Category Archives: Experience

Eating al fresco at Singita Serengeti’s tented camps

November 25, 2015 - Cuisine,Experience,Lodges and Camps,Singita Explore,Singita Grumeti,Singita Sabora Tented Camp

Singita’s three tented safari experiences in Tanzania, Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Singita Explore and Singita Mara River Tented Camp, offer visitors to the Serengeti an intimate and authentic safari adventure that allows them to rough it in great style. November is typically very green and lush in this area, with brief afternoon thunder storms rolling across the plains (the perfect time for a nap!) and slightly cooler temperatures. After a bright, sunny morning on game drive, the midday meal is an event in itself, celebrating local produce and culinary creativity. Today we are sharing two recipes from the lunch table that are ideally eaten in the shade of a poolside umbrella or beneath a leafy acacia.

Singita's tented camps in the Serengeti

Steeped in character, Singita Sabora Tented Camp is an intimate 1920s-style explorer’s camp, permeated by a sense of nostalgic adventure. Guests are served light and refreshing meals around the swimming pool that overlooks the grassy savannah. The menu often includes delicious, crunchy salads made from ingredients grown in the kitchen garden, like this mouthwatering dish made from cured salmon and homegrown veggies:

Singita's tented camps in the Serengeti

Broccoli, Fennel and Smoked Salmon Salad
with an orange and mustard dressing


Ingredients – what you will need:
½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp mustard
20g dill chopped
20g coriander chopped
1 tsp cumin ground

Method – what to do:
1. In a small bowl, mix the mustard, orange juice and herbs.
2. Add the oil slowly to the orange juice and whisk continuously. The dressing should thicken up and achieve a syrupy consistency.
3. Chill in the fridge until you are ready to use it.


Ingredients – what you will need:
200g Smoked salmon
300g Broccoli florets
1 Fennel bulb
50g Toasted almond flakes
50g Microherbs or rocket

Method – what to do:
1. Blanch the broccoli florets by placing them in boiling water for one minute and then quickly chilling them in an ice-cold bowl of water. Set aside
2. Slice thin shavings of fennel with a mandolin or small, sharp knife
3. Remove the broccoli from the ice bath and pat dry
4. Add the vegetables to a bowl with the smoked salmon. Try arranging the salmon into “roses” for an extra flourish!
5. Scatter the toasted almond flakes and add microherbs over the top
6. Drizzle with your orange and mustard dressing

Singita's tented camps in the Serengeti

A private use camp on the plains of the Serengeti, Singita Explore is a return to the simplicity and authenticity of safari life but with a thoroughly modern sensibility. The camp is particularly appealing to those in search of an opportunity to connect up-close with the earth and wildlife in a way they have never done before. This more rugged environment lends itself to plenty of cooking around the open fire, and the menu features all manner of smoked, grilled, roasted and wood-fired dishes. One such example is this baked cheese appetizer:

Singita's tented camps in the Serengeti

Creamy Fire-Roasted Camembert
with sweet and sticky tomatoes

Ingredients – what you will need:
1 Camembert round
1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
3 rosemary sprigs
barbecue spice
olive oil
balsamic reduction

Method – what to do:
1. Make a lovely wood fire (or use a stove if you don’t happen to have an African grassland nearby!)
2. In a bowl, sprinkle the tomatoes with the barbecue spices and toss together with some olive oil
3. Put your uncovered camembert in the centre of a cast iron pan and arrange the tomatoes around the cheese
4. Place your sprigs of rosemary between the tomatoes and the cheese
5. Place the pan onto some of the amber coals and allow to heat up, until the camembert just starts breaking through the skin
6. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the whole dish and serve warm with freshly baked rosemary bread

Spanning nearly 450,000 acres of untouched wilderness, Singita Grumeti and Singita Lamai together form part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Both concessions are ideally positioned on the renowned migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest, and offer guests an unparalleled safari experience year-round. Please visit our website to find out more»

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Get to Know Us: Shopping on Safari at Singita Boutique & Gallery

November 23, 2015 - Did You Know?,Experience

Who says shopping on safari has to be limited to a tiny curio shop selling knick-knacks like post cards and key rings? At Singita, the shopping experience continues to stay on the cutting edge of luxury, boasting well-made items with distinctive character. Stylish resort-wear and safari apparel, art, décor, designer jewellery, decadent spa products (and even the basic necessities), make the Singita Boutique & Gallery a sought-after retail destination.

