Spending Christmas in the African wildnerness is something memorable and life-transforming. One is struck by the utter serenity of the wide open spaces, the vast skies, and the natural rhythm of the fauna and flora. Traditional details are carefully selected to enhance the quiet moments at Singita, but not clutter the uniqueness of the wild. Holiday meals are special and designed to create memories that will last a lifetime.
It takes very little time to slip into the unhurried lifestyle that embraces guests at Singita lodges. What a perfect place to surrender – enjoying the festive season with family and loved ones, as ordinary moments are transformed into indelible memories.
Bjorn Annegarn – Singita Faru Faru Lodge Manager – talks about the experience of creating Christmas on the plains of the Serengeti.
As you can imagine sourcing all the traditional readymade decorations or even materials to make your own Christmas decorations out in the Serengeti can be a challenge. Singita believes in touching the earth lightly and holds this as a core value. We at Faru Faru wanted to remain true to this philosophy and create an environmentally friendly Christmas tree.
We tried to work with some readily available materials that we have within the camp and also use items that have been recycled. After much deliberation and some serious brainstorming sessions we decided on the best ideas and got to work in creating our 2010 recycled Christmas tree.
Beautifully recycled ornaments, created with care.
A Christmas cake snow man, a Christmas tree ginger biscuit, chocolate truffles and biscuit candy canes – our surprises this week for our guests… Father Christmas will just have to share.
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