Singita are renowned across the world for their lavish and opulent safari lodges. With excellent guiding, stunning food and beautiful accommodation, there is nothing not to love about any of Singita’s properties. In this article we take a look at their properties in the Serengeti, Tanzania and give you an insight on the best time of year to visit and what would make a great Tanzania itinerary.
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The Serengeti is a magical place that epitomises an East African safari. With the year-round Great Wildebeest Migration and an abundance of other wildlife, it is one of the best safari destinations in the world. Although a trip to the Serengeti is often coupled with a trip to the Ngorongoro Crater, no-one would blame you for skipping the Crater and spending an extra few nights at one of Singita’s properties!
They have a handful of properties, yet the only camp not located in their own private concession is the Mara Tented Camp.
Their North-most camp sits alone on the banks of the Mara River and is aptly named for this reason. Located on the Lamai Triangle, the lodge offers stunning views across the meandering Mara River. The best time of year to visit is between July and October when the wildebeest head to the Kogatende region. Although the camp is not based in a private concession, being situated in the Lamai Wedge is almost like a private concession. There are only a couple of other camps here allowing you to maximise your time at sightings and ensuring that the river crossings are not swarming with other vehicles.
The camp itself is comprised of six tents, with two allowing for families to stay. The plunge pool and spa at the main area is a welcome addition and is the perfect place to soak up the sun and to be pampered during the middle of the day. With an age restriction of 10 years old, there is always a calm and sophisticated atmosphere.
Whilst Mara Tented sits alone in the Northern region of the Serengeti, it is the Grumeti region that is home to the five other Singita properties in the Serengeti. Located in their own private concession, the Singita properties ensure you have some of the most intimate and private wildlife viewing in the Serengeti. Their concession means that no other vehicles can enter that area allowing more freedom and less restrictions on game viewing activities. Here you can walk, off-road and night drive.
The migration generally passes through the Grumeti region from May through to July but staying at a Singita property in the Grumeti is not all about the migration. No matter the time of year, it makes the perfect addition to any Serengeti safari and we would recommend combining a Singita lodge with a camp in the National Park to get an all-round great experience.
Faru Faru and Sasakwa are the main Singita lodges in their concession and choosing between the two is certainly no easy task. Whilst Faru Faru is made up of nine rooms (including a two-bedroom suite with a private plunge pool), Sasakwa comprises of ten cottages and one hillside suite all with their own private plunge pool. Singita’s style and opulence can be found in every corner of the lodges, from the beautiful gourmet food, to the warm and friendly host, you can be sure of a memorable time no matter what lodge you choose.
If however a tented camp experience is what you are after, then Singita’s Sabora can offer this. This is by no means your normal camping trip though, Sabora offers the most luxurious glamping in the Serengeti that comes with every amenity one could wish for. With only nine rooms, you can be sure that your stay will be intimate and personal.
For those looking for Exclusive use properties, Singita have the Serengeti House and their Explore Camp.
Serengeti House can accommodate up to eight guests and is made up of four luxurious suites, a fitness centre, a spa, a twenty-five-metre swimming pool and private tennis court and pavilion. Complete with your own guide, chef and host, your days and meals can be tailor made to suit your exact needs. Whether you want to be out on game drive all day, or you want a lie in, anything is possible.
Explore Camp embodies the classic safari feel. It can accommodate six tented suites, but it is pitched and set up depending on the group size. Just like Serengeti House, staying here will guarantee you a private guide, chef and host and the camp also has the welcome addition of a plunge pool.
No matter what Singita property you choose, you can guarantee that the service, hospitality, and guiding will all be of the highest standard and when combined with the beautiful accommodation, you really cannot go wrong!
For more information about these properties, please contact us and chat to one of our Tanzania experts.