Singita Boutique & Galleries

Kim Peter, General Manager and Buyer at Singita Trading Stores, has lent her expertise to managing, procuring and designing for the Boutique & Gallery for the past 19 years. Here she shares great insight into what makes the shopping experience at Singita truly matchless:

Talk us through how the Boutique & Gallery has progressed over the years?

The Boutique & Gallery started off as very tiny parts of the Singita Ebony and Boulders lodges. In our effort to evolve with the needs of our guests, we then decided to build a beautiful “home in the African bush”, which is the current Boutique & Gallery at Singita Sabi Sand. Thereafter, when Singita Lebombo Lodge was opened, we created a similar experience for Singita Kruger National Park. Singita then moved into East Africa, and the Boutique & Gallery followed with showrooms at Singita Sasakwa and Faru Faru lodges, and Sabora Tented Camp.

Singita Boutique & Galleries

What do you love most about your job?

I love that I’m involved in the challenging business aspect, as well as the creative facet of the Boutique & Gallery. I’m extremely proud of the unique shopping experience that has been created at Singita. 

What’s your best shopping-on-safari tip?

If you love it, buy it! You’re not likely to find these rare and bespoke items again. Also, they’ll be special reminders of your trip once you’re back home.

Singita Boutique & Galleries

Which of the community-crafted goods are most popular amongst the guests?

When each lodge is opened we find a colour palette and design that best suits the style of that specific lodge. We then commission a group of very talented Zulu women to weave Singita’s signature handwoven placemats. Each design is really a piece of art in itself, which is why guests appreciate them so much.

How do you maintain good relationships with the people you’ve partnered with in the community, and how do the partnerships work?

We believe in rewarding financially for craftsmanship delivered, but more importantly, we don’t believe in encouraging or purchasing sub-standard work. In this manner a very high level of artistic quality and expertise is maintained.

Singita Boutique & Galleries

How do you think the local communities are benefiting from this socially conscious portion of the Boutique & Gallery enterprise?

We regularly go into the local communities to see what traditional craftsmanship already exists, and then promote and direct these skills into marketable ideas and products. This also refines skill levels to match worldwide design standards. These talents can also be passed on to other family members to assist in future opportunities and to support (what are oftentimes) single-bread-winner families.

In Tanzania we have worked with Shanga, a successful, socially-conscious, for-profit enterprise, which employs people with disabilities. The beautiful, hand-made glassware produced through this project is used in some of the Singita lodges and also sold in the Boutique & Gallery. Shanga reinvests the profits made from Singita and other buyers into the development of new products and further employment of disabled people.

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The Legendary Allure of Tanzania’s Serengeti

November 19, 2015 - Environment,Experience,Lamai,Lodges and Camps,Safari,Singita Grumeti,The Grumeti Fund

The Serengeti’s storied plains are a thing of wondrous beauty; endless grasslands, winding rivers, rocky volcanic outcrops and thorny acacia forests. Renowned for its epic mammal migration which draws thousands of safari lovers every year, this pristine wilderness is also one of the best places in the world to see lions in their natural habitat, along with a host of other unique wildlife. Once the migration has moved on, visitors are able to experience an array of untamed wildlife, including giraffe, elephant and gazelle; further proof that the Serengeti offers diverse and fascinating game viewing all year round. Singita’s lodges and camps in two concessions in the region offer an intimate glimpse at this incredible ecosystem.

Singita Serengeti, Tanzania

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing the highlights of these vast conservation areas with you, from the lush, riverine landscape of Singita Lamai to the 350,000-acre Singita Grumeti reserve, ideally positioned on the migratory route which is home to an abundance of wildlife throughout the year. We’ll help you discover Singita Serengeti; a place where each season is as majestic as the last:

Singita is the trusted guardian of over half a million acres of land in Africa and responsible for making a tangible difference in the lives of the people living and working in and around its lodges through successful community development projects. The company proudly operates 6 lodges and camps in Tanzania, each a unique and thrilling safari experience in its own right. Find out more »

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Not Your Average Sunset Cruise

November 06, 2015 - Experience,Lodges and Camps,Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve,Singita Pamushana Lodge

The Malilangwe Dam is a shimmering expanse of water that stretches out below Singita Pamushana Lodge in Zimbabwe, giving guests an incredible view over the water to the sandstone hills beyond. It is an iconic part of the 130,000 acre reserve and home to a number of amazing animals and birds.

Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe, Zimbabwe

One of the best ways to appreciate the dam and its wildlife is on a sunset cruise, which allows guests to get a closer look at this important ecosystem and enjoy an evening out on the water. Once the boat has cast off and refreshments are served, the only sound is of the water lapping against the hull and the chatter of the local birdlife. Drifting along the surface of the dam, field guide Tengwe Siabwanda says that guests will often spot hippos floating languidly nearby, popping below the water, wiggling their ears and making a distinctive grunting noise to communicate.

Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe, Zimbabwe

Cruising further down the dam, guests are also likely to see crocodiles grabbing the last few minutes of sun on the sandbanks, baboons cavorting on the rocks and, if they are lucky, a majestic herd of elephants coming down to drink at the water’s edge. The haunting call of the fish eagle is a special treat, and a real highlight for bird lovers, as they wheel silently overhead in search of their next snack. The dam boasts excellent game fishing throughout the year including tiger fish, bass, bream (tilapia), and catfish, and it’s a favourite activity that Tengwe likes to enjoy with guests.

Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe, Zimbabwe

As the sun starts to dip below the horizon, casting golden light upon the densely wooded hills, Singita Pamushana Lodge begins to glow as it is studded with flickering lanterns. The boat swings back towards the lodge as shadows start to creep into the deep cracks and ravines in the rock, and it’s easy to see why early government prospectors described the area as “wild, broken country”. Guests disembark and amble back towards the lodge for dinner, ending off another unique and memorable day in this extraordinary wilderness area.

Singita Pamushana Lodge, Malilangwe, Zimbabwe

Singita Pamushana Lodge is the ecotourism arm of the not-for-profit Malilangwe Trust, and all proceeds from the lodge benefit numerous conservation, local outreach and development programmes in the area. These initiatives embody Singita’s core principles, and have met with great success. Each guest who visits Singita Pamushana makes a positive impact to this incredibly beautiful land and dynamic community.

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First-Time Safari

October 29, 2015 - Experience

There are few things more memorable than one’s first visit to the bush – the sights and sounds never leave you and often spark a life-long love affair with the African wilderness. This is true even for those of us who were born and grew up here, and such is the case with Gugu Sithole, Singita’s PR co-ordinator. What follows is her account of her first safari; a trip to Singita’s lodges in South Africa:

First time safari at Singita Sabi Sand

For most of us, on a scale of 1 – 10, an African safari is right up there! And if not, I’m pretty sure it features somewhere on your bucket list. To be one with nature, to reach out and touch the wild, to taste and feel it, where the roar of it fills your very being with the sound of life. From the sands of the Serengeti to the remote and lush scenery of the bushveld, it’s a stir that lives within all of us. For both the first-time safari-goer and the more seasoned game viewer, there is something magical that awaits.

Singita Ebony Lodge at Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa

Singita Ebony Lodge at Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa

The game viewing begins before you even touch down on the airstrip, as you spot wildlife from the sky. After a quick refreshment, you are whisked away to the lodge where every wish and whim is attended to. The first glance around your suite reveals accommodation beyond any expectation, leaving you feeling like life simply can’t get any better. And then, it does… because all that other stuff is just the beginning.

First time safari at Singita Sabi Sand

Up close and personal game drives allow you to experience some of the world’s most beautiful creatures in their natural habitat – leopards cleverly camouflaged in tall grass, lions roaring as a reminder of who’s more fierce, herds of elephants chomping away at tree bark. At night you might even spot a spotted genet (see what I did there?).

First time safari at Singita Sabi Sand

There’s nothing quite like the bond you form with your guide and tracker. You’ll think of them often when you’ve returned home. Somehow, they manage to fill you with a sense of ease in this unfamiliar setting. They’re always right on hand to ensure you miss nothing, pointing out all the hidden gems, and adding that extra bit of magic to an already unforgettable trip.

Singita Sweni Lodge at Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

Singita Sweni Lodge at Singita Kruger National Park, South Africa

Even your culinary experience will leave you wondering why it took you so long to visit. Morning and afternoon game drive bush-stops feature delectable snacks prepared in the Singita kitchens, as well as the finest liqueur coffees, G&Ts, wines and champagnes. In fact, with seven specially designed eating moments throughout the day, including the guidance of charming sommeliers to ensure that perfect pairing, you may be forgiven for never wanting to leave. For those with a palate requiring a little bit of extra attention, fully customised menus are simply a request away.

