January 11, 2011
Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania has been singled out by Condé Nast Traveller UK as one of the Best Hotels in Africa, the Middle East & Indian Ocean region in its 6th Annual Gold List Awards.
With its first entrée onto the Gold List, Singita Grumeti was one of only three properties to be selected in the category ‘Best Hotels for Location’, in celebration of its awe-inspiring position along the Western Corridor of Tanzania’s legendary Serengeti. Also voted onto Condé Nast Traveller UK’s Gold List in this category were Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives, and the palatial Mena House Oberoi in Cairo, Egypt.
With an estimated readership of over 1 million readers worldwide, Condé Nast Traveller magazine is the foremost authority in unbiased travel and destination reporting, and globally renowned as one of the world’s leading travel magazines.
Selection was based on a combination of Editors’ Choices and the highest-ranking hotels in its Readers’ Travel Awards for 2010, who paid glowing tribute to Singita Grumeti Reserves, citing its X-factor as ‘the sensational soaring views of the Serengeti from Singita Sasakwa Lodge’ (its flagship lodge) and naming it ‘classic East Africa at its elevated best’. They went on to describe the accommodation at Singita Sasakwa Lodge as ‘most sumptuous’ and the tented suites at Singita Sabora Tented Camp as ‘ultra luxurious’ – a fitting tribute to Singita’s signature safari offering which epitomizes the last word in luxury.
Singita Sasakwa Lodge was voted amongst the World’s Top 3 Lodges in the respected French magazine, Hôtel&Lodge Travel Awards 2009, and Singita Grumeti Reserves was further honoured as one of only three finalists in the Conservation category of the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2010, selected by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) from among 60 overall entries representing more than 45 countries.
Singita Game Reserves is known for providing the most sophisticated safari experience in Africa. Comprising a portfolio of 9 individual lodges in 4 idyllic destinations in three countries in Africa it follows a low-impact, high value model which combines a high level of exclusivity with a world class experience in every facet of the safari experience. Among the many global accolades it has garnered since its inception in 1992 are significant awards for conservation and community projects, underscoring its status as an exemplary model for the new African eco-philanthropy.