Sabora is a super luxury permanent tented camp in the Singita owned Grumeti Reserve in the west of the Serengeti; it’s one of the top lodges in Tanzania and ideal for any Tanzania safari. The lodge sits right on the plains and during the months of May and June this area is covered in wildebeest as the migration passes through. The whole camp takes the feel of a traditional safari camp from the 1920’s, with antique furnishings and carefully designed, spacious tents. But Singita has certainly put its mark on the camp; with world class cuisine, great swimming pool and an unbeatable safari experience.
Singita Sabora Tented Camp - The Facts
SIngita Sabora is located in the private Grumeti Reseve, which is an exclusive game reserve attached to the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. There are only 3 properties in this whole game reserve - all owned by Singita - a world class Tanzania safari
company. It is possible to access the 3 properties in the reserve from Sasakwa airstrip and there are schedule flights from all over the North of Tanzania and Dar es Salaam.
The main area of the lodge is raised on a wooden platform, with tented dining areas and lounges packed with beautiful antique furniture. At the front is a large veranda with views as far as you can see across the Sabora plains and an area which is ideal for meals under the stars. There is a small swimming pool off to the side of the lodge.
The spacious guest tents are spread out with views onto the plains and decorated to the highest standard offering a very luxurious tented safari experience. The rooms are air conditioned with electricity and spacious bathrooms.
The Grumeti Reserve offers exclusive game viewing within the reserve in open sided vehicles. There is also walking safari upon request as well as excellent horse riding safaris. Off roading is also permitted allowing you to follow the wildlife through their natural habitat for the best photographic opportunities. Within the reserve Singita also offer a mobile luxury camping Serengeti Safari
experience - Singita Exolore.
Whilst visiting Singita in their Grumeti concession, it may also be a great idea to combine a camp here with a camp in the National Park itself (Singita Mara maybe?). With the migration moving throughout the year, the Grumeti region only sees the wildebeest arrive in June and leave by the middle of July meaning your window of opportunity is small. If however you are planning on visiting at another time of year, combining Singita Sabora with another camp would give you a brilliant experience.
The herds congregate on the Ndutu Plains from November through to March where an intense three weeks of calving occurs in February. From here the wildebeest travel North through the Seronera and Grumeti regions before arriving in Kogatende in July. Whilst Singita have their own property in the North, Singita Mara
, which is perfect for witnessing the awe-inspiring crossings seen in documentaries, the National Park does have restrictions on off-roading and it can become busy. That's why combining a National Park camp with a Singita lodge located in their private concession will give you a great blend of the wildebeest migration and exclusive and intimate sightings without too many restrictions.
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.