First time safari at Singita Sabi Sand

And for the final encore, just before the curtain sets on your remarkable adventure – as you arrive back from yet another spectacular game drive, sun-kissed and filled with the joys of this world – you’re taken away to an amazing lantern-lit food and wine experience on the airstrip, featuring the finest dishes prepared by Singita’s executive chef and paired with exquisite wines. You soak up the final hours sitting under the heavens, gazing up at the beauty of a million stars and listening to the symphony of Africa’s wildlife just beyond you in the dark.

First time safari at Singita Sabi Sand

Singita Kruger National Park and Singita Sabi Sand, home to five of our lodges, together comprise 78,000 acres of South Africa’s most incredible and pristine land. Both concessions are renowned for high concentrations of big game, frequent leopard sightings and large prides of lion. Please contact our Reservations team to find out more about experiencing this carefully protected part of South Africa.

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Big Cat Country: The Leopards of Singita Sabi Sand

October 21, 2015 - Experience,Sabi Sand,Wildlife

“You can lie out on the bare ground and look like a heap of pebbles. You can lie out on the naked rocks and look like a piece of pudding-stone. You can lie out on a leafy branch and look like sunshine sifting through the leaves; and you can lie right across the centre of a path and look like nothing in particular. Think of that and purr!”

The leopards of Singita Sabi Sand

This excerpt from Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories is a perfect explanation as to why it can be tricky to spot a leopard while in the bush. They are elusive creatures, but the Sabi Sand Reserve, in which Singita has a 45,000-acre concession, is very well known for its leopard activity. These cats form an important part of the diversity in the area, with Singita guides and trackers becoming familiar with various resident leopards that have established territory near the Sand River.

The leopards of Singita Sabi Sand

The Ravenscourt male

Females are more common, as adult males venture beyond the local area in order to establish new territories for themselves. There is however one male leopard of some significance, who was orphaned by a “rogue” male two years ago. His mother was the fondly-remembered Ravenscourt female; an incredibly beautiful leopardess who was a familiar sight for visitors to Singita Sabi Sand. Her cub subsequently became independent and moved south, while the “rogue” male has settled in the area and is known as the Nyeleti male leopard; a name that means ‘stars’ in Shangaan.

Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Ebony Lodge

The leopards of Singita Sabi Sand

Hlaba’Nkunzi female and her cub

Since losing the Ravenscourt female, Hlaba’Nkunzi, a new female leopard from the western Sabi Sand has taken over her territory and given birth to two litters of cubs. She is an unusually adventurous leopard, and is regularly spotted close to the lodges during the early morning and evening. She even gave birth to her most recent litter under the private pool deck of one of Singita Ebony Lodge‘s suites.

The leopards of Singita Sabi Sand

Hlaba’Nkunzi’s young male cub

Over the last 10 months, we have been fortunate enough to observe one of these cubs grow up and adopt some of his mother’s habits, including a quiet tolerance of the game vehicles and a sense of comfort around the lodges. This young male is always a popular character to spot during a game drive, and reminds both guests and staff alike how fortunate we are to be in such close proximity to these incredible animals.

The leopards of Singita Sabi Sand

This article is the first in a series of wildlife stories that will showcase the interesting animals found across the five regions in which Singita’s lodges and camps are located. Please subscribe to the blog using the form on the right to ensure that you don’t miss the next one!

You can read more about the Ravenscourt female in this heart-wrenching tribute written by Head Guide, Mark Broodryk, and also see some gorgeous photographs of the first sighting of the Hlaba’Nkunzi cubs.

Special thanks to Ross Couper for the lovely photographs.

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A Gluten-Free Safari

October 09, 2015 - Cuisine,Experience

The flexibility and creativity of our kitchen teams is one of the many reasons that food plays such a big role in any visit to Singita’s lodges and camps. Understanding the preferences and special requirements of our guests is top priority, and often this includes unusual dietary restrictions such as a sensitivity to wheat or dairy. One such recent visitor to Singita Boulders Lodge in South Africa was Lindsay Zegans, otherwise known as NYC GlutenFree Grubber on Instagram. The chefs at the lodge designed an entirely gluten-free menu for the duration of Lindsay’s honeymoon safari, including seared tuna salad, celiac-friendly cheesecake and a bunless lamb burger.

Gluten free food at Singita

Here they share two of their gluten-free recipes with us; one is a wholesome bread loaf that uses alternatives to traditional wheat flour and the other is a vegetarian take on the traditional South African bobotie, made with butternut squash and chickpeas. Lindsay was also kind enough to contribute lots of her great photos – doesn’t it all look delicious!?

