Migration at Singita Faru Faru Lodge

  • May – July


Serengeti national park, Tanzania

  1. Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp  is set on the banks of a tributary of the Grumeti River which is a location for the wildebeest migration’s river crossings occurring between May and July.

Grumeti Serengeti Tented camp features safari-chic tents all boasting private verandas with frontage to the river and its  seasonal pools which are loved by the schools of hippos, this area is also known for its big lions  prides .

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is loved for

  • the resident hippos that can be seen in seasonal pools in front of tents
  • feeling of exclusivity as there are few other lodges in the area
  • it is possible to encounter big lion prides and hyena clans
  • the camp offers Hot air balloon safaris providing bird’s eye view of the migrating herds, Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings.
  • This camp is suitable for families even with children

 Best time to see the migration at Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

  • May – July

Location of the Camp

  1. Sayari Camp

Sayari Camp is a luxury camp in Serengeti national park situated in a prime location to witness the Wildebeest migration‘s rip – roaring crossing over Mara River infested with crocodiles. From the camp, visitors enjoy exquisite views and there is an amazing swimming pool to soak in. from the rim of the swimming pool you might spot elephants and the stroll by.

Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings
Sayari Camp

Sayari camp’s tented suites are spacious featuring mahogany floors, walk in showers, generous bathtubs and verandas where you can laze away the  evening with a book in your hand.

Sayari Camp is loved by tourists because of its prime location enabling tourists to see the dramatic Mara River crossing, the very spacious tents with en suite bathrooms and solar powered micro – brewery which is the first of its kind in the bush. This micro brewery produces unique beers and sparkling water.

 Sayari Camp is a suitable accommodation option for families with kids older than 5 years.

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Best time to see the Migration: at June – October

  1. Kuria Hills Lodge

Kuria Hills Lodge is a beautiful safari lodge located in the northern Serengeti’s remote Wogakuria hills, the lodge is a true definition of safari elegance with its contemporary design. The lodge is situated in close proximity to the Mara River, a natural border separating Serengeti national park and Masai Mara national reserve the centre stage for the Wildebeest migration spectacular and deadly Mara river crossings.

Kuria Hills Lodge sits in an incredibly scenic region featuring open woodland and tree-lined streams that attract a variety of animals throughout the year .

Kuria Hills Lodge is loved by tourists on a  great migration safari because of its gorgeous views from glass-fronted tented suites. Private plunge pools, discretely located tents among granite boulders for privacy and the close location to the Mara River for Migration crossings.

Kuria Hills Lodge is suitable for families with kids under 12

Best time to see the Migration at Kuria Hills Lodge

  • June – October
  1. Lamai Serengeti Camp

Lamai Serengeti camp is a beautiful lodge situated on elevated grounds of Kogakuria Kopjes over the Serengeti plains with incredible views and near the wildebeest crossing points at the Mara River. The camp boasts boosts jaw – dropping views gazing over the Serengeti plains, this elegant camp offers comfort and convenience to tourists on a Great migration safari while preserving an eco-friendly ethos, Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings.

Lamai Serengeti Camp is loved because its location suitable near wildebeest crossing points at the Mara River , healthy concentrations of lions, leopard and buffaloes that can be seen all year round, bush walks through small valets, river lines and rocky outcrops that visitors can do during their stay at the camp.

Lamai Serengeti camp is suitable for families with kids over 8 years

Best time to see the migration

  • June – October
  1. Mara River Tented Camp

Mara River Tented Camp another splendid accommodation in Serengeti national park and one of the best accommodations to stay at during The Great wildebeest migration safari in Serengeti national park. The tented camp is located on the dramatic bend in the Mara River offering unrivalled viewing of the wildebeest river crossings, in the Lamai Triangle o f Serengeti. Because its location, the camp offers excellent game viewing throughout the year and puts visitors in the front seats for the Migration’s river crossings spectacle.

Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings
Mara River Tented Camp

Mara River Tented Camp is loved because of its year – round concentrations of big cats and elephants in the area, extensive cellar with rare and premium wines and special kid’s activities like how to track animals, astronomy and bush survival techniques, Best Places to Stay to See the River Crossings.

Mara River Tented Camp is suited for families with children aged 10 years and older

Best time to see the Migration while staying at Mara River Tented Camp

  • June–October
  1. Serengeti Bushtops

Serengeti Bushtops is a luxury tented camp and one of very few permanent camps in northern Serengeti ideal for a rewarding Serengeti Migration safari, the camp is a 5 star oasis one to rest at after watching thousands of wildebeest thunder across the Mara River.

The camp has private hot hub you can soak in while watching the setting sun painting the Africa sky hues of amber, your stay at the camp is complemented by Bushtop’s glorious cuisine, superb wines and attentive service.

Serengeti Bushtops is loved because of its prime location near the Mara River, spacious Tents with large private decks and amazing safari excursions and bush lunches.

Serengeti Bushtops is suited for couples and honeymooners

Best time to see the migration while staying at Serengeti Bushtops

  • June – October.

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