Singita Grumeti

Grumeti | December 2019

We’ve had some tremendous rain which is fantastic for the reserve and its occupants. Yet, despite the wet weather and the challenging conditions, the Grumeti Reserve simply cannot disappoint with wildlife viewings. Our sightings continue to take our breath away each and every day!

Here’s a sightings snapshot for December:


  • A total of 116 individual sightings were recorded this month.
  • The Butamtam and Nyasirori prides have provided some excellent viewing.


  • A total of 39 individual sightings were recorded this month.
  • The leopard sightings have really been considerable. A mother and two 9-month-old youngsters have been viewed regularly, close to the German Bridge, Grumeti River. A second mother and two younger cubs, of 5-months-old, have been observed regularly on the Grumeti North drainage offering some fantastic viewing for guests.


  • A total of 35 individual sightings recorded this month.


  • A total of 47 individual sightings were recorded this month.
  • The elephant herds have spread out far and wide with all the bountiful food and water.


  • The Rhino naturalisation process continues to go well. Not without its challenges however, as with so much rain over the reserve it is making it a little difficult for some individuals to settle. Generally, the animals are in great shape, although still slowly finding their feet in their new environment, and progress is good. It is absolutely magnificent to see these creatures back where they belong. A real privilege!


  • A total of 141 spotted hyena were sighted this month.

Buffalo and plains game

  • A total of 128 individual sightings of buffalo were recorded this month.
  • We have experienced great numbers of buffalo and eland out on the lush grasslands at this time, and good zebra and topi numbers up on the Nyasirori high ground.


Read the full wildlife report here: Singita Grumeti Wildlife Report December 2019