Wildlife Division: Grumeti Game Reserve

Grumeti Game Reserve

Grumeti Game Reserve was gazetted in 1994. It lies on the extensive plains north west of the Serengeti National Park with Robana River forming a boundary between the reserve and surrounding villages to the north. The reserve covers an area of 2,000 km2 and forms part of larger Serengeti Masai Mara ecosystem, where wildebeest migration is a common phenomenon between July and October.

Important ritual sites in the reserve occasionally visited by communities include kawanga, Mbereko, Nyiberekela and Bulegero.

It experiences two rainy season occurring in march to may (long rains) and September to December (Sort rains) Maximum temperature ranges from 27oC  - 28oC in October to March while minimum temperature is 13 in may to August . The most suitable time to visit the reserve is from June to October and January to February.

The reserve has same wildlife species as those found in Ikorongo Game reserve Roan and Sable antelope are rarely sighted.

The reserve can be accessed by road from Serengeti National Park, Bunda and Mugumu township approximately 1 hr 45 minutes drive or by air from Arusha to Seronera and Forty Ikoma Airstrip (Approximately 1hr 30min flight).