Gluten free food at Singita

Gluten-free bread baked at Singita Boulders Lodge


Ingredients – what you will need:

400g mixture of gluten-free flour (potato, rice, buckwheat and/or corn)
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1½ tbsp. instant yeast
2 tsp. salt
5 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. lemon juice
250ml warm water
2 eggs
1 cup yoghurt
2 tbsp. honey

Method – what to do:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, instant yeast and xanthan gum
3. Combine the rest of the ingredients together in a separate, large mixing bowl
4. Add the flour mixture to the liquids and mix with a dough hook until the consistency of batter is achieved
5. Transfer the dough into a lined, standard-size (roughly 9″ x 5″ x 3″) loaf tin
6. Prove dough in warm area until it doubles in volume
7. Bake for 25 minutes, depending on size of the loaf tin
8. Remove from tin and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes

Baker’s Tip: To check if your gluten-free bread is baked through, test the internal temperature of the loaf, which should be around 95°C/200°F.

Gluten free food at Singita


Ingredients – what you will need:

For the base mixture:
1 medium sized butternut, peeled and cut in to small cubes
150g dried chickpeas, soaked in water from night before (or tinned chickpeas)
3 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 heads of ginger, chopped
3 whole tomatoes, chopped
2ml crushed garlic
15ml curry powder
15ml turmeric
15ml cumin powder
10ml Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (red chilli powder)
Finely grated rind and juice of ½ small lemon
60 ml raisins

For the egg custard topping, combine:
500ml cream
4 eggs
4ml salt

Method – what to do:

1. Begin by frying the onions in the butter and oil over a medium heat
2. When the onions are translucent, add the ginger, garlic, lemon and spices
3. Cook briefly until fragrant
4. Add the tomatoes, butternut, chickpeas and raisins
5. Keep cooking the mixture over a medium heat until butternut is cooked al dente
6. Preheat the oven at 180°C
7. Using your desired casserole or baking dish, spoon in your bobotie mixture and level the top
8. Cover with the egg custard and bake until the custard is set

Vegetarian bobotie at Singita Boulders Lodge

Vegetarian and gluten-free bobotie

Traditional bobotie is a spiced mince dish of Cape Malay origin, usually served with yellow rice and condiments like raita, chutney and toasted nuts. In Lindsay’s own words, Nico’s vegetarian version is “amazing!”. Why not give it a try this weekend and share it with us on Instagram by tagging @Singita_? You can also follow @nycgrubber on Instagram for more of Lindsay’s yummy food photos.

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Quick & Quirky: Wildlife Snippets on our Vimeo Channel

October 08, 2015 - Environment,Experience,Wildlife

Have you ever seen an elephant blowing bubbles? Or a very lucky wildebeest escaping the clutches of an apex predator? Or a leopard cub getting a bath from his mother? Singita’s Vimeo channel is a gold mine for wildlife lovers, and is full of great sightings just like those described. Most of the wildlife posts are short snippets filmed by field guides out on game drives with guests, and many contain unusual or exciting animal behaviour.

Leopard at Singita Kruger National Park

Here are some highlights of the most amusing and eye-catching wildlife sightings you can find on our channel:

Lioness vs. Porcupine

Singita Kruger National Park is well known for the large lion prides and ever changing dynamics within the family groups. Over the last few months especially, we have been spoilt with terrific sightings of the prides as they move through the concession and especially the phenomenal array of cubs. This sighting however was completely unique and very entertaining! Two lionesses taking on a porcupine? That is very brave considering the damage that those quills can cause.

A Feast for the Shishangaan Pride

Three adult lionesses with seven cubs from the Shishangaan pride were seen on a few occasions this month. The cubs gorged themselves and could hardly walk to keep up as their mothers led them away from the kill sites after feeding, in order to keep them safe. We also saw a total of thirty-two Shishangaan pride members feeding on the remains of a Cape buffalo a few weeks ago!

Leopard Cub Having a Bath

Singita Sabi Sand is renowned for a healthy leopard population, where guests are treated to daily sightings of these majestic animals. Our guides cam upon this incredible sighting on morning game drive today.

Lucky Gnu (Singita Kruger National Park)

We were lucky enough to witness this gripping encounter between a lone wildebeest and a lioness. Through true determination and possibly a bit of luck this wildebeest managed to fight off the lioness and gallop to freedom. Rare sightings like these are such a privilege to see!

Baby Hippo Going for a Dip (Singita Kruger National Park)

Newly born hippos are relatively small, weighing from 55 to 120 pounds, and are fiercly protected by their mothers. Young hippos can only stay under water for about half a minute, but adults can stay submerged up to six minutes.

