andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is now open!

June 6th, 2022

The newest lodge from conservation-led travel company andBeyond is now open in a remote corner of the Serengeti known for Great Migration river crossings and very large local lion prides (consisting of between 20 and up to 60 lions).

Today, andBeyond  Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp opens its doors to guests! With interior design by long-time andBeyond collaborator Fox Browne Creative and architectural design by Jack Alexander, the classical tented camp look is redefined in a form that will least impact the natural landscape. The contemporary and rustic spaces were made to bring guests closer to the surroundings, such as the nearby pool particularly popular with hippos, as well as the river drawing a constant flow of wildlife. Drawing inspiration from the natural setting, the main guest areas form a single sweeping arc following the contours of the river with a series of sitting and dining areas that flow naturally together. The large suites are made of canvas, banana fiber and hardwood cladding with deep baths and indoor showers, with outdoor decks and private plunge pools. All buildings were made with lightweight steel frames, canvas, and sustainably sourced local hardwood, allowing them to float over the landscape without the need for heavy concrete foundations and slabs.



As with all andBeyond projects, sustainability will be key in the rebuild and the new lodge will include a 130kWh solar system, which will allow it to run on 80% renewable energy. All hot water systems will also be replaced with brand new, energy efficient ones. Wastewater from the laundry will be recycled for other use and rainwater will be harvested for the swimming pools, while brand new technology will be installed to monitor underground water levels and ensure borehole capacity is not exceeded.



There are several new experiences including walking safaris and complimentary daily yoga classes.


Rates start at $1,080 per person sharing.


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andBeyond designs personalized high-end tours in 13 countries in Africa, five in Asia and four in South America, offering discerning travelers a rare and exclusive experience of the world as it should be. andBeyond owns and operates 29 extraordinary lodges and camps in iconic safari, scenic and island destinations in Africa and South America. This enables them to positively impact more than 9 million acres of wildlife land and over 1,800 miles of coastline. Established in 1991, andBeyond strives to leave our world a better place than we found it through their ethos of care of the land, wildlife and people, and the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences.


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