The ultimate in luxury ‘mobile’ tented camps in Tanzania; Singita Explore is an exclusive tented camp within the Singita Grumeti Reserve in the west of the Serengeti. The camp can be set up from two to six tents but always on an exclusive basis. During the Migration in May and June this is arguably the best tented camp to experience the huge herds moving this area of the Serengeti.
Singita Explore - The Facts
Singita is Synomonous super luxury within Africa, the food, guiding and service are all great here but the camp is certainly more of a stripped down version and aiming to give you an authentic under canvas Tanzania safari
There are actually 2 Explore camps, located at 2 of 5 sites in the 350,000 acres of private reserve meaning the only people you see are Singita Guests. The Camps are moved at the discretion of the Explore manager to give guests the best possible wildlife experience for the time of year. The camp can be booked on its own or in a combination with the parent lodges; Sasakwa, Sabora and Faru Faru. The best way of getting to the reserve is on light aircraft on schedule flights from Arusha.
The Tents are simple but finished to a high standard with authentic Tanzania safari
canvas furniture, depending on your group size the staff will set up the relevant number of tents. Meals are taken in the mess tent or outside next to the camp fire.
Singita's main activity is game driving in open sided vehicles but walking safaris, night game drives and horse safari can also be arranged. Essentially, being a Singita product, they will do everything they possibly can to accommodate exactly what you would like to do and for an adventurious Tanzania honeymoon
, it's a great choice.
A typical Northern Tanzania itinerary would see you head to the Ngorogoro Crater before flying into the Serengeti. Whilst the Crater is extremely famous, it can become very busy and the crowds do become tiresome. If you have the choice between more nights in the Serengeti or the Crater, choose the Serengeti! Due to Singita's private concession, it is perfect to combine with another camp in the National Park itself.
With the migration moving throughout the year - from November to March it is located on the Ndutu Plains in the South of the park before moving North and West from March through to June. July sees the herds arrive in the Kogatende region and where you will see some of the epic river crossings that have been documented so well. So if you are planning on travelling during a time when the herds don't enter the Singita concession, combining Singita Explorer with a migration camp (Singita Mara maybe?) that is located where the migration is, can make for the perfect blend.
After an exciting safari at Singita, there are some great options for beach retreats only a couple of hours away. From the island of Mnemba to the high-class hotels of Zanizbar, nothing quite compares to sipping a cool drink on the beach to relax after your safari.
The island of Zanzibar is full of hotels, however you need to be careful when choosing where to stay. Much of the island is tidal so the beaches are sometimes not what one would expect. The hotels Xanadu
and White Sands
offer some beautiful villas for honeymoons and larger villas for families where every amentiy one could wish for is provided. Zuri
is however the hotel with the best beach. It is a non-tidal part of the coast meaning you can spend all day laying on the glistening white sand or splashing in the ocean. The numerous swimming pools and bars also make for great entertainment throughout the day.
Make sure you contact one of our Tanzania experts about the best places to stay in the Serengeti and on Zanzibar to see what would best suit you.