Elephants Blowing Bubbles (Singita Sabi Sand)

Anywhere on the concession where there is water, there are elephants. Mid-morning at the water source is generally the best, as the herds come down to drink. There are often very good interactions between the elephants and the crocodiles and hippos wishing to bask in the sun on the riverbanks.

Singita’s social channels are a great place to get the latest news from our 12 lodges and camps. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and, of course, Vimeo.

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A Serengeti Safari Fondly Remembered

September 23, 2015 - Experience,Singita Grumeti,Singita Sasakwa Lodge

Singita Sasakwa Lodge, located in the Grumeti Reserves in northern Tanzania, is a slice of heaven, if we say so ourselves! The majestic views of the Serengeti from its position atop a hill and the old-world elegance of the nostalgic manor house decor make this lodge a true celebration of comfort and luxury. Ms. Anna Lord, a recent guest from Singapore who visited Singita Grumeti with her family, is in agreement: “It was an extraordinarily comfortable, indulgent but fun experience, in the hands of knowledgable and extremely hard-working professionals who do everything to ensure that you have a holiday that you will never forget.”

What follows are some of Anna’s memories of Singita Sasakwa Lodge, along with a selection of the stunning photographs she took during her stay with us:

Image copyright Anna Lord

“From the moment that we touched down on the wonderful Sasakwa airstrip, we knew that we were in good hands… Our bags were whisked off to our cottage and we were immediately immersed in the indescribable beauty of the Serengeti.”

Image copyright Anna Lord

“Frankly, if our Singita experience had ended after that [first] game drive, the trip would have been worthwhile.”

Image copyright Anna Lord

“No matter how many excellent documentaries you have seen, nothing prepares you for the incredible spectacle of the plains filled with long lines of wildebeest and their calves, with a few zebra and topi tagging along. The sight, sound and scent of the phenomenon as they crossed the river meant that I could tick a major box on my bucket list.”

Image copyright Anna Lord

“We were travelling with our 4 children (aged 4, 7, 10 & 12) and immediately knew that our accommodation was beyond perfect. Beautifully appointed, vast living and dining spaces (indoor & out), with four slightly different, tastefully designed bedrooms, each with stunning views and impeccable bathrooms with views that are to die for!”

Image copyright Anna Lord

“I apologise in advance for the excessive use of superlatives that you are likely to have to endure if you manage to persevere to the end of this, but it is almost impossible to do justice to this fabulous lodge and the wonderful team that runs it, using words. ”

Image copyright Anna Lord

“The days continued along these lines; with meticulous attention to detail, no request was too much trouble and every bite that we ate was delicious.”


“No matter how amazing the lodge, the food and the service, no safari is complete without an incredible guide… Their passion for wildlife and professionalism in their work are very special indeed.”


“Matthew is now a hero in our house. All of our children sobbed saying goodbye to him and have talked about him to anyone who will listen. He had such an incredible impact on all of them and us. They learned so much from him, including stories about Masai life, learning how to make and use a bow and arrow, and lessons about traditional remedies.”

Image copyright Anna Lord

“For anyone who wants to visit the Serengeti without sacrificing an ounce of luxury, I wholeheartedly recommend Sasakwa. My only regret is that we didn’t stay for longer so that we could enjoy more of what the lodge itself had to offer.”

Image copyright Anna Lord

You can read Anna’s full review on TripAdvisor. Please contact our Reservations team to plan your own visit to this spectacular part of the world.

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Dear Diary: A Day at Singita Lebombo Lodge

September 22, 2015 - Experience,Kruger National Park,Lodges and Camps,Singita Lebombo Lodge

“Today I woke up in a glass room, on the banks of the N’wanetsi River. I breathed in the smell of a fresh new day in Africa, feeling inspired that places like this exist.”


So begins our latest short film, which follows a day in the life of a guest at Singita Kruger National Park. Inspired by a real journal entry, it is an emotive memoir that chronicles the unique Singita experience from sunrise to sunset. Marvel at sweeping views of the 33,000-acre concession, stunning wildlife and the rich details in every corner of Singita Lebombo Lodge.

Singita Kruger National Park’s mission is to create and maintain a balance between conservation, community development, and hospitality. Singita Lebombo Lodge and Singita Sweni Lodge have been built with this ideal in mind and both integrate the ‘touch the earth lightly’ philosophy into every aspect of their daily operations. You can see the lodges come to life on our Vimeo channel and on our